WARNING: today is a rant-fest.
It’s no secret that we are paying too much for the same product a US or UK shopper can purchase it for. Regardless of its country of origin, they can have the same item significantly cheaper than we can in Australia. Some products I have come across are somehow miraculously 70% more expensive as soon as they land on our shores and into our shops.
And that, to me, stinks.
In case you weren’t aware, we offer the sorella & me women’s and maternity collection to anyone in the world for the same price an Australian pays for it.
Why? Because why should an international customer pay more than an Australian customer? They shouldn’t.
Why should they pay less than an Australian customer? They shouldn’t.
Make no mistake, it’s the 2 major Australian department stores that have been the front runners for excessive mark ups for eons. It blows me away that they have gone from thinking we are stupid, to less stupid but still not entitled to buy goods for their RRP i.e., REAL retail price.
Why can’t they step up to the world-wide-shopping-plate, be competitive and just stop ripping us off?
I was out shopping with my cousin and friend for frocks to wear to a wedding. (Yes, we got distracted and looked at shoes too, but we were otherwise quite well restrained and focused on dresses. Note, none of this information is important. Consider it a ‘fun-fact’). Continue reading