Well, it was a deal...until I had to have it shipped to Canada. But it would have been a real deal if I lived in the U.S.! Why do they make these things so difficult...?
Last year around this time I had bought a new camera bag. I had ordered it through the Walmart.com website and had it delivered to a store in Duluth, MN where we were going to be passing through. The whole thing worked out great, and I paid a total of $24 for the bag.
I had to buy it through the U.S. because at the time I couldn't find anywhere who sold this particular bag in Canada. And I tried contacting the company through various means but got no response. Terrible customer service.
Anyhow, the bag has been exactly what I wanted. Until a couple of weeks ago when the zipper broke!
They make you jump though hoops for warranty claims including paying the shipping back to them. Not worth it, so I started looking for another one. Despite the poor customer service and the zipper that lasted less than a year, I wanted to buy the same bag again.
This time, I see on Amazon.com that the bag is only $14.10. What a great deal!
But of course when I include the shipping to Canada and the currency conversion, it comes to about $23...not such a great deal anymore! Plus, you never really know until you get the item if the customs people might end up adding some kind of other tax to your order in order to get it over the border.
Strangely, this identical bag is actually available on the Canadian Amazon website, but they want twice the price!!
I don't get it. But some things are beyond understanding, so I ordered it through the U.S. website and still saved a couple of dollars! Hopefully.
We actually have our own mailing address here in Saskatchewan now (the first step in becoming Saskatchewan residents) so we'll see how long it takes to show up.