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Cheap duty free liquor at Colombo Int Airport

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Cheap duty free liquor at Colombo Int Airport

Hi

During my visit last week I was shocked to find cheap duty free liquor at the arrival hall of the Colombo airport. I bought vodka 1 lit for US $16 and napolean whiskey for $16. On the way out Blacklabel was on special 3 bottles for US $72 ( all 1 lit).

I found it much cheaper than the Melbourne,Singapore,KL in Malaysia or HK int airport duty free.

I did not look at any perfumes etc hence unable to tell the prices

I have not looked at the Dubai duty free shops though to compare the prices.

David

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1. Re: Cheap duty free liquor at Colombo Int Airport

I guess that Colombo Airport duty free is among the cheapest in South Asia for foreign liquor. Local liquor (arrack) can be bought cheaper in local liquor shops in Sri Lanka. Excuse: high rents for the premises.

Dubai and Doha are slightly cheaper than Colombo.

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2. Re: Cheap duty free liquor at Colombo Int Airport

How about the imported beer from the duty free colombo airport.thanks

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Has anyone who had been to male airport, is the price of imported beer expensive? Kindly advise about the price.thanks

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4. Re: Cheap duty free liquor at Colombo Int Airport

Price of Chivas Regal 12 years scotch at out going terminal at Colombo Airport

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5. Re: Cheap duty free liquor at Colombo Int Airport

price of chivas regal 12 years old scotch 1 litre at outgoing colombo airport and also at igi delhi airport for incoming passengers.

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6. Re: Cheap duty free liquor at Colombo Int Airport

As Hans has also mentioned Liquor at Colombo duty free is among the cheapest. I have done price comparison of same brand and know it is cheaper in Colombo than in Heathrow, Middle East and Chennai India.

Chocolates, sweets expensive in CMB than other places. Perfumes, average, but not much of a selection.

I'm talking about incoming duty free, never spent much time at out going.

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7. Re: Cheap duty free liquor at Colombo Int Airport

AFAIK incoming and outgoing prices are same in Colombo.

Now I buy my duty free in Doha which I found slightly cheaper than Colombo so I have not bothered checking Colombo prices recently.

There have also been a couple of reports about credit card fraud at the duty free shop in the departure terminal in Colombo.

Bear in mind that this thread is nearly one year old!!

Hans

Edited: 3:07 am, January 07, 2012
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8. Re: Cheap duty free liquor at Colombo Int Airport

Oops, 1 year old it is!

Special promotions are bit different in out going vs incoming duty free I suppose.

I have a bill that says 27$ for 2 Smirnoff Vodkas. 20$ for Finlandia. 17$ for Absolut Ruby.

I've checked prices in Doha in Transit this Nov, and found it expensive than in Colombo for Jonney walkers Whiskey. Maybe it's not correct for all types.

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9. Re: Cheap duty free liquor at Colombo Int Airport

SKGOEL I don't understand your post. Are you asking a question or just making a statement? It's not clear.

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10. Re: Cheap duty free liquor at Colombo Int Airport

I think he is asking a question, "What is the price of Chivas Regal 12 year old 1 liter Scotch Whiskey at Colombo outgoing and Delhi incoming duty free?"

As I remember it's about 34$ at CMB, not sure though.