I have a secret. I pay half the price for True Religion jeans than you do. This brand of jeans is very expensive in Australia and I thought there had to be a cheaper way to get my hands on these jeans, while still buying the genuine the brand, not a knock-off. My search ended as quickly as it begun, when I decided to go straight to the True Religion online store which is a US based store. Within a minute I discovered that I can get a pair of True Religion jeans for half the price they sell for in Australia including shipping.
For the purpose of this case study I have compared buying a pair of jeans, specifically a style called “Julie Super T” at an Australian online store to buying them at the US True Religion store. Firstly, we can see at the Australian online store below, FashionJeans.com.au, I can purchase this pair of jeans for AUD$599.
I then head over to the True Religion store and can purchase the same pair for US$319.
Of course, we need to check shipping costs as sometimes, shipping can be so high it can just blow out the cost of the item and make it not worthwhile to purchase the item overseas. In this case the Australian online store offers free shipping. The True Religion store offers a flat rate shipping fee of only $19.99 to international customers. For those who don’t shop online overseas often, this is a very, very good cost for shipping. I remember looking at the True Religion store around a year ago and they were charging around $50 for shipping, so it’s great that they have reduced this cost.
In total the cost to purchase the jeans at the Australian online store is AUD$599. To purchase the same pair of jeans at the US True Religion online store is US$338.99. We also need to take into account the exchange rate which, at the time of writing, brings the total cost to around AUD$318. So what are you waiting for?? Go get your half price True Religion Jeans!