Originally Posted by PaulyQ
Correct... because the UK artificially inflates the prices by quoting that certain import taxes have to be paid for! BOLLOX!! The UK is ripe ground for hardware import/export as Joe Public just accept it and don't question prices......hence the phrase RIP OF BRITIAN !!
It's a fairly simple equation. In America, they make things. Here, we import things, first into the EU (nice taxes) then into Britain (more nice taxes).
Even the stuff America does import is bought in such bulk the prices are inevitably lower than what we pay.
It has nothing to do with us laying back and accepting things, it's a fabulous concept called economics. If you would like to learn more, further reading is available at your local library.
Apologies to all for taking the subject off-topic, but when I notice a Daily Mail reader I just have to point and laugh