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Old June 4th, 2005, 05:20 AM
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What are the known "bargains" if any , in Cozumel? Cigarettes? Perfume, liquor?
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You will see lots of silver for sale and onyx, like chess sets, etc. Yes, cigaretts are also a good buy there too, but limited varieties. Also, pick up some vanilla, you'll see that everywhere.

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Old June 5th, 2005, 11:06 AM
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Donna---do you know what kind of vanila to pick up? I've heard their are differnet kinds. I have a bottle here from 2 years ago that is almost gone, and want to pick up some more. Thanks, KMBB
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Hi Kmbb,
Didn't realize there was different kinds of vanilla's. There are different brands from store to store, I'm sure they are all good, not the stuff we can pick up here anyway.

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Old June 9th, 2005, 04:53 AM
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If you are seriously going to buy that stuff..do some research on google. Type in mexican vanilla...tonka beans...coumarin in vanilla.... or go to vanilla.com

I wouldn't buy that stuff If you paid me!

However you could see if you could buy the real vanilla beans, and make your own with vodka, which takes about 6 months to stew.

The reason vanilla is so expensive right now is because Madagascar had bad weather that wiped out their crops, and it takes about 3 years to recover.
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Old June 12th, 2005, 07:21 AM
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You can get great deals right on the ship. I also really liked Los Cinco Soles right on the pier.
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you can also find good deals on loose gem stones, you need to know your stuff on this one. Loose gems stones are duty free you don't have to declare them. Decent deals on silver also. Local wares are the best deals,- pottery, wooden crafted items, woven blankets. Love mexican vanilla - we bought ours in the liquor store, its nothing like the stuff you get back home at the grocery store, the flavor is much more intense, you use a lot less
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