Opening Times: shopping
centers are usually open from 10.00 to 21.00 daily but a few of
them may close during Chinese New Year or public holidays, while
the most open until 23.00 instead of closing.
Prices and Bargains:
please compare prices among different department stores before
making a purchase as fixed prices are the rule at many shopping
centers and retail outlets here. But if you want to buy
something from shops that insist bargaining, then go ahead
asking for the "best price" and start bargaining if
their best price doesn't grant your expectation. Electricity
goods are very popular here and always remember to check it
first before buying.
Payment: Be careful! No
additional SURCHARGE can be taken along with the use of credit
cards in Singapore. All major credit cards are accepted here, as
well as traveler's checks.
"Licensed Money Changer" is the label that can be used
here and is sold along Orchard Road as well as big shopping
Deposits: making the
deposit first and followed by the full sum payment when the
products are finished is a good idea, especially tailor-made
suits or clothes.
Product Exchanges: most
of bigger shops are willing to exchange the returned undamaged
products or even refund the price of goods. But most family-run
shops won't allow so that you should check the products twice
before leaving the shops.
Goods and Services Tax (GST):
All products and services in Singapore are usually charged with
4% tax. And remember that GST is only applied to GST-registered
traders. One thing all visitors should take note and be cautious
is that smaller shops always collect no GST due to their
Delivery: larger shops
offer delivery if your purchase reaches their fixed-amount of
money, or a delivery surcharge is offered as well.
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