I am so glad that we can now order things from abroad. I was looking for backpacks for the next school year and was surprised to find that the prices of the same backpacks cost so much cheaper in the US. Normally, shipping costs would negate whatever savings you would have. But since my brother was coming for a vacation, I asked if he could bring them over. He arrived last week and gave me the things I ordered. So I am grateful that I was given the chance to buy the backpacks at a lower price.