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Buying Cigarettes in Poland, Gdansk.


hearts 1 | 3  
1 Nov 2009 /  #1
Hi I am from Edinburgh, Scotland. I'm coming to Gdansk for a short break and would like to buy a few Cigs to take home. Can anyone tell me if they sell Regal, Lamberts or Benson & Hedges anywhere in Gdansk. Actually I can get cheap flights with Ryanair to a few Polish cites, so prices and places to buy anywhere in Poland would be helpful.

Thanks
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
1 Nov 2009 /  #2
Regal, Lamberts or Benson & Hedges

never seen them in wroclaw. i've found that most smokers in the uk are happy with L&M Lights. just short of 9zl for 20
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
1 Nov 2009 /  #3
The question is probably how many cigs you can import into UK?
Ajb 6 | 232  
1 Nov 2009 /  #4
Regal, Lamberts or Benson & Hedges

Maybe in the airport but i do not remember seeing them, you can get Malboro for about 10zl outside the airport, i took 1600 once and had no problems... although i wouldn't wanna get checked!
g60edition 6 | 175  
1 Nov 2009 /  #5
The question is probably how many cigs you can import into UK?

legally 200 cigarettes
delphiandomine 85 | 18,266  
1 Nov 2009 /  #6
Not anymore. Poland is a full fiscal member of the EU nowadays and thus the guideline (not a limit, that would be illegal :/) for Poland-UK trips is 3200.

But bear in mind that the EU only mandates an allowance of 800 - so taking 3200 across the German border might not be seen as allowed.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
1 Nov 2009 /  #7
Buckshee cigs are selling £30 for 200 Regal.

At 10zl a pack you should make £160 a trip based on 3200.
OP hearts 1 | 3  
2 Nov 2009 /  #8
aye but where do I get em ;-)
g60edition 6 | 175  
2 Nov 2009 /  #9
Not anymore.

When did that come in? As I was under the impression that tabaco was ristricterd
from certain member states which did include Poland along with Bulgaria, Estonia Lithuania and Romania.
Happy Days
rich55 3 | 49  
2 Nov 2009 /  #10
I buy Marlboro' gold/lights for about 96zl for 200 in Krakow. I think sometime around the start of this year Poland was removed from the list of countries from where you can only bring in 200 cigs. The countries to which this still applies are Estonia, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Romania according to the HM Revenue & Customs website. Just type in something like 'cigarette allowance from Poland' and it should come up with 'Travelling to the UK from the European Union (EU)' where it will tell you what you can bring in.

Typical, uk government always made a big deal about only bringing in 200 cigs from Poland but kept it very quiet when they changed the rules to allow us to bring in more. I only noticed it by chance one day at the airport when I saw that the very small print at the bottom of a poster no longer included Poland on the list.
OP hearts 1 | 3  
2 Nov 2009 /  #11
I take it then that UK brands such as Regal and Lambert aren't sold in Poland? You would think there would be a market for some enterprising person to stock them for tourists.
Cardno85 31 | 976  
2 Nov 2009 /  #12
You can get L&B in Krakow in the Kiosks round the main square. I haven't seen B&H or Regal though.

I don't know how much of a market there would be for them. Even if you forget about tax and all that, buying (even in bulk) in the UK would put these cigarettes so overly expensive that no-one would buy them. I mean would you rather buy Marlboro at 9.95zł or Regal for 20-25zł?

It's a no-brainer.
Ajb 6 | 232  
2 Nov 2009 /  #13
Marlboro at 9.95zł or Regal for 20-25zł?

Plus the biggist market is the Polish people who quite oftern buy L&M for 7.95zl. when i take cigarettes back i just take Malboro Lights or L&M as a cheaper option.....
delphiandomine 85 | 18,266  
2 Nov 2009 /  #14
I take it then that UK brands such as Regal and Lambert aren't sold in Poland? You would think there would be a market for some enterprising person to stock them for tourists.

Wouldn't work really - Poland doesn't really have that much in the way of British tourists. German tourists however...
Harry  
2 Nov 2009 /  #15
B&H were available in Poland a few years back but I haven't seen them here since then. Poland is a bit of an odd market for fags really. Camel have recently been relaunched on the market here after being withdrawn about seven years ago.
jonni 16 | 2,485  
2 Nov 2009 /  #16
Your best bet is still in Dw Centralny. But not the main part. The tunnel that crosses Emilii Plater, just by the North-Eastern most entrance to the complex. They're very cheap and have a prodigious range.
Harry  
2 Nov 2009 /  #17
That certainly is the only place I've ever seen them. Although for obvious reasons I've never actually bought any!
jonni 16 | 2,485  
2 Nov 2009 /  #18
It's whereI do my shopping! There and the nice Ukrainian lady at the end of my street.
OP hearts 1 | 3  
2 Nov 2009 /  #19
jonni
Sorry could you clarify what/where is Dw Centralny?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
2 Nov 2009 /  #20
main railway station
jonni 16 | 2,485  
3 Nov 2009 /  #21
Indeed. Warsaw, that is.

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