Only a few hours to go
Sadly no check in bag, only hand luggage as we are only going Friday to Sunday. To check in a bag it would be £40 each way so not really worth it tbh. Thanks anywayJFH
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I seem to recall you talking about going to Gib and buying Pussers. Can't remember where it was and can't be bothered trawling!
Anyway, down Main Street you'll find Pusser's at about £9.50 a bottle (70cl) with Gunpowder now being, I think about £14.50 BUT you'll also find Woods at £4.50 a bottle (litre!), so really, for a bunch of rum addled old soaks, it's a no-brainer! In general, the further you go down Main St towards Ragged Staff, the cheaper things become. There is also Morrisons, but beware - it is not always the cheapest option!
Getting it home. Now, glass is heavy. Liquid is, for arguments sake a kilo a litre. A 'friend*' told me that if you decant it into a suitably sized plastic container, you can then put it in your hold luggage at a 'cost' of only a kilo. It is also less likely to brake in a plastic bottle.
In my case, we use a Holiday Inn off the Rock and by driving in every day, get much cheaper accomodation and a fresh allowance every day!
* This 'friend' may or may not have in the past filled empty tonic bottles with DF gin and empty ginger ale bottles with DF Southern Comfort (£6.90 a litre!) before wrapping them in packs of 4, then placing them among full packs, before driving back through the border..........
//AS YOU WERE//
You are only allowed one litre of spirits, 200 fags etc per adult through the Gib / Spanish border now, hence the 'various tactics' to get around this! The Guardia Civil / Spanish Government are using tobacco smuggling as their reason for all the spot checks and sometimes HUGE delays at the border. Not political at all, oh no.The Government have announced the intention of making Europe a an area from which Duty Free goods may be brought back from.
This is a double edged sword.
Do not forget that you are only allowed to bring back duty free 1 Litre of Spitits and 200 cigarettes.
While we are in teh EU you are allowed almost unlimited goods on which duty has been paid.
As many EU countries duty is far lowere than the UK duty this is a great advantage.
Still not a good enough reason not to leave though
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