Duty Free Surprise

This year has started with some travel. One of the most unusual and delightful things I’ve done is to take a ferry from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Montevideo, Uruguay. And one of the surprises was an onboard duty free shop with a Caran d’Ache section!

Airport Duty Free shops today seem to mainly offer alcohol and fragrances, so it was very nice to see stationery and art supplies represented. I certainly wasn’t expecting this shop on the ferry.

2 Replies to “Duty Free Surprise”

  1. Wait but did you get anything? And was there a significant difference in price? We need more info! Hahahaha please and thank you

  2. Thank you for the comment!

    You can see from the photos that everything was locked up. While I was glad to see the displays, this format didn’t fully engage me. I guess I like to handle the merchandise!

    Leman fountain pens aren’t really my cup of tea, and I would have considered some colour pencils, but they had so many lines and varieties – Swisscolor, Supracolour, etc. that I couldn’t decide. I didn’t wind up buying anything.

    As to prices – as an example, a Colormat-X 849 was $US41. That’s about $3 better than at retail in Canada, and another $5 in tax saved.

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