Nobody but saps are going to buy those at that sort of price :|
Reader Renato wrote in to us saying the PS2 has finally officially released in Brazil and that consumers can get it from the Sony Style store now ... for the low, low price of 799 BRL (about 461 USD). That's right, Brazilians no longer need secure safe passage for emigrating consoles or pay ridiculous sums of money to third-party distributors and can instead pay ridiculous sums of money directly to Sony for a locally-supported PS2! Isn't that awesome?
ICMS tax rates range from 7% to 25%, and average 18% in Rio de Janeiro
In addition, Brazilian importers typically pay a minimum of 1.65% for PIS and 7.6% for Cofins taxes. Exempt from PIS and Cofins are products such as fruits, vegetables, eggs and pharmaceutical inputs