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Shipping Charges
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 22 2013 @ 12:33 AM EDT

Hah!

Wayne
http://madhatter.ca

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the 'Australian Tax' - a Further Look
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 22 2013 @ 07:05 AM EDT

I got curious about this report. It only mentioned Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe. Who else was there?

Nobody. Only they were 'invited' to appear before Parliament. That doesn't mean pricing issues don't exist with other companies, just that these three are getting grilled. One good report is on the CNet Australia website. For others search 'Ed Husic IT Pricing Inquiry'

Apple at the House committee inquiry into IT pricing: live

Apple's responses are fascinating. They are trying to blame the MPAA/RIAA for everything. The problem is that in earlier hearings the MPAA/RIAA tried to blame Apple.

Who would you believe? Are both lying?

Should be interesting to see how this plays out, though there are rumors Australia may be coming up on an election, which might derail the hearings.

Wayne
http://madhatter.ca

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the 'Australian Tax'
Authored by: JamesK on Saturday, March 23 2013 @ 11:20 AM EDT
"Last year the inquiry heard examples of an Arctic Monkeys album costing
$17.99 on iTunes in Australia but the equivalent of $13 overseas, and the movie
Toy Story costing $24.99 in Australia but about $10 overseas."

Must be the freight costs to down under. ;-)

Actually, in Canada, we've long seen similar on a lot of products. I've even
seen some things that are made in Canada sold at a fraction of the cost in the
U.S.. So tell me again about the duties, etc. Why should something made here
be significantly cheaper in the U.S.?


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