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Old 09-23-2012, 08:51 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by murg View Post
The price in Canada is $130.

I'm still trying to work out the various scenarios in the various countries.
In Canada (and the US I believe) prices can be advertised without sales tax. Here in Australia it is law the advertise the final sale price of an item, which means the price + any taxes.

So here in Australia the Kobo Glo is advertised at $159.99. If they were to advertise it ex-GST it would be $145.45.

So the price difference (ignoring any minor exchange rate differences) is roughly $15 more here in Australia. What you need to take into consideration is;

a) Shipping costs to Australia.
b) Shipping costs within Australia (buying from Collins is free shipping to your door).
c) Lack of local competition.
d) Australian consumer law that comes into play when you buy from an Australian store (we are really protected).
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