Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 23:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If you're in the market for a smartphone, odds are you're looking at an Android phone. If you're looking at an Android phone, odds are you're looking at Samsung, and if you're exotic, you may be looking at a Nexus, HTC, LG, or maybe even Sony. Few of you will be considering Oppo. I, however, did.
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RE[5]: Looks very nice
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 24th Jul 2013 15:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Looks very nice"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Well I'm European, so I don't really know whatever the situation is like the US, especially with the complicated federal/state taxes thing.

They're the same price here in The Netherlands :/.

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RE[6]: Looks very nice
by kwanbis on Wed 24th Jul 2013 16:14 in reply to "RE[5]: Looks very nice"
kwanbis Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, I'm South American, but I get my phones from USA, so I'm just telling you the situation there.

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RE[7]: Looks very nice
by bnolsen on Wed 24th Jul 2013 19:01 in reply to "RE[6]: Looks very nice"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

well, well, well.

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RE[6]: Looks very nice
by Flatland_Spider on Thu 25th Jul 2013 15:43 in reply to "RE[5]: Looks very nice"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

Taxes aren't that complicated when it comes to sales tax. There is not a federal sales tax. There is only state and local sales taxes.

Most people use the price as listed and specify when the price is after tax. They would say something like, "The phone is $310, after sales tax," or "It's $299, $310 after tax." US consumers are accustomed to having sales tax added at checkout, so they're used to a slight bump at the checkout.

More to the point, the European price does not equal the price in the US, for a variety of reasons that companies don't explain. A straight conversion of currencies doesn't work. It's an interesting exercise, but it's not guaranteed to be accurate unless the company says so.

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