Business: Airport Guide to Duty-Free Bargains

SUMMER travelers abroad who somehow manage to avoid unloading every available cent during their trip get a last chance to do so at the final stop before returning to the U.S.: the duty-free shops at practically every large international airport. The foreign-flight waiting rooms in these terminals are technically international territory, and concessionaires operating in them are not required to charge taxes. Most specialize in heavily taxed items, especially liquor, tobacco, cosmetics and perfume. But at some airports the careful shopper can also pick up excellent buys in cameras, radios, tape recorders, French cashmere sweaters, British woolen yard goods, Swiss watches...

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