- Report: #100418
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Complaint Review: All Gift Shops In El Salavdor Int Airport
All Gift Shops In El Salavdor Int AirportEl Salavdor Int Airport San Salvador International Airport, Other El Salvador
All Gift Shops In El Salavdor Int Airport Duty Free Cigarettes Scam causes seizure by US customs San Salvador International Airport
*Consumer Comment: Response toJesse in relation to duty free stores in El Salvador
*Consumer Suggestion: Sean aword of advice from the wise
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When return through US customs the smoke were confiscated. I had to sign a wavier and it was a hassle since I almost missed my connecting flight by 10 minutes. I was held up in Customs and Immigrations for about an hour.
The officer showed me the small print on the side of the box that read "not for use outside of the country" This was after the officer removed the slick cardboard holder that had hidden the text. All of the cigarettes for sale had these cardboard wrappers on them that hid the text.
What really burns me is that the women selling the items asked for my passport and entered my passport control number. She new that we were heading back to the States. Well now I learned my lesson. I was informed that I could cancel the transaction by Customs if I used my credit card, but I paid cash.
I will contact the airport and the vender, but I fell that is as useful as pissing up a twirling rope. Any suggestions on this issue would be appreciated.
van nuys, California
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/25/2004 03:17 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/All-Gift-Shops-In-El-Salavdor-Int-Airport/San-Salvador-International-Airport-Other-NA/All-Gift-Shops-In-El-Salavdor-Int-Airport-Duty-Free-Cigarettes-Scam-causes-seizure-by-US-c-100418. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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