Shopping before proceeding on travel
Before you proceed on a travel, make a list of items you’ll need. It includes toiletries, clothes, bag and baggage, non-prescribed medicines, any maps and books. Make sure every thing is as light and small as possible.
Shopping at your vacation destination
1. While purchasing a handicraft or any other thing, ensure it’s unique and you’ll not get the same in your city handicraft stores. If the item is available in a nearby store, there’s no need to purchase it unless it’s available in realistic rates.
2. For big items, we suggest you to shop the items and ask the merchant to parcel them to you. While purchasing the items confirm whenever they’ve a facility to parcel it from the counter itself. Also, analyze if it will be cost-efficient to purchase an item and get it parceled to your home. Often the international freight charges are too high. So compare the price of your purchase and the shipping cost with the cost of item in local store.
3. Always buy items through your credit card. The advantage of purchasing through a credit card is that you’ve a proof of purchase and if merchant doesn’t deliver the goods in time or in perfect shape, you can dispute the charge. Consult your credit card customer service about the dispute procedure. Read the rest of this entry »