Here are some examples...
- Nature's Way Baby Probiotics - available on IHERB.com for $6.50 USD - was seen in store in Tauranga for $61 NZD!!!
- Dr Bronner's castille soap which costs $11USD on Iherb being sold for $39NZD in a store here!!
- The exact same organic maple syrup which costs $12USD on Iherb being sold for $49NZD in store!!!
And this is only me mentioning 3 products!
I have seen the same thing with DOZENS of products I have looked at in health stores since being here. Generally, if it wasn't made here in NZ, you can probably get it cheaper by ordering it yourself online overseas.
I mean I know there are import fees, taxes, shipping etc... and you do have to make a profit to run a successful business, but when I can import the exact same article from IHERB myself for less than half of what they are being sold for in stores it just seems ridiculous!
I mean I want to support local businesses, but not to the point where I have to fork out twice or three times as much of our money to do so. Sad and frustrating.
My advice? If the product is imported, check if you can get the product cheaper by ordering it online before you shell out all your hard earned money paying twice or three times at much in store. The wait of a few days for it to get here is worth the savings.