Vietnamese products reach extortionate prices on Amazon

A number of popular Vietnamese products have made their way onto Amazon, the largest e-commerce website in the United States. 

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Despite their cheapness in Vietnam, the prices of some products on the website can be up to 10 times higher.

Vietnamese products reach extortionate prices on Amazon

A palm-leaf hat fetches a price of US$15 (equivalent to VND350,000) on Amazon whilst the hat can be bought for only US$1.7 (equivalent to VND40,000) in Vietnam.

Vietnamese products reach extortionate prices on Amazon

Despite costing only tens of thousands of Vietnam Dong, the conical hat is sold at US$13 (VND300,000) on Amazon. The sellers also notes that the hat can be used to fan oneself with.

Vietnamese products reach extortionate prices on Amazon

A frying pan, which is made of aircraft aluminium and is 38 cm in diameter, is priced at nearly US$25 (VND580,000) on Amazon. A similar product can be found on sale for about US$6.5 (VND150,000) on domestic e-commerce sites.

Vietnamese products reach extortionate prices on Amazon

A shop on Amazon sells a coconut broom for US$13 (VND300,000), ten times higher than the price found domestically.

Vietnamese products reach extortionate prices on Amazon

A handmade straw soft broom featuring a coloured handle fetches US$12 (VND280,000) on Amazon despite only going for one or two US dollar in Vietnam.

Vietnamese products reach extortionate prices on Amazon

While Vietnamese costumers usually pay less than VND10,000 per tin of Golden Star Balm, the price is about US$2.2 (VND50,000) on Amazon.

Vietnamese products reach extortionate prices on Amazon

A Vietnamese army helmet featuring a red star badge is sold at US$32 (VND740,000) on Amazon, despite the fact that it can be purchased for between US$1.7-US$8.6 (VND40,000-VND200,000) in Vietnam.

Vietnamese products reach extortionate prices on Amazon

A pot containing an artificial yellow apricot tree standing at one meter tall costs is listed with a price of US$130 (VND3 million).

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