Major Retailers Screw Soldiers Over Shipping
If there’s anything more all-American than the military, it’s Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is often used to separate good common folk from those nasty libruls by the far right. So it’s a bit surprising to discover that Wal-Mart has been shafting families on shipping for soldiers overseas to the tune of five times the stateside shipping price.
Just for a comparison, according to Stripes, shipping something to an APO address on Amazon costs the same. For hipster magnet Target, which is like the gay liberal Wal-Mart, it’s actually less to ship to a soldier.
When companies ship to APO addresses in Europe, the order is shipped to New York, after which the Department of Defense picks up the tab to get the package to an APO address. On Walmart.com, the company says shipping costs will be higher to APO addresses due to higher transportation costs. “There is no higher transportation costs,” Small said. “Companies are abusing the system and making a killing.”
So, support America and American values: shop Target. Especially since they don’t have some creepy-ass old person meet you at the door.