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Old 04-27-2011, 06:17 AM
 
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Why do people buy liquor and bring back with them? Do they drink that much that it saves them that much money to buy outside the US? Seems like an unnecessary inconvenience to save a few dollars.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:43 AM
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Some states have very high liquor taxes. So yes, it can be a big savings to some. Although it seems prices have been getting higher on liquor in the ports and on ships. I used to bring back Kahlua from Mexico when it was $8 a bottle, and back home it would be $20. Plus the Mexico bottle would be the full liter, where the $20 bottle was 750ml. The airlines liquid rules have stopped a lot of people from bringing back liquor like they did in the old days. Those that can drive to ports can bring back liquor easier.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:02 PM
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Why do people buy liquor and bring back with them? Do they drink that much that it saves them that much money to buy outside the US? Seems like an unnecessary inconvenience to save a few dollars.
Let me see. A 40 oz (1.14 L) bottle of Johnny Walker Red will set me back $45.00 CDN at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. In St Maarten a 1Litre bottle was $13.99 US (the current exchange rate being 1.05 US to 1.00 CDN).

I told this joke to one of the cruise directors. Canadians are allowed to bring back 40oz of Liquor, while Americans are allowed 1Litre. Canada has been metric since 1972 wile the United States is still using the imperial system. What is wrong with this picture?

(Canada used to use 40 oz bottles before the switch. We kept the same size bottle, just re-labeled to metric)
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:06 AM
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Carnival has reversed their policy. Starting May 21st on all sailings, any liquor purchases from the gift shop or shore will be delivered on the last night of the cruise.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:07 PM
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Yes John Heald announced that yesterday.. There has been so many complaints on his blog that the BEARDS have changed that bad policy..
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