Help me return my panama hat to Equador
August 18, 2011 2:21 AM Subscribe
It's hot. Damned hot. And I lose sunglasses.
posted by PeterMcDermott to Shopping (12 answers total)
I'm in the UK. A good panama hat is expensive, so I decided I'd buy a fine, custom-made panama hat, directly from someone in Equador. I was comfortable with the purchase, because they guarantee satisfaction. Not happy? Send us the hat back and we'll make you another.
The hat arrives and it truly is a fine hat. Put there's a problem. Problem is, I'm a moron. A moron who can't measure his own head.
Long story short, hat too big. Gotta go back to Equador. Here comes the question:
Because of the hatbox that they mailed it to me in, if I was to mail it back using UK parcelforce (the UK equiv of USPS, seller insists I return via USPS rather than a carrier), they want around £150 -- what's that, around $250? Because of the volume, they say my parcel is the equiv. of around 6.5 kilos
There's gotta be a cheaper way to do this. Hive mind, please help me! I need that new hat badly.
(NB. Not seductive trilby. Havana stylee!)