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Old March 14th, 2005, 08:32 AM
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Default Shopping in Grand Cayman vs. St. Thomas?

I am planning to make a purchase at the Bernard Passman jewelry store, which has shops in both Grand Cayman and St. Thomas. Is there any advantage (taxes, prices, etc.) in buying at one location vs the other?
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Old March 14th, 2005, 11:15 AM
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Default Re: Shopping in Grand Cayman vs. St. Thomas?

For US citezens duty allowances are double for purchases made in St Thomas as it is a US protectorate.
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Old March 14th, 2005, 11:22 AM
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Default Re: Re: Shopping in Grand Cayman vs. St. Thomas?

I'm not concerned with the allowance because I won't be purchasing that much. I'm more concerned with the actual cost.
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Old March 14th, 2005, 07:31 PM
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Default Re: Shopping in Grand Cayman vs. St. Thomas?

I have always found Grand Cayman to be the most expensive of the Caribbean ports.
Remember, they do not use the US dollar and we're on the down side of that currency exchange.
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Old March 15th, 2005, 08:27 AM
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Default Re: Re: Shopping in Grand Cayman vs. St. Thomas?

That's a really good point -- I hadn't thought of that. I know St. Thomas is supposed to be the shopper's mecca, but I thought because of that they might hike up the price.
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Old March 15th, 2005, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: Shopping in Grand Cayman vs. St. Thomas?

Yes, Grand Cayman will be more expensive. We purchsed items in St. Thomas that were a good deal more expensive in Grand Cayman.
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Old March 15th, 2005, 11:20 AM
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Prices will generally be best in St Thomas.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: Shopping in Grand Cayman vs. St. Thomas?

We visited Bernard Passman's store in St. Thomas, the items there are incredible.

Happy shopping!
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