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Carrefour in Cole Bay #80030
12/31/2015 07:36 AM
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What does everyone think of the change to Carrefor from Grande Marche? Any real changes or pretty much the same store. Also, does anyone know if they take Euros and at about what rate?

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Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: CanadianCutie] #80031
12/31/2015 08:44 AM
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I be able to tell you in a little over a week <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

...but I would never think of using Euro on the Dutch side.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: boucharda] #80032
12/31/2015 08:50 AM
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I think it's an improvement. The prices on many items are actually cheaper than back home in NYC especially if you buy the store brand. Nice selection as well.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: CanadianCutie] #80033
12/31/2015 08:58 AM
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One caution: If you buy a case of water, they charge you for the bottle (@ 24) Expensive way to buy water@

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: iscrogr] #80034
12/31/2015 09:16 AM
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I have run into that at other places also when buying pop and beer.


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Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: iscrogr] #80035
12/31/2015 02:40 PM
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Is the the "charge for the bottle" a returnable deposit? I never noticed a deposit on other drinks.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: boucharda] #80036
12/31/2015 03:49 PM
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They do accept Guilders,Dollars and Euros. We have seen all of them accepted.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: boucharda] #80037
12/31/2015 03:54 PM
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I am on the Island now and have shopped there several times over the last month. Have found the prices to be better then before and the quality much better very happy with them.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: boucharda] #80038
12/31/2015 04:04 PM
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Is the the "charge for the bottle" a returnable deposit? I never noticed a deposit on other drinks.


I personally doubt it as some places do (or try to) charge for individual bottles/cans even when purchasing a case lot.


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Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: ruralcarrier] #80039
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Yesterday we bought a case of beer and a case of diet coke and were charged the case price

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: f250mike] #80040
12/31/2015 04:21 PM
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If it it priced by the case (beer) then that is that. If it (water) says 1.25 a bottle and you buy a case then all bets are off...

Glad it's a item pricing thing and not a deposit

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: boucharda] #80041
12/31/2015 04:23 PM
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That is my interpretation but it is something to watch at all stores.


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Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: boucharda] #80042
12/31/2015 04:54 PM
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NO. It was 1.28 per bottle, times 24. She scanned the individual bottle.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: iscrogr] #80043
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I have found that the small Chinese markets have very good prices on bottled water.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: wendyk] #80044
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Cases of beer is sometimes substantially less at the smaller markets.


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Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: iscrogr] #80045
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NO. It was 1.28 per bottle, times 24. She scanned the individual bottle.


Agreed.. and that is what I said (and pretty close with that $1.25 guess I will say).

If it says $1.28 PER BOTTLE then, well, it is $1.28 per bottle. If it says $18 per case then that is the price for the case.

I may be in the minority here but it kinda makes sense.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: ruralcarrier] #80046
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Cases of beer is sometimes substantially less at the smaller markets.


There is one right across from the Atrium that used to have decent case beer prices.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: boucharda] #80047
01/01/2016 08:30 AM
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I agree, they can sell however they want, and I probably was in too much of a hurry to read the signs well. Just wanted to alert others so they would not make the same mistake. I also found the small supermarkets to have water and beer at reasonable case prices.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: iscrogr] #80048
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By the way, on SXM, we always buy six of the large bottles, and a couple smaller bottles and refill them. It's a lot cheaper that way.


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Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: Carol_Hill] #80049
01/01/2016 08:56 AM
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Yup, same here. My better half gets those huge bottles..maybe 2 1/2 gallon jobs and does the refill thing

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: boucharda] #80050
01/01/2016 09:29 AM
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Here at home, we have a water cooler deal, with the 5 gallon jugs, but on SXM, we go with the liter bottles.


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Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: Carol_Hill] #80051
01/01/2016 10:40 AM
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We tend to buy a couple of liter bottles, and fill them from the tap. We stay in a bungalow that is right under the owner's house, so I'm pretty sure the tap water from his cistern is pure and healthy. In any case, we've had no health issues from doing this over the years.


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Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: mscottc] #80052
01/01/2016 09:21 PM
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We use Brita plus a Steripen UV to treat our water in Mt Vernon.Beats carrying water.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: tbaybob] #80053
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Unless something changed at mont Vernon we drank the tap water with no issues for several years they were an all inclusive hotel. They have a huge desalination plant there.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: jeepers] #80054
01/02/2016 12:09 AM
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I meant St martin for the desalination not just mont Vernon

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: jeepers] #80055
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We were in Simpson Bay, in past years we would drink the tap water also, but this year the water did not taste good, so we opted for bottled water.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: iscrogr] #80056
01/02/2016 08:19 AM
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Thanks to everyone for the helpful answers. I just had some left over euros and thought we could just us those to buy some groceries. Canadian to US exchange is killing us poor Canadians right now.

Re: Carrefour in Cole Bay [Re: CanadianCutie] #80057
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If you have euros, I'd use them on the French side to maximize their value.


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