CAREFREE SHOPPING IN NEW YORK WITH THE HELP OF THE FINEST LIMOUSINES
New York is, without a doubt, an international hub for famous stores, outlets and shopping malls in the world. Virtually every major chain store in the United States has a branch in Manhattan or the surrounding area. If you’re ever in the city, planning a day-long trip through the popular shopping centers is highly recommended.
You’ll never leave NY empty handed
You’ll be able to locate incredible deals and exclusive offers on clothing, footwear, electronics and anything that your heart desires, providing you take the time to browse through the extensive offers available in NYC’s bustling malls. However, since New York isn’t exactly what you’d call a small town on the prairie, you’re going to need a suitable means of transportation. Hiring a limousine might constitute the answer to your logistical dilemma.
Why not just hail a cab?
There are a number of reasons why the taxis in New York aren’t ideal for a day long shopping spree, starting with the fact that they might not stop to pick you up. In a busy metropolitan area like NY, taxi drivers often decide whom they pick up based on how lucrative the trip promises to be.
Unless they charge by the hour – which in all fairness wouldn’t be cost effective for you – parking outside the malls while waiting for the passenger to visit all the stores inside wouldn’t exactly classify as lucrative. Furthermore, cab drivers are reluctant to pick up passengers who sport three four shopping bags in each hand because loading and unloading require time.
Lastly, a taxi driver that figures out you’re not from New York and, consequentially, you don’t really know the city’s layout that well is probably going to take you to your destination via considerably longer alternative routes. Cab services don’t rely on repeat and referral business, and in major cities like New York there’s no shortage of customers, so building loyalty isn’t their main priority. But don’t take it too hard, they also have daily quotas to meet and a steep competition.
What about public transportation?
There is of course, the option to get around the city using the public transportation infrastructure, but it also presents two major inconveniences: the schedule and the baggage limit. To elaborate, getting around via bus services means adapting your trip’s schedule to the one of the drivers.
This puts a dent in the whole “carefree shopping” concept, because it restricts the time you can afford to spend at each location. Secondly, the drivers won’t let passengers board with several bags due to the space considerations. Unless you only plan to purchase miniatures, you’re out of luck.
Getting back to limo rentals
In addition to eliminating all the aforementioned nuisances, the limousine rental alternative also provides a few perks.
For starters, assuming that you’re not a New Yorker and you don’t have time to conduct extensive research on the optimal routes covering all major shopping centers, you can take advantage of the chauffeur’s extensive knowledge of the city for the planning.
Secondly, the limousine can be hired for the entire day. This means paying a flat fee and enjoying the full benefits, without the looming timer ticking over your shoulder. On a side note, since limo rentals DO operate on a repeat and referral business model, it is in their best interest to tend to your every need and not try to swindle you at every turn, like cab drivers.
Lastly, a limo is spacious enough to accommodate you, the shopping bags and a few friends. Shopping is more fun in the company of the people you love. Why go alone when you can share the NY experience together, from the comfort of a limousine?