These days I am considering buying a new monitor. A quick look on the French dell web site indicates the following price for a 24' monitor (date: 2008-05-01)
- DELL UltraSharp 2408WFP: 801.13 euros (no promotional offer)
A quick look at the US DELL web site indicates the following price:
- DELL UltraSharp 2408WFP: $679.00 (no promotional offer)
Ok, so today 1 USD gives us 0.642343 euros. Hence converting from the US price would give: 679 * 0.642343 * 1.196 = 521.63 euros (French sales taxes are 19.6%).
But, wait, what's the price on DELL French web site?? 801.13 euros !!?! That's only 280 euros more, out of nowhere. And this is no isolated case.
No wonder people in Europe feel they have less and less money available to them. And I am sure dell is only one example among many - depressing.
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