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Buying jewellery in dubai

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Buying jewellery in dubai

Does anyone know if paying cash in the G and D park makes any difference on the price? I know they don't pay tax but they must still have overheads when using a card?

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1. Re: Buying jewellery in dubai

Get a final price agreed and don't discuss cash or card until you go to pay.

At which point they may ask for a 2% levy to cover their costs - your call as to whethere you pay it and get the item on a card or walk away and strike the same deal at 2% less in another jeweller.

In perspective 2% is £2 per £100 so for example it would depend how much time you want to spend to save £20 on a £1,000 purchase.

If you've been in a jewellers for the best part of an hour to arrive at a price you both agree on do you want to start all over again for the sake of £2 in every £100 ?

You will know what to do when you settle on a figure for an item you want.

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Dont forget to factor in the VAT and Duty you will need to pay on arrival in UK if the cost is over your duty free allowance....I beleive this is now around 25%....

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Do as Latimer advises and remember here in the UAE like the UK it is illegal to have dual pricing and most of the shops will know that so they should not have a problem. IF so refer them to their NETWORK agreement which is the Credit Card provider most companies and banks have to use .

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Edited: 14 February 2012, 13:02
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4. Re: Buying jewellery in dubai

Actually, retailers are no longer allowed to ask an extra percentage when you pay on credit card, it's now illegal.

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I have never bought jewellery abroad so I am probably just being naive but how would customs know to charge you duty and vat if you just wore the jewellery home or put it with your other jewellery that you travelled out with ?

Do they just rely on people's honesty ?

I am not intending buying any, just curious

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6. Re: Buying jewellery in dubai

Luck?

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Daisy has it...its just luck.

They look for shiny new jewellery, so actually, your better off not weraing it.....

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8. Re: Buying jewellery in dubai

Thanks for all your posts, very informative.

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9. Re: Buying jewellery in dubai

Next question, has anyone had a cab from The Palm, Dubai to the Abu Dabi theme park recently, if so how much did it cost you?

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10. Re: Buying jewellery in dubai

It will cost roughly 200 dirham each way.