Shopping in Qatar, home of the high markup, can be difficult.
But shopping overseas and expecting packages to get here in a timely, inexpensive matter can be a whole other tribulation.
The most popular and well-known vendor of a shop-and-ship service is Aramex.
But new customs rules and what customers are calling a decline in the quality of service there has people looking for new options.
Luckily, there are a few, writes Khalifa Haroon, founder of ILoveQatar.net, who has compiled a list of such services and compared their prices and offerings.
I should add that one of the main reasons that I use Shop and Ship style services is because so many shops in Qatar charge extortionate prices and it only makes sense to buy abroad and ship it over. I actually ended up SAVING 3,000 QR on my top of the line iMac by importing it.
Here are his Aramex alternatives suggestions for the overseas shopper.