I think I'm winning. Or part of me thinks I'm winning anyway.
Yes I have. I have been fighting with myself lately trying to stop myself from hitting the purchase button at J Crew. I have a terrible time saying no to a Sale. A Sale sign is like a huge beacon. It's beckoning me! It's screaming... Come! Check this out! I have lovely, desirable things just for you!
It's been very hard but so far, I haven't purchased anything yet. Though I have to say that it's very sad seeing things disappear from my basket.
So why am I not buying, you ask?
Well, firstly, I've noticed that J Crew has been tacking on a huge Duty Charge on all Canadian purchases. For instance, earlier today, I had approximately $160 worth of items in my basket and when I proceeded to check out, J Crew tacked on a whopping $40 in taxes and duties. THAT'S AN ADDITIONAL 25% THAT I HAVE TO PAY (on top of the shipping charges)! Yikes!
I know, I know... it's not J Crew's fault - it's the Canadian Government ... yes, they want a piece of the tax pie but that's a lot of money. So when I factor in the new Taxes and Duties and then add the exchange on top of that, a pair of Everyday Chinos which is currently being sold for $19.99 now cossts $31.23. I know it's still a good deal but it's now more expensive than I had originally wanted to spend. Waaaah!!!!
The other reason for not buying (for now) is that I'm planning to head across the border to Bellevue on the weekend - which means that I get to see my beloved J Crew collection in person. It's sooooo much more fun to be able to feel, touch, try and check out these pieces on me in person. I love it and cannot wait to go.
Needless to say, that's the reason why I haven't purchased anything lately. I don't know about you but it's very difficult for me when I want to purchase soooooooo badly.
Do you ever go through the same ordeal? Do you fight with yourself in an attempt to figure out if you should buy or not buy? What about the other J Crew Loving Canadians; have the increased duties and taxes turned you off buying J Crew online? KBear brought this to my attention about a month ago and in all honesty, my purchases have declined substantially since. I hope fellow Canadians will share their thoughts on the matter of taxes with me.