A few years ago, I bought a bath/back brush at Tienda Inglesa. By now, it was showing its age, so I went to check on getting another. 650 pesos, or over $20 US even with the “strong” dollar. The nice lady said it was Italian, and yes, expensive, but it would last forever. Properly explaining what I thought next seemed a little beyond my vocabulary at the moment.
Three weeks, and $4.02 US later (shipping included!), I have a replacement:
Better still, it was delivered to my door. No summons to the Customs office in Montevideo.