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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Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:46 UTC
Wafflez
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2011-06-26

Yes it's quite annoying that for US companies 1 dollar = 1 euro.

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RE: Comment by Wafflez
by Soulbender on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:50 in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I wish 1USD == 1Peso. That would be awesome. Funny how's that not how it is...

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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by Johann Chua on Sun 24th Mar 2013 07:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Maybe in twenty years?

At least U.S. books tend to be relatively cheap here, given that they have to be shipped a few thousand miles. Sometimes the peso price is even less than the U.S. or Canadian cover price.

Import magazines are way too expensive, if you want them "new" (i.e., marred with the local distributor's stickers on the cover). I usually wait a few months for remaindered copies. Too bad the last time I tried subscribing to a U.S. magazine directly, I never got a single issue due to postal thievery. Local mail for the final mile is most likely the problem, but probably the only way to make international subscriptions cheap; I get overseas parcels just fine.

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RE: Comment by Wafflez
by Carewolf on Sun 24th Mar 2013 10:00 in reply to "Comment by Wafflez"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Well, that is actually not always that far off. 1 dollar + 20% VAT ~= 1 euro.

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