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Old 05-13-2010, 01:24 PM   #17
Worldwalker
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Device: PRS-505
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Originally Posted by hca2000 View Post
Do the prices you mention include VAT or sales tax? In Europe prices normally include VAT.
No VAT in the US, and the state I live in has no sales tax, nor (in most states; see other angry threads for details) is there sales tax on mail order sales. When sales tax exists, it's generally in the 5-7% range (varying in both directions depending on state and sometimes city). Shipping also varies, but with a bit of luck you can get free shipping.

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Compared to a similar device, Bebook Neo, bought at Bebooks own site, the price is 299 plus VAT and shipping. Shipping within Europe is probably something like 10 to 15 and VAT somewhere around 17-19% on top of the listed sales price.
Holy mooing cow! For the price of that Bebook Neo, which (assuming midpoint of tax/shipping) comes to a final total of 367, you could buy a PRS-600 for home and a PRS-300 for travel, and have money left over for some books.

Yeah, I guess 235 (merely the list price of a 600) starts looking pretty good at those rates. But ... ouch!
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