Nine out of ten tax-free goods are cheaper in online stores

Norway's largest duty-free shop at Oslo Airport. duty-freeNorway's largest duty-free shop at Oslo Airport. Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

A new survey concluded that many popular tax-free goods are cheaper in online stores than they are in the stores at Oslo Airport.

 

Prisjakt.no conducted a survey from March to May, where they compared prices at Oslo airport to various online stores.

“The main conclusion is that 90% of the products were cheaper in online stores than at duty-free.

It’s probably quite sensational for many travellers, who think tax-free automatically means that things are cheap’’, said Chief of ‘’Pricejakt Norway’’, Carolina Appelqvist to Aftenposten newspaper.

The items they checked are typical tax-free products, such as cosmetics.

It was pointed out that prices vary somewhat from month to month, depending on offers, and that in some online stores you may also have to pay more.

“We have about 25% savings on perfume for the local market, but online stores are widely selected, and one must keep in mind that they are running offers and promotions or have a party purchases they are going to sell reasonably priced,” said communications manager, Haakon Dagestad of Travel Retail Norway (TRN), which operates the three tax-free shops at Oslo Airport.

 

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