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7 Rip-Offs to Avoid on Cruise Ships

by Fran Golden | May 13, 2016

7. Art Auctions

Attend an art auction and you may get a free glass of Champagne. But you also may get caught up in the frenzy and buy a painting that could cost less on land. Don’t purchase an expensive piece without first doing some research. And keep in mind that auctioneers and salespeople add a buyer’s premium and extra charges for framing, shipping, and handling — so your bid is not the final price. Plus, all sales are final.

Fran Golden

Fran Golden is a Cleveland-based contributor to ShermansCruise who also writes for USA Today.

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