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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:57 pm 
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Definitely buy the 2 bottles you're allowed per couple at the duty free at the airport. We were just there last month - here''s an example: 1l bottle of Absolut was $18.50 or $19.50 at duty free (I think it was on special for a couple bucks off). Was shocked to see at Super Food that the same bottle was $43.50. :shock: :shock: :shock: I didn't think the new sin tax would affect the prices as much as it did.

We just left the airport after buying booze and picking up our suitcases. No one scanned our luggage. In fact, our luggage has never been scanned leaving the airport in 22 trips.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:37 pm 
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We came in to Aruba last April on a JetBlue flight. Most of the people exiting the baggage area were Americans that had been on our flight. It was a Wed and the airport was not busy so no flights from other countries coming in at that time. So imagine our surprise when we were all stopped on our way out to have our luggage scanned. This had never happened to us either in 21 years in coming to Aruba.
My luck, it will happen again this month when we get there.


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dutchdushi wrote:
Anoter option would be to just drink a bit less alcohol.


Or not worry so much about trying to save $10-$20?


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mrem3200 wrote:
dutchdushi wrote:
Anoter option would be to just drink a bit less alcohol.


Or not worry so much about trying to save $10-$20?


So if I bring alcohol from duty free into Aruba they are in a bag and then i put into my carry on. Now if they scan and see it what happens? I pay tax? or they take away. Was thinking of bringing a bottle of vodka....


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:20 pm 
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CurleyGal wrote:
mrem3200 wrote:
dutchdushi wrote:
Anoter option would be to just drink a bit less alcohol.


Or not worry so much about trying to save $10-$20?


So if I bring alcohol from duty free into Aruba they are in a bag and then i put into my carry on. Now if they scan and see it what happens? I pay tax? or they take away. Was thinking of bringing a bottle of vodka....


You can bring one litre of hard licor per person. If they catch you with more, you have to pay tax.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:38 pm 
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dutchdushi wrote:
CurleyGal wrote:
mrem3200 wrote:
dutchdushi wrote:
Anoter option would be to just drink a bit less alcohol.


Or not worry so much about trying to save $10-$20?


So if I bring alcohol from duty free into Aruba they are in a bag and then i put into my carry on. Now if they scan and see it what happens? I pay tax? or they take away. Was thinking of bringing a bottle of vodka....


You can bring one litre of hard licor per person. If they catch you with more, you have to pay tax.


I was wondering how much the tax per litre was.

On past trips, when we were leaving Aruba, we'd buy 2 bottles in the 1st floor duty-free shop & then buy another 2 bottles in the waiting area duty-free shops - where they would charge a very small tax amount.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:18 pm 
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i buy a bottle at duty free when i arrive. im always tempted to buy 2 and have asked the cashier what the duty would be if im stopped. i have yet to get an answer. since im solo carrying 2 bottles would be a flag so i never did it. 2 years ago my bags went through the machine, last year i was waived through.

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