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Initial post: Dec 18, 2013 12:10:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2013 12:15:26 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 12:27:43 AM PST
So you don't care about any explanation there might be for the disparity, because you've already made up your mind it's a scam.

Yeah, that's enlightened...not!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 12:34:06 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
$379 Kindle Fire HDX is pretax (Tax gets added at the checkout) and is the price for US customers

here's the internationally available one:

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9", HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB (Previous Generation - 3rd)

and it's $394 plus VAT plus shipping (the free shipping listed refers to US residents only)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 1:09:59 AM PST
What do you mean by that?
In spain plus VAT is 384€.
And in Uk I imagine that plus VAT will be 10£ or so more. I don't know I not come from UK.
I'm from EU and each contry have its politics about shipping. But in the end the result is just about the same, isn't it?
In the end the same tablet cost 200$ more in Uk and 110$ more in Spain.
I understand that the Kindle Fire hdx 7" cost just about the same in US and UE and I keep on thinking it is a scam as well, but equal prices for products more than 300$ is unfair.
But I'll keep waiting until I recive a decent answer with foundations.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 1:32:08 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2013 2:04:12 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
I ran through shipping one to the Netherlands (it was impossible to do for the UK and this was the total

Items: $394.00
Shipping & handling: $20.98
Total before tax: $414.98
Estimated tax to be collected: $0.00
Import Fees Deposit $87.15
Order total: $502.13

502.13 USD = 307.768 GBP

which isn't that much less than the price in the UK

edit to change more to less

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 2:01:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2013 2:03:01 AM PST
>>But I'll keep waiting until I recive a decent answer with foundations.<<

What, so you begin by saying it's a scam and you're not going to listen to any answers, and now you expect to get answers? Sheesh!

But have you ever heard of purchasing power, or bulk buying? The US has 313 million people (or thereabouts). The UK has 63 million. It stands to reason that the greater population (and uptake of kindles) in the US would result in lower prices.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 3:30:39 AM PST
So in the end I have the reason. We have to pay more for the same product. But not a little more but a large amount.
as I've said 100€ and 200£ for a product that is already in the countries of delivering.
And this is a truly scam for companies like this in generall this is only made by American companies but if they keep on this dinamic we are seen already a lot of other companies overseas they are offering the truly price of the products.
I don't expect to receive any sensible answer because I've already seen that is true what I'm talking about.
After carefully thinking about all the facts or opinions I proceed to wind up this fruitless discussion.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 3:32:11 AM PST
EU 800 millions people and we have to pay more.
AS I said above I take this fruitless discussion into a finish.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 3:37:17 AM PST
It was fruitless from the moment you declared you wouldn't listen to reason.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 3:41:51 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2013 3:42:43 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
what part about:

Shipping & handling: $20.98
Import Fees Deposit $87.15

do you not understand? That part is part of the price on the EU kindle stores and it's added after the fact by the US store and if you want to blame anyone for the higher prices, blame your government for imposing import fees and the postal service/delivery services for not delivering your packages for free (shipping is free in the UK from amazon.co.uk btw)
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