Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 09:56 UTC
In the News If you don't live in the US, this is a pretty common source of irritation: US companies charging crazy markups on products sold in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and the rest of the world. The Australian government has had enough of this practice, and started an inquiry into the matter. Yesterday (or today? Timezones confuse me) Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe had to answer questions in a public hearing.
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RE[2]: Comment by docc
by acobar on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 12:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by docc"
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No, it is not a charity be we would expect them to have a more balanced and ethical behavior. They want their cake and eat it too.

I mean, global markets are wonder when they want to produce their goods somewhere else but, at same time, they want to have exclusivity on how they distribute their goods. That is not fair. All business should be allowed to buy their goods on any market they sell and resell locally. This would furnish an equalized play field to the society. It would fix the books/electronics/medication corporative unfair practices we have right now.

The reseller, of course, must comply with local warranties duties, but I don't see it as a big deterrent.

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