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Old January 25th, 2005, 06:19 PM
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Default Shopping in Nassau?

How is the shopping in Nassau?
Can you really find some unique stuff?
How about any nice looking knockoffs (Gucci, Rolex, ect...)?

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Old January 26th, 2005, 11:57 AM
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the best stuff to buy in Nassau is locally crafted straw products
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Old January 26th, 2005, 02:11 PM
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I got two great knock off pocketbooks, a Coach and a Gucci, for $50.00 for both. The woman first wanted $65.00 for the Coach and $70.00 for the Gucci. I put both bags back on the shelf and walked away. She came up to me and said, "Let's talk." Boy did we ever talk!!!!! The trick is not to let them see how interested you are in the product. Part of the fun of shopping in the straw market is to haggle. As for unique stuff, my DH found and purchased the greatest handcarved motorcycle statue. It was from a small shop on the left as soon as you leave the port area. We also purchased a beautiful handpainted tile with a sunset scene on it from a young lady inside the port terminal. If you look hard and be patient, you can get some great bargains.
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Old January 26th, 2005, 03:56 PM
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To: nolou525

Thanks a bunch, I was hopping to find those there!
Believe me, I know how to haggel, but I bet I can't beat that deal you got !!!! Go Girl!!!
I'll try my best though. What's a DH?
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DH=Dear Husband (most days )

Have fun haggling. My mom and daughter truly appreciated the pocketbooks. Only problem was I didn't get one for me. Guess I'll have to cruise again.

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Old January 26th, 2005, 04:12 PM
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To: Nolou525
I should have guessed...
I would offer to pick up one but, I get the feeling you'll be cruising again soon!
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Old January 27th, 2005, 07:50 AM
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As a matter of fact, we are. Thanks for the offer though. Have a great time.

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They have a Gucci store and some really cool things in the straw mart, one place has things that change color in the sun, hope you have fun!
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They have a Gucci store and some really cool things in the straw mart, one place has things that change color in the sun, hope you have fun!
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Old May 4th, 2005, 10:20 AM
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MY SISTER AND I ARE GOING ON OUR FIRST CRUISE TO FREEPORT AND NASSAU BAHAMAS. MY DAUGHTER WANTS US TO PICK HER UP 2 COACH OR D.B. PURSES. WHERE WOULD I FIND THESE ITEMS AT IN NASSAU?

THANK YOU,

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Old May 4th, 2005, 11:39 AM
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If you want the 'real thing' you will be able to find the upscale shops in the main area of town. If you want 'spin-offs', they are located in the outdoor shopping area (like a flea market). The spin-offs look really good!
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Old May 5th, 2005, 08:05 PM
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THANK YOU FOR THE ADVICE. BUT WHAT ARE SPIN-OFF'S? ARE THEY IMITATIONS OF THE REAL THING? LIKE COACH PURSES?

THANK YOU, C.P.
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