So I recieved my MAC Antiqutease goodies today – good good, I am still waiting for the pigment sets to become availble online and the sparkle eyeliners.
I have a look on the US website and find the set of 5 pencils cost….tah dah….$29.50.
On the UK website it costs……..£24.50.
Oh hello. Only yesterday I am sure they said on the News that the pound is stronger than ever against the dollar, and is currently at $2.11 to £1.
So if I were to fly to the US this set would cost me £13.97! Uh-huh. There is something like a £10 difference there. I find it sort of outrageous – yeah yeah, things balance out but still, I do think it is a rip off when you charge so much more in the UK than you do everywhere else.
Oh nothing really, just a little moan. And no, buying from the US can also be costly, cos shipping and dreaded customs charges who these days have eagle eyes. Oh yeah, I get charged on an item which is over £18, even by 10p and the worst thing is that the customs charge may be fair, but the handling fee of £10 is just unacceaptable.
Time to get a best buddy in the USA I say!