Originally Posted by LancerVI
I guess that's why it worked so well in the Soviet Union. I remember the lines for bread, meats and essentials. Prices all tightly controlled so noone got "gouged".
A lot of people starved, but at least they weren't cheated.
Of course this is an extreme example, but you get the point.
the reason there were lines, was because in 50s they sent to camps all the intelligence and nationalized everything. ou and they put simpleminded people in all management positions. like totally simpleminded people were suddenly boss of a factory, so after a while production lines disintegrated as these simpleminded people were incapable to hold things together.
a big commie came to electro technical comprehensive school and he forbade use of voltmeters because "I as a tailor need only one needle. you dont need 2 devices, use just one of them" so people had to put away their ampermeters
this is unfortunately a true story. these kind of people came into power
Originally Posted by $ilent
This would still net a huge import tax price when bringing it into my country for example, its not just if you buy something from USA.
Also even if they have a warehouse in the UK, they'd either have to foot the huge bill by moving stuff across the pond, or just have higher prices.
Frankly I see no logical way this (newegg shipping to Europe) could have any positive benefit for anyone unless they are only selling stuff that nobody has locally and your willing to foot the tax bill.
wasnt their entire business model that they sell outside of state products without sales tax and you are supposed to report your own sales tax to authorities in your own state? also why uk. just put it to czech republic and you can move your product to all of europe and save a lot on wages and transportation. amazon is kinda trying to move their warehouses to czech republic after german workers were striking recently
Originally Posted by MintMouse
Wont they just be on a level playing field with everyone else here?
Sure, we're not going to get US prices, but we'll get competitive ones?
in eu we also have 2 year warranty
please explain to me for example microcenter prices in us? are those open boxes, or how do they get such great pricing?