Puerto Pollensa Travel Guide
Before You Go
Flights
Package Holidays
Latest Special Offers!
All-Inclusive Hotels
Hotels & Aparthotels
Private Villas/Apts to Rent
Villa Companies
Local Rental Agents
Cruises
Car Hire
Airport Transfers & Taxis
Travel Insurance
Late Deals!
Currency
Holiday Shopping
Background Info
Language
Books
Events & Fiestas
Climate & Weather
Art & Culture
Flora & Fauna
Links
Discussion Forum
Once You're There
Maps
Airport Directions
Tourist Information
Eating Out
Buses & Trains
Music & Entertainment
Excursions & Days Out
Shopping & Markets
Kids
Beaches
Walking, Cycling
Boat Charters
Sailing/Watersports
Market Place
Boats & Yachts
Property For Sale
Businesses For Sale
Property Services
Local Services
MouseMats & T-shirts
Computers
Internet Services
Virus Protection
PuertoPollensa.com discussion forums

Go Back   Pollensa Forum > ONCE YOU'RE THERE > Shopping

Shopping Looking to buy something specific? Want to recommend a favourite shop or market?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-08-2010, 23:09
****
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Marton, Middlesbrough
Posts: 84
Default Cigarettes

Hi - whenever on our hols we always purchase our cigarette allowance for my Dad (it lasts him from holiday to holiday) we usually purchase them from the small Tabac shop near to the square - we have always used cash but does anybody know if they take VISA cards ok?? We have a Santander Card that we use purely for holidays and wondered if we could use this to buy them instead of having the trouble of taking the cash with us??
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-08-2010, 00:00
Sparky's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port de Pollenša
Posts: 17,485
Default

Yes you can use all major debit/credit cards.
__________________
Living the dream in PP with my glass half full .
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-08-2010, 00:35
****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: belfast, ireland
Posts: 88
Default

Just in case you dont know, the cigarettes in palma airport are 6+ euros more per 200 pack. I found out at my cost, so always buy them in the port.

regards


Gary
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-08-2010, 11:54
*****
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: N.Ireland
Posts: 289
Default

I used my Santander card to get cigs, there's another Tabac just down from the roundabout towards Alcudia, the prices are the same just a bigger shop, as Gary said don't get them at the airport.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-08-2010, 12:32
*****
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 809
Default

When you pay by debit or credit card, you should be asked if you want to pay in Sterling or Euros. You should always insist on paying in Euros. This goes for every transaction retail purchase or 'hole in the wall' withdrawal.
Before you hand your card over say clearly 'I wish to pay in Euros' so there is no confusion. Once the retailer presses the button things can't be changed.
The large Tabac opposite the marina bus stops seemed to be well stocked plus numrous offers available.

If you do pay in Sterling, the retailer has the benefit of an extra slice of commission on top of the value of the goods, and it defeats the object of getting a commision free card for the hols.

On hole in the wall withdrawals don't pick an terminal where the sun makes the display unreadable and read carefully the text that asks about euros or sterling. It may just be me, but it can appear to be contradictory (or should that be counter-intuitive). Forget which way round it is, you should select no, when you think you should be agreeing with the statement and pressing yes. Just something to be aware off.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-08-2010, 10:06
****
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Marton, Middlesbrough
Posts: 84
Default

Thanks for those replies and especially about the sterling/euros - I wil make sure I ask to pay in euros!!

Does anybody know how much the Regal King size are for a pack of 200?? I think they were about 34 euros last time in PP (which was June last year)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-08-2010, 01:38
med777's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Scotland and part-time PP
Posts: 398
Smile

Mandy... what r u assuming as ur 'allowance' ?

there is only a recommended amount... if bought and paid for locally... and that is over 3000.

The money I save buying my 'fix' in spain, pays for all my trips to PP... not the main reason for the trips... but definately an added bonus !

Miriam
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-08-2010, 09:24
*****
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: N.Ireland
Posts: 289
Default

I got Silk Cut and they were 38 euro and L & B were 37 sorry don't know other prices but I assume they would roughly be in the same price bracket.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-08-2010, 10:18
Gommar Goffer's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: PP permanently
Posts: 1,533
Default

Gold Coast range (similar to Marlboro) are now 32 euros a carton. Why not try some of the cheaper onknown brands while you are there - you may find something to like and save a packet (pun intended!)

Miriam - I have to agree with you - what we save on the ciggies pays for the flights
__________________
GG
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where to buy cigarettes? Angie Shopping 7 07-05-2009 19:21


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:55.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
(c) Copyright Holiday Webs Ltd 2011