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Duty Free Shopping Chat Forum

Duty Free Shopping Chat Forum

Duty Free Shopping Chat Forum

Duty Free Addict has launched a Duty Free Shopping Chat Forum.

Duty Free Addict is a website dedicated to helping travellers find and share information on where to find shopping bargains globally. Duty Free Addict currently consists of three sites:

1. Duty Free Price Comparison site –

2. Apple Price Comparison site –    and now

3. Duty Free Shopping Chat Forum –

Duty Free Shopping Chat Forum

The Duty Free Shopping Chat Forum will enable travellers to ask questions directly on the forum and receive answers from our extensive community of duty free shoppers.

Over the years we have received thousands of questions directly from our community of over 7,000 subscribers. Whilst we endeavor to answer as many questions as possible, we feel that our community would benefit from being able to talk directly to each other. The massive size of our community will allow users to receive up-to-date and well-researched answers from fellow travellers in an expedient manner. 

The benefit of a Duty Free Shopping Chat Forum is that we will be able to provide more detailed and enriched answers to the community. Today we provide insightful information on where the cheapest place is to shop and the Duty Free Chat Forum will now enable our community to help travellers find our where to shop.

The Duty Free Addict team will remain committed to helping our users find the best bargains whilst shopping overseas and we will continue to answer questions as part of our curated community of frequent travellers. 

We will continue to provide price updates on the Duty Free Addict and Apple Price Index price comparison tools. We will also continue to send out periodic updates to our email subscribers with the insider market insights.

Please check out the new site and also feel free to subscribe to our email list to receive quarterly updates


Apple Price Index – a new website from the DFA crew

Apple Price Index

Apple Price Index

Due to popular demand from our users, the DFA crew has released a new website exclusively for Apple products known as the Apple Price Index.

Apple Price Index compares the price of Apple products globally, much like the Big Mac Index. Unlike Duty Free Addict, Apple Price Index does not take into account duty free discounts available to travellers and simply represents the recommended retail price of Apple products including domestic taxes (i.e. the take-home price for a local consumer, e.g. a Brit in the UK, an Aussie in Australia or an American in the USA).

Apple Price Index – why prices vary

Whilst Apple products are manufactured in one place, there remain a number of reasons why prices vary globally (sometimes significantly). Some reasons include taxes, transport costs, wage costs, rent. Further, frequent fluctuations in currency (vs less-frequent price releases) also represent an opportunity for travellers to arbitrage the price of Apple products whilst overseas vs prices at home (this is why Duty Free Addict exists). For these reasons, we tend to see large variances in Apple prices between locations.

Apple Price Index – Travellers arbitrage

For travellers looking for duty free prices of Apple products, continue to look here at Duty Free Addict. Apple products are a perfect gift and are generally an easy product to buy whilst overseas as they work globally (charging via usb) and are generally small and fit easily into your suitcase! For local consumers (i.e. an Aussie in Australia or an American in the USA), head over to Apple Price Index to see how your local prices compare vs your global compatriots!

Apple Price Index – 100 products in 12 countries

Apple Price Index is currently in beta and includes around 100 products in 12 countries. Prices are updated frequently and we hope you find the insights useful.

If you are interested in receiving periodic updates every time Apple releases its new product and price list, please head over to Apple Price Index and subscribe to our email list.

We hope readers find the information useful and we would be happy to provide more information for those who wish to email us.

Amsterdam Duty Free Experience: All You Need To Know

Amsterdam Duty FreeLooking ahead to walk along the beautiful canals of the Amsterdam city and party all night at the vibrant streets of the city? While you do this on your next city to this astounding part of Deutschland- do not forget to experience the most recommended Amsterdam Duty Free shopping. The Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is one of the leading airports in terms of its excellence in Duty Free shopping- measured by its large commercial area, wide assortment of products and excellent after-sale service. Continue reading

Lotte Duty Free Shops: The Convenient Details

Lotte Duty Free

Being started roughly two decades ago, the Lotte Duty Free shops serve travellers with well over 500 different kinds of luxury goods from different companies worldwide. The Lotte Duty Free shops also have branches in the center of Seoul for the purposes of convenience. These products are original since they are obtained directly from the company thus protecting customers from counterfeit products. Apart from luxurious brands from all over the world, travellers will also be treated to Korean products as well. Continue reading

Bombay Duty Free Shops: Luxury Brands Found Here

Bombay Duty FreeThe Bombay Duty Free shops not only offer the best brands worldwide but also at cheaper prices. Some of these luxury brands represented include: Versace, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Burberry, Diesel, Michael Kors, Cognac, Ciroc and many others. Customers should never doubt on the authenticity since these products are obtained directly from the manufacturers. Continue reading

Poland Duty Free Shops: What a Traveler Needs To Know

Poland Duty FreeThe fully stocked Poland duty free shops do have a wide range of products from top-notch brands worldwide being offered at cheaper prices. This is because of the omission of duty, which makes it affordable. These Poland Duty Free shops are a part of the Lagard Ere Services, the leading travel retail market. Travelers who are interested in purchasing original brands at duty free prices are encouraged to visit the Lagard Ere services official site and get filled in. Continue reading

Canada Duty Free: A Snapshot of Duty Free Benefits

Canada Duty FreeCanada Duty Free shopping is an economical deed. A large proportion of travelers tend to buy duty free when they cross borders at Canada. Going with the norms of the usual duty free procedures, the traveler is supposed to take the products out of Canada within next 48 hours, produce the receipt of purchase at the customs, and adhere with the specified amount of quantities of certain products. Failing to achieve any of the conditions can result in confiscation of the purchased items. Continue reading