Exchange rate 1125

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active
 

Football tops 2The Guardia Civil have seized counterfeit sports goods with a street value of over €30,000 from four shops in Benidorm. 664 football shirts from Barcelona and Real Madrid as well as branded Nike and Adidas tops were confiscated and four people of Indian origin were arrested – in previous raids it has predominantly been Chinese nationals.

football tps 3Club football shirts from Premier teams can easily be found in many shops around Benidorm – you really don't have to look too hard. The fact that genuine ones can cost in the region of £80 from an official online shop obviously means that there is certainly a demand for them, especially children's ones.

 

Gucci bagsFake gods are widespread here in Benidorm, especially at the weekly market, where you can easily purchase ‘designer’ handbags, sunglasses and watches. I really don’t think that anyone is under the illusion that these are genuine goods – primarily from the price and quality but technically it is a criminal offence to purchase them, knowing that they are fakes.

Many are also offered by African nationals, who walk around the restaurants and commonly referred to as the ‘Looky Looky men’ but are always on the lookout for police and do a runner when they are in sight. Years ago you could only purchase such goods in the Far East but now they are available everywhere. But then that is why many go to the weekly markets here - to take one back with them!

Comments  

0 #1 June 2017-01-06 00:14
It is not just the market that sells these fakes and yes even though I have two grandsons, i'm aware at 5 euro they are fake but when offered 1 of each team @ 30 euros each from the precinct at the end of Mediterraneano ave summer 2015, the shop/stall holder convinced me they were genuine. Maybe it was the midday sun etc but I purchased them. I'd only gone a couple of yards when I thought maybe I have been ripped off, so i asked the shop owner of a genuine camera shop what he thought. He looked at the labels and said They Are Fake, within one minute I was back to the smarmy sweet talking Spanish guy asking for a refund. He made all kinds of excuses, then even pretended to phone HIS manager. Now he was really annoying me along with about 5 other stall holders who had gathered round. So here I was, a woman on her own shopping being intimidated by 6 Spanish men.To hell with this, as in Rome as the saying goes, picked up my mobile and said, Let the police sort it.is got refund
Quote | Report to administrator

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

20% OFF

Use code COSTA20

Located in the Old Town

Grupo Aurrera is Tapas Alley

Quote of the day

The facts, although interesting, are usually irrelevant

Latest Comments

  • Police reinforcements for Benidorm

    Peter Townsend 18.06.2018 11:05
    It's great to be able to "let you hair down" and get nicely merry and have a good time in Benidorm. The ...
     
  • Buying medicine in Spain

    Sunil Arora 18.06.2018 06:07
    Send me details
     
  • Police reinforcements for Benidorm

    Cath Taylor 12.06.2018 15:09
    I have no problem with people enjoying themselves but there is a big issue with pissed up idiots ...

News Snippets

  • Wine +

    Last year 80 new vineyards opened in England - up 25 per cent on the previous year. English wine now ranks among the top 10 wine producing nations , having just been awarded 128 medals at the International Wine Challenge. The JD Weatherspoon chain have also announced that they will stop selling French and Germany wine after Brexit, fueling a growing demand.
  • Fake bubbles +

    Thousands of bottles of fake Prosecco have been seized by FSA inspectors. Last year Brits guzzled 38.8 million gallons - a[ 6- Olympic sized pools worth of the stuff. With demand rising it is leading to more fake Prosecco flooding the market. The real stuff can only come from the regions of Venice and Trieste in Italy.
  • House of Fraser +

    The struggling department stiore may close up to half of its 59 outlets across the country in a last ditch attempt to keep afloat. The company employ 17,500 people - 6,000 directly and 11,500 at concessions within its department stores. They recorded £44 million loss in 2017 - a 6.3% drop.
  • UK beats US +

    However, it's not a title Brits should be proud of. 20 per cent of 10-11 year old schoolchildren in England are classed as obese - compared to 18.5 per cent in the States. As a whole America is still the most obese country but the stats for UK adults is rising dramatically... lets hope that they don't catch up!
  • UK airports +

    Luton has been named worse UK airport for flight punctuality, with average departure delays of 20 minutes. Gatwick came second but Heathrow came top.
  • Wey Aye, Man! +

    Geordie lass Scarlett Moffatt has landed a plum role - broadcasting live hourly coverage of the royal wedding from Windsor Castle on May 19. However, it will be for BBC Radio 1 rather than on the television - where she found fame, firstly on Channel 4's Googlebox then on reality show I'm A Celebrity, which she won.... the girl done good.
  • 1
Sign up for our newsletter to receive exclusive offers and vouchers.


Receive HTML?

Joomla Extensions powered by Joobi

Weather

76°
24°
°F | °C
Sunny
Humidity: 64%
Tue
Sunny
70 | 78
21 | 25
Wed
Sunny
72 | 78
22 | 25

Cigarette Prices

  (per carton)

B&H 49.50€
Berkeley 48.50€
Camel 46.50€
Embassy 51.50€
JPS 44€
L&B 47.50€
Marlboro 51.50€
Mayfair 44€
Silk Cut 49.50€

Tobacco 50gm x10

Golden Virginia 89.50€
Old Holborn 90€

mumsnet

What People Say

  • Upto date news and reports on things we have seen featured on tv

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9