Originally Posted by Autumnsky
Sometimes great deals and sometimes not but feeling sorry for you in Australia. Is it just so expensive for shipping in equipment? I do understand how it is about the live creatures. There are some crazy prices for things I have seen mentioned on here.
Yeah it is pretty bad. A lot of stuff even though it's made in china, get staken straight to America and then for us we have to pay shipping to the other side of the world :/ I haven't tried buying aquarium things internationally yet, but it's a killer for things like clothes, and generally retailers here bump up prices because they can.
For example a pair of vans shoes cost about 45 over in the US, but you're lucky to find them for less than 90 here. And if you go to buy them online, you can buy them for 45 from the US but then you pay 45 again for shipping :/
But even going to the LFS
you feel the price difference. I recently bought a 15litre (about 4gal) tank (in built filter and clip on led
) and it cost me 100 dollars. The API master test kit costs $60, Prime is $40.