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 static666
by static666 on Sun 24th Mar 2013 11:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by static666"
static666
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And if you mean kickback in its true sense - it is most definitely not a win, it is a cancerous leach on that society and should be punished with extensive jail time.

I do agree, absolutely. But unfortunately it is so prevalent in Russia, for example, that every major company doing business there (you name it) is practicing kickbacks in some way. Not much you can do when it is considered normal for any manager involved in influencing the decision making process to receive his cut off the deal.

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