Six percent? Is that all? Try paying 20% on purchases and 60% on fuel
What state is that?!?!?
His website is .UK so United Kingdom is my guess. As for the state he's in, I'd guess envious
As for envious- I am. When you take in tax and exchange rates we pay a huge sting on gear. It really sucks.
In a direct dollars to GBP conversion from the USD price on B+H, the 1DX is £4330. The 1DX retail in the UK is £4849.
The batteries at $169 are £108 in conversion. The full retail of these is £150. That's around 40% extra (some dodgy maths there. It's late here.)
As for the whoever said that it's an apples to oranges comparison. I'm probably going to make myself unpopular with this, but it's incredibly naive to think that we might not pay very similar taxes.
tax on minimum wage is 30%. National insurance is around 10%. We then have council tax, 20% VAT (sales tax) 60% on fuel with VAT on top of that. We have road tax (based on fuel economy) and that's not to mention property prices.
With healthcare there nearly 20% of GDP-that sucks. But I (in a national healthcare system) have to pay for healthcare when I'm not sick. I have to pay for drunks to claim benefits and drink MY money away on benefits.
I feel the pain with the extra 6% on sales tax- it could seem a lot when you don't pay any. But realistically, look at the silver lining. I know there are people who pay more in other countries as well.
Before someone says it- I'm grateful for what I have. It could be worse. It could always be worse.
Amazon is cool, and I support them-they have a niche. As long as they don't close out the brick and mortars for good.