Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What Would You Do For A Friend?

Have you ever wondered are Reese's Peanut Butter Cups available in Japan or Taiwan? I can tell you that no, they are not. Have you ever wondered how much it would cost to ship some to the Japan and Taiwan? If so, rest easy now because I can tell you. But first some background information. Son number 2 is a senior in high school and two of his good friends chose to be foreign exchange students for the school year. They left this past August and won't return home until this July. You guessed it, one is in Japan, the other Taiwan.
Number 2 communicates with them via email and instant messenger. He asked them what they miss about home and both said Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. My son decided to go to the store and get them some. He bought them each 3 packages each weighing 4.4 oz. We went to the post office this morning and he was prepared to pay more to ship them than what he paid for them. Turns out to mail 12.12 oz to Japan and Taiwan: $14.69 to each place for a grand total of $29.38 He said it was worth it so off they went with an ETA of February 26.

I just hope they don't look like this when they get there!!


Mr. Fabulous said...

It seems really strange that they don't have them over there.

Kitten Herder said...

My husband has things shipped to him from Japan all the time. International postage rates are horendous.

As to the longevity of the Reese's Cups, may I suggest that your son send Reeses Pieces next time??? :D