I found out today that Gap and its sister companies now ship internationally. At first reading, this was excellent news since I am moving to Peru in the near future, tend to be taller and bigger than most Peruvian women, and most importantly, love Gap clothing!
But, after playing around on the Gap website, I quickly discovered that any old $20 shirt would cost $102.80 to send to Peru. That’s right, $102.80 US dollars, not Peruvian soles. That figure includes a $62 shipping fee from FedEx and another $23 in import taxes. Taxes would be more than the actual price of the shirt and it would take up to three weeks to arrive!
Like it could get any better, if you do not like the items you have purchased, they have to be returned by mail because clearly there aren’t any local stores to go to. That means, for that $20 shirt, I would only get $20 back from Gap, which I probably would have to spend sending it back to the States.
I could justify paying $20 in shipping, but the added taxes with the above and beyond shipping fee, is just too much.
Not cool Gap. Not cool.
Liz Kamper says:
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 1:14 pm
Yeah, I saw that too, and got excited and then thought better! Too bad! Maybe we will have to plan a trip together before we both leave:) How are you doing support wise? We were downstate last week and past Alma…thought of you! Hope all is well!