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    Baccy / Ciggie run!!!

    HELP!! The girls and I are planning a baccy / ciggy run abroad, does anyone know the best and cheapest place to go?/ Someone has said Belgium is much cheaper????

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    cheap as chips in the Canary Islands

    Gibraltar

    £10 fior 200 L&B silver, you don't even have to get your money changed as they take the £

    Ah......legal

    Turkey, just joined EU, have no idea on prices and you can haggle in the markets

    cigs last year at Turkey around £10 200 B &H etc.. France wasnt worth bothering and i believe Belgium not much better!

    bulgaria, off topic when did turkey join the EU are they a full member now ? was there last year as they where non EU then

    You want to go to tabacco town in Belgium (Adinkerke) this site is a very good guide to it.
    day-tripper.net/tob…tml

    Original Poster

    Apparently in France 200 B and H are £38.00. ( Bit steep!!) So like some of you say I am wondering if it is worth it. We were only planning a day trip thing and the idea was to pop over to Francais ad bag some bargains. Cant seem to fin out what the story is in Belgium tho!!!

    RedIron;2803424

    Gibraltar£10 fior 200 L&B silver, you don't even have to get your money … Gibraltar£10 fior 200 L&B silver, you don't even have to get your money changed as they take the £



    I agree, but problem is you are limited to what you can take out, including into Spain. We brought 4000 B&H's and three 5litre bottles of Jack Daniels back into Spain a few years ago. Customs at Gib into Spain couldn't have cared less.
    I'd fly to southern Spain and stock up in Gib and fly back from Spain.

    Dub1;2803468

    off topic when did turkey join the EU are they a full member now ? was … off topic when did turkey join the EU are they a full member now ? was there last year as they where non EU then



    Thought they were....:?, my bad :oops:

    Original Poster

    Tobacco Alley???? How funny!!! Just had a look, thanks for that (rep added) Cant believe that it exists!!!

    jamaica.......about a tenner for 200

    Original Poster

    Jamaica!!! Blimey !!!! For a day trip!!! Gutted as by the sound of it it isnt worth bothering! Didnt realise they were so expensive.

    didn't say 200 what :whistling:

    I thought Greece was the best place. If you're going outside the EU I believe you can only bring back 200 cigarettes, and because of the trading rules which originally founded the EU, you can bring back 2000 if you're travelling withing the EU.

    Otherwise you can always try markets in England. A stall on Brick Lane were selling 20 packs of Marlboro's for £2 a while back.

    pikachu12;2803688

    I thought Greece was the best place. If you're going outside the EU I … I thought Greece was the best place. If you're going outside the EU I believe you can only bring back 200 cigarettes, and because of the trading rules which originally founded the EU, you can bring back 2000 if you're travelling withing the EU..



    You can actually bring back as many ciggies as you like from most EU Countries, as long as they are for your own consumption.

    Customs & Excise will not question you on amounts up to 3500 ciggies per person, over that they may do.

    Turkey, The Canaries, Jersey are not in the EU. so limit is 200 per person.

    kyalion;2803498

    I agree, but problem is you are limited to what you can take out, … I agree, but problem is you are limited to what you can take out, including into Spain. We brought 4000 B&H's and three 5litre bottles of Jack Daniels back into Spain a few years ago. Customs at Gib into Spain couldn't have cared less. I'd fly to southern Spain and stock up in Gib and fly back from Spain.



    They caught me with a monkey lol, seriously!

    Thy are very lax though usually in fact they don't even bother checking passports most of the time

    Smokings bad umkay

    donnydude;2805149

    Smokings bad umkay



    "but in moderation it's not"

    Not all the eu allows 3500-Hungary didnt-it was 200-but this year we brought what we wanted without a problem-i havent checked if customs allowances have officially changed but some people had a massive amount in the duty free there when leaving!
    They worked out approx £16-and you can fly ryanair from Liverpool or easyjet Luton among others-flights from 10p-if you can go anytime?

    Banned

    cheapest is latvia at £5-£7 per 200!

    Banned

    my mistake, latvia now £9.40

    the-tma.org.uk/pag…=35

    Cigarette Price & Tax Breakdown - July 2008

    RRP

    Tax Burden

    Tax Incidence

    £ per 20

    %

    Ireland

    5.89
    4.62
    78
    UK
    5.66
    4.33
    77
    France
    4.19
    3.37
    80
    Sweden
    3.97
    2.87
    72
    Germany

    3.72
    2.82
    76
    Netherlands
    3.66
    2.73
    75
    Finland
    3.40
    2.55
    75
    Denmark
    3.39
    2.49
    73
    Belgium
    3.29
    2.55
    77
    Malta
    2.86
    2.17
    76
    Italy
    2.77
    2.08
    75
    Austria
    2.77
    2.07
    75
    Portugal
    2.61
    2.08
    80
    Luxembourg
    2.53
    1.77
    70
    Greece
    2.37
    1.74
    74
    Cyprus
    2.23
    1.61
    72
    Spain
    1.90
    1.47
    78
    Czech Republic
    1.88
    1.51
    80
    Hungary
    1.80
    1.33
    74
    Slovenia
    1.74
    1.30
    75
    Slovak Republic
    1.38
    1.29
    94
    Poland
    1.38
    1.20
    87
    Romania
    1.20
    0.89
    74
    Lithuania
    1.15
    0.77
    67
    Estonia
    1.12
    1.02
    92
    Bulgaria
    1.00
    0.82
    82
    Latvia
    0.94
    0.85
    90

    louloo;2806327

    Not all the eu allows 3500-Hungary didnt-it was 200-but this year we … Not all the eu allows 3500-Hungary didnt-it was 200-but this year we brought what we wanted without a problem-i havent checked if customs allowances have officially changed but some people had a massive amount in the duty free there when leaving!They worked out approx £16-and you can fly ryanair from Liverpool or easyjet Luton among others-flights from 10p-if you can go anytime?



    I don't think customs allow if you're buying loads from an Eastern European country because of exploitation...

    massmail666;2806848

    why not just buy them online?



    Because they're not very cheap online, and if customs detect they're cigarettes, you get charged import fees

    Just another tip, if buying in Spain, do not buy at the Duty Free or Supermarkets, buy only at the Tabacs, fixed price, always cheaper.

    Banned

    Inactive;2807206

    Just another tip, if buying in Spain, do not buy at the Duty Free or … Just another tip, if buying in Spain, do not buy at the Duty Free or Supermarkets, buy only at the Tabacs, fixed price, always cheaper.


    agreed :thumbsup:

    Banned

    pikachu12;2806838

    I don't think customs allow if you're buying loads from an Eastern … I don't think customs allow if you're buying loads from an Eastern European country because of exploitation...



    In what way is it exploitation?

    Avoiding exploitation more like!!

    My thoughts as well, it is us in the UK that are constantly being exploited, not just with ciggies either.
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