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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EU prices
by twitterfire on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 08:46 UTC
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I think EU commission should take on this. Not only software and media has higher prices in EU, but any piece of electronics or IT hardware is at least 25% more expensive in EU than it is in US.

EU commission should try to enforce legislation to make US and asian companies pay much higher taxes and/or customs duties if they sell for much higher prices in EU than in US.

Just try to compare prices on newgg.com with any EU online store. It's a shame.

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