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UK pays more than US for gadgets
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UK pays hundreds of pounds more for gadgets than the US according to a which survey.

http://news.sky.com/story/1305370/gadgets-cost-hundreds-of-pounds-more-in-uk

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Oops, seemed to have missed

Oops, seemed to have missed that.   blush

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simonlewis wrote:

simonlewis wrote:

UK pays hundreds of pounds more for gadgets than the US according to a which survey.

http://news.sky.com/story/1305370/gadgets-cost-hundreds-of-pounds-more-in-uk

Well, you know the two solutions ...

1) Order your goods from the USA.

2) Move to the USA.

Otherwise - unless you have an effective plan to deal with the problem - what's the point in whingeing about it?

 

 

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simonlewis wrote:

simonlewis wrote:

UK pays hundreds of pounds more for gadgets than the US according to a which survey.

http://news.sky.com/story/1305370/gadgets-cost-hundreds-of-pounds-more-in-uk

I know what you mean  - to be honest this wouldn't have meant much to me until about 16 years ago when I lived and worked in the States for a while, met and married an American girl and came home to live in the UK. We get across every couple of years and I've spent a good amount of time planning what to buy when we're in the US and have 'saved' a faIr amount of money!

U;timately it seems to be down to our taxes (vat) and import/export duties...

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I think the price comparison

I think the price comparison was done before taxes and duty was added. The news comes as no surprise,  we have been ripped off for years.

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