Yes, but then (since you said "never hurt anyone") in certain countries 20 cents is a lot of money..... Its often not the money but the principle. People dont like to feel being taken advantage of. Its understandable. .. Still it is a good idea to weigh the pros and cons and be selective at picking fights and pursuits. Back to travel issues.... many travel guide books suggest "buy localy as many items as you can, if you can, and only take minimum to hold you over for 2 days. tooth-paste and hand creams are pretty much the same in many parts of the world".