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I’ve never cared that much for buying in duty free… but as I’m about to buy an iPad 2 and off to DEL from T5 in a week, I thought it’d probably be worth picking one up then…

…is it so incredibly wrong to expect high street companies (e.g. Curries) who have outlets in Duty Free to be a similar price less the VAT? I’d expect a £659 ipad to be around the £550 mark… but the reality is I’ll be lucky to see it below £600.

So, while the products may not have tax on them, they don’t even come close to the same pre-tax prices.

Is this the same all over the world, or is it just rip-off Britain?

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