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 WorknMan on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 16:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by docc"
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How is this different from any other business? It's not like they are running a charity.

Yeah, I love when the article says:

other countries are facing the same high markups from US technology companies, and it mostly seems to be a case of pricing whatever they can get away with.

What, you mean a business is charging as much as the market will bear for it's product? OMFG, how dare they!?!?! LMAO, I know liberals are dumb, but sometimes their stupidity is truly astounding.

So just in case you jackasses don't get it, here's a hint for you.... if you don't like what they're charging for their products, then don't buy them!! See how easy that was? These companies don't need to justify what they're charging; it's not like they have a monopoly on water, for fuck's sake.

And anyway, people around here are always extolling the virtues of open source software, and how superior it is to the commercial/proprietary stuff. So why do you need anything from Microsoft or Adobe? I'm sure Linux has every thing you could ever want ;)

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