Both St Maarten & St Thomas, are known for for really outstanding jewelry shopping. What I have found to be a tough decision, is: should I buy what I like on the first island, or wait till I get to the next one....Many times the chain stores may have the same item. The sheer selections of glitter, can sometimes overwhelm you.
Leaving behind a great deal, to see if you "might see something better or get a better deal is tricky....
The French side of ST. M is, pricier then the Dutch side..linens and cigarettes, were good deals on the Dutch side.
One hint you can try is, once you strike your best deal, ask if you pay cash,[if you can] can they do better...many times, due to the % the credit card companies charge, they will do better.
Trip, with her book & tea!
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