Sunday, April 22, 2007

Low Tax Shopping but Do Not Milk It!

Norfolk Island is a low tax haven. A multitude of shops stock designer and brand name apparel and accessories from all over the world. Cameras, knives, porcelain, perfume, cookware: you name it, it is on Norfolk Island for up to half the cost you can buy it on mainland Australia.

Locals assured me that people from Sydney and Brisbane often do shopping weekends to Norfolk Island. Thank goodness someone can afford to buy those expensive brands because even at 50% less, I could not afford anything. I'm not a brand shopper and I hate shopping. The only store on Norfolk Island that did well out of me was the craft store. Sculpey Clay was $1.50 cheaper than I have been buying it at Spotlight. I bought up big in expectation that we'll be doing more clay work.

Fresh milk though...surely with cows having right of way on Norfolk Island there must also be a cheap supply of the gorgeous white stuff. WRONG.

NEVER buy fresh milk on Norfolk Island. Husband, an accountant, kept the receipt because he knew nobody would believe we paid $5.86 for a litre of milk. Flown in from New Zealand, it seems the locals forgot to tell us that anything air freighted is really only done so for the unsuspecting tourist - US.

Enjoy the low tax shopping but consider drinking UHT or powdered milk perhaps!


jumpinginpuddles said...

thats a lot of money for milk :O Followed you here from marjas site.

jumpinginpuddles said...

we have answered on our blog but yes we are from australia,victoria and we havent heard of the aussie carnival but would be interested please put details up on our blog so nay other aussies can also see them thanks :)

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

yes,, milk problems now a days... drink fresh milk from the cows which you are keeping from your home... thanks for visiting my blog...keep always..nice photographs

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Anonymous said...

They have cows, why import milk?

Now with the internet no need to visit, jut buy online comes direct to your door

sisterliz said...

They are not milk cows for a start and there is not a processing plant on the island in these days of Pasteurisation etc

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