Why frags are so expensive in my country?

    Why frags are so expensive in my country?

    post #1 of 39
    Thread Starter 
    Hi Bners.
    I'm just angry cause I cannot understand why in our stores a simple 100ml bottle of Calvin Klein can cost $100 and a 50ml of Dior eau sauvage le parfum the same price.
    Prices are too expensive here, they never make reductions and I don't know why. I know I'm in a far country (ivory coast) but they can't pretend taxes and shipping cost can affect the prices so much.
    What do you think? Am I right?
    post #2 of 39

    These are the European retail prices also.

    post #3 of 39
    Yes meager discounts if any.
    post #4 of 39
    Thread Starter 
    But in US prices are low and even in Europe they make reductions sometimes. Bit here never. That store here has now good fragrances and it gets me angry because too expensive
    post #5 of 39
    Maybe you can buy online & have it mailed to you?
    post #6 of 39
    Thread Starter 
    Online Shops doesn't generally ship in West Africa :-( due to the fraud
    post #7 of 39
    I'm positive you can work something out if you communicate with them.

    they may ask you to email them a scanned copy of your credit card and passport the first time to verify you.
    post #8 of 39

    A similar question was raised recently from another part of the world and Amazon was suggested - is that a possibility for you?

    This may not be helpful but thought that it might be worth a mention as he didn't report back that it didn't work.

    post #9 of 39
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    I'm positive you can work something out if you communicate with them.

    they may ask you to email them a scanned copy of your credit card and passport the first time to verify you.

    Which online shop are you talking about please?
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lppView Post

    A similar question was raised recently from another part of the world and Amazon was suggested - is that a possibility for you?
    This may not be helpful but thought that it might be worth a mention as he didn't report back that it didn't work.

    I'll ask them
    post #10 of 39

    Good luck & hope it works for you :)

    post #11 of 39
    Thread Starter 
    Thanks. Hope it will work for me
    post #12 of 39
    You poor thing. What an awful perfume predicament to be in- where you are charged absurd prices in stores and online stores wont ship to you.
    I agree that your best chance is to contact an online store, to speak to someone who may bend the rules to ship to you. I wish you much luck smile.gif
    post #13 of 39
    Try contacting the people at luckyscent.com and first in fragrance.

    I'm sure they'll be happy to sort it out.
    post #14 of 39
    The fragrances are probably expensive because your currency is modest. I wonder what a bottle of DHI would ring up at the counter as in Mexico?

    You aren't going to get around this because even if you were to convert it or buy a coupon in us dollars you would still be out the equivalent cash in your currency.
    post #15 of 39
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    Try contacting the people at luckyscent.com and first in fragrance.
    I'm sure they'll be happy to sort it out.

    Luckyscent why not? But not firstinfragrance. Buying in Euro will be too much for me.
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NihilistView Post

    The fragrances are probably expensive because your currency is modest. I wonder what a bottle of DHI would ring up at the counter as in Mexico?

    You aren't going to get around this because even if you were to convert it or buy a coupon in us dollars you would still be out the equivalent cash in your currency.

    So what can u propose me? :-(
    post #16 of 39

    People who are unable to buy online sometimes ask friends to buy fragrances for them when travelling overseas, but a lot of people are just stuck with buying what's available in their own countries.

    Did you try Luckyscent yet?

    post #17 of 39
    Thread Starter 
    I've contacted them and I'm waiting for their response
    post #18 of 39

    Hope it works for you :)

    6/14/13 at 11:54am

    ruknelly said:



    Hi Bners.
    I'm just angry cause I cannot understand why in our stores a simple 100ml bottle of Calvin Klein can cost $100 and a 50ml of Dior eau sauvage le parfum the same price.
    Prices are too expensive here, they never make reductions and I don't know why. I know I'm in a far country (ivory coast) but they can't pretend taxes and shipping cost can affect the prices so much.
    What do you think? Am I right?

    6/14/13 at 12:16pm

    Luca said:



    These are the European retail prices also.

    6/14/13 at 12:41pm

    hednic said:



    Yes meager discounts if any.

    6/14/13 at 2:23pm

    ruknelly said:



    But in US prices are low and even in Europe they make reductions sometimes. Bit here never. That store here has now good fragrances and it gets me angry because too expensive

    6/14/13 at 2:30pm

    hedonist222 said:



    Maybe you can buy online & have it mailed to you?

    6/14/13 at 2:42pm

    ruknelly said:



    Online Shops doesn't generally ship in West Africa :-( due to the fraud

    6/14/13 at 2:45pm

    hedonist222 said:



    I'm positive you can work something out if you communicate with them.

    they may ask you to email them a scanned copy of your credit card and passport the first time to verify you.

    6/14/13 at 2:53pm

    lpp said:



    A similar question was raised recently from another part of the world and Amazon was suggested - is that a possibility for you?

    This may not be helpful but thought that it might be worth a mention as he didn't report back that it didn't work.

    6/14/13 at 3:27pm

    ruknelly said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    I'm positive you can work something out if you communicate with them.

    they may ask you to email them a scanned copy of your credit card and passport the first time to verify you.

    Which online shop are you talking about please?
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lppView Post

    A similar question was raised recently from another part of the world and Amazon was suggested - is that a possibility for you?
    This may not be helpful but thought that it might be worth a mention as he didn't report back that it didn't work.

    I'll ask them

    6/14/13 at 3:37pm

    lpp said:



    Good luck & hope it works for you :)

    6/14/13 at 3:40pm

    ruknelly said:



    Thanks. Hope it will work for me

    6/14/13 at 5:49pm

    L'eaulita said:



    You poor thing. What an awful perfume predicament to be in- where you are charged absurd prices in stores and online stores wont ship to you.
    I agree that your best chance is to contact an online store, to speak to someone who may bend the rules to ship to you. I wish you much luck smile.gif

    6/15/13 at 12:34am

    hedonist222 said:



    Try contacting the people at luckyscent.com and first in fragrance.

    I'm sure they'll be happy to sort it out.

    6/15/13 at 5:50am

    Nihilist said:



    The fragrances are probably expensive because your currency is modest. I wonder what a bottle of DHI would ring up at the counter as in Mexico?

    You aren't going to get around this because even if you were to convert it or buy a coupon in us dollars you would still be out the equivalent cash in your currency.

    6/15/13 at 6:10am

    ruknelly said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    Try contacting the people at luckyscent.com and first in fragrance.
    I'm sure they'll be happy to sort it out.

    Luckyscent why not? But not firstinfragrance. Buying in Euro will be too much for me.
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NihilistView Post

    The fragrances are probably expensive because your currency is modest. I wonder what a bottle of DHI would ring up at the counter as in Mexico?

    You aren't going to get around this because even if you were to convert it or buy a coupon in us dollars you would still be out the equivalent cash in your currency.

    So what can u propose me? :-(

    6/15/13 at 6:24am

    lpp said:



    People who are unable to buy online sometimes ask friends to buy fragrances for them when travelling overseas, but a lot of people are just stuck with buying what's available in their own countries.

    Did you try Luckyscent yet?

    6/15/13 at 6:35am

    ruknelly said:



    I've contacted them and I'm waiting for their response

    6/15/13 at 6:38am

    lpp said:



    Hope it works for you :)





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