One of the things I needed for my trip is an adapter so I can charge my iPad in Europe. Now the cost of the item was $1.50 and about $5 to get it to Florida. From Florida to here cost me $9.23. So a $1.50 item cost me $14.23 more than if I could have walked in a store in the US.
However, the plane fare to the US would have cost me a bundle. Just don’t want anyone thinking that getting stuff from the US to Panama is inexpensive. It is not