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Duty Free.. Tax Free Delights…

When you go shopping overseas you need a game plan. There is so much more going on in your mind when you shop abroad than when you are at home. At home, you have more patience, more time and an understanding that you can always go home and sleep on your decision. But when you’re at your holiday destination for only maybe two weeks and you’re trying to squeeze in as much as possible, some decisions can be rushed.

Some good tips include setting a budget before you go out shopping and making a list of what you want to buy before you go. After all, there is no more vulnerable time to be shopping then when you have a heap of foreign currency and no idea what to spend it on.

But apart from the currency and the conversion rates, there is not a whole heap different between shopping centres at home and shopping centres abroad. That is until you enter the realm of the fake goods. Aisles upon aisles of rip off bags, fake iPhones and ironically names ‘ray-banneds’. My only tip when battling with these vendors is that you should keep in mind that these people work at these stores day in and day out. The words they say to try and convince you to buy their items at the price they say are phrases that have been used on countless unsuspecting victims, you are not the first. So put on a sterner face, and play hard to get.

But most importantly, have fun.

If you are heading to Fiji for a Summery escape this Christmas, visit Prouds Fiji to see their unique fashion accessories range including a special collection  from

To view their fabulous range, here’s the Bling Society eboutique link:

Be Guided by the Guild.

Sean Hyatt.

Accessories Contributor.

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