Sunday, 21 June 2009

It's not your fault, dear flamingo

Sunday should officially be declared as "Online Shopping day".
So here I am, wasting some time at Urban Outfitters after seeing Rebecca's amazing new UO dress in her latest post, and my eyes fell upon this little cutie:

Flamingo Bag Charm by Luella, was £55.00, now £39.99.

Cute and a bargain.
Now, lets take a look at their shipping policy, I said to myself.

If I was in mainland UK, that would be £4.99.
If I was living in Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Germany or Luxembourg, it would be £10.95.
Italy or Spain, £12.95.
Finland, Portugal, Denmark or Sweden, £15.95.
And finally, for Norway, Switzerland and Greece, the delivery cost is £39.95.

Thirty-nine fucking pounds and ninety-five bloody pennies.

I have to pay twice the price of the merchandise (which is obviously really tiny and lightweight) to have it delivered from the UK to another European Union country? Can someone please explain, cause I'm busy cursing right now?

15 comments:

*Constance said...

please don't you buy this.lypnsou ta lefta sou.

Elena said...

What the hell????

lopi said...

*Constance: I'm not going to buy it. Not that I don't like it. I do and I think I would spend 40 quid for it. But that's a matter of personal taste.
However, I refuse to pay that much for shipping a tiny little trinket inside the EU. It's infuriating.

saray said...

wow.. it's not fair

C. said...

oh no!! they want 80 pounds for something so tiny like this??? NO NO NO... even if it's pink, even if it's funky, my answer is NO!

Alecca Rox said...

ridiculous:)
use this money to fly to London off season and buy* it yourself.

*or buy a better one. this one is kinda stressing me standing on one foot and all:P

Ivan McK said...

...ouch! And I thought we overcharged for shipping. That is unreal.

+Ivan McK

eleni said...

i ordered off the uo website before and as soon as i changed my country from usa to canada the price went up $50, but i just figured it was because it automaticaly changed the currency... nooo i paid $50 for shipping :( sooo stupid because i was going to vancouver a week after and could have gotten everything at the store there instead of paying the ridiculously high shipping charge

Thalia said...

its freaking unacceptable!!! stupid urban outfitters, i believe that because they are originally based in the US that they kind of have other policy rather than the normal EU one!! plus i feel sad saying this but Greece is not always considered a priority on online shopping therefore the costs are almost always more expensive!!! NOT THAT THIS IS AN EXCUSE!

K@terina B. said...

ahaha, a pink flamingo that you would pay as if it was made out of real gold!!!
There's something wrong with Greece and the shipping policies, so long only American Apparel satisfies me!

_nina_malvada_ said...

kemena poso em eknevrizi afto...i diplanes xores italia/tourkia na plironoun 10 euros shipping kemis to 3plasio..grrrr..ma giati? 3exnane oti anikoume stn europi?

hongyi said...

Hi!

I'm an architecture student too, and I LOVE your blog! Definitely will bookmark this. It's so refreshing to read about fashion fr an archi student's perspective...im tired of looking at models! =p

Mairyliscious said...

+fwnw me ta koritsia kai xairomai pu dn tha to pareis !!proswpika dn mou aresei katholou alla auta einai gousta kai mou aresei o tropos pou xeis toniseis to poso !! akoma gelaw w w w :)P

Fashionitsa said...

Why not sending some complaints to them? The cost ist outrageous!

stella said...

δεν είναι μόνο το UO. έχω πέσει πάνω στο ίδιο ΕΚΝΕΥΡΙΣΤΙΚΟ θέμα σε πάρα πολλά sites...