Originally Posted by hca2000
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.
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!