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    Why is america cheaper than Europe?

    well my question is the title of the thread and i need to know why?


    i mean if you look at it,

    when america got the wii, it was $250 (and some people said it was a bit much, (i wish))

    but when we finally got it it was 180 now use the approx exchange rate of 2$2:1

    americas wii costed $250 which is 125,
    Europes wii costed 180 which is $360

    but its not just with wii its with Playstation, xbox, games, dvds, food, cars, tvs everything,

    so i would like to know



    Why is america cheaper and why do some people still complain about wii being a bit more pricey than hoped?





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    Quote Originally Posted by daviduk200
    well my question is the title of the thread and i need to know why?


    i mean if you look at it,

    when america got the wii, it was $250 (and some people said it was a bit much, (i wish))

    but when we finally got it it was 180 now use the approx exchange rate of 2$2:1

    americas wii costed $250 which is 125,
    Europes wii costed 180 which is $360

    but its not just with wii its with Playstation, xbox, games, dvds, food, cars, tvs everything,

    so i would like to know



    Why is america cheaper and why do some people still complain about wii being a bit more pricey than hoped?
    About taxes and everything contribute to this.

    There is a lot of reasons for different products.

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    Taxes and also the Euro is greater then the US dollar right now...American money keeps falling more and more.

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    yeah but why do taxes make a difference,

    does europe have to pay more than america in taxes , we only have 17.5% tax which i think is still a bit much,

    also the price of our stuff keeps rising and rising





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    Quote Originally Posted by daviduk200
    yeah but why do taxes make a difference,

    does europe have to pay more than america in taxes , we only have 17.5% tax which i think is still a bit much,

    also the price of our stuff keeps rising and rising
    Our economy and taxes are very different.

    The prices keep rising because quality is improving, I mean would you expect a HD tv for the same price as a bog standard tv?

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    I think this is to do with a country's benefits? I may be mistaken.
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    I think it may also to do with how much specific countries pay for products, and also, how much imports would cost.

    That also depends on individual ties.

    Economy on a global scale is confusing, and to be fair, it also depends on what each country can get away with.

    A few months ago, in Zimbabwe, the local supermarkets went out of stock on a lot of things. A tin of ham cost as much as you'd make in a few weeks.

    I guess we should count ourselves lucky in that respect (or sneeky and manipulative - the companies and government, not the people).


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    im not on about tvs getting more exspensive like hd n stuff i mean like

    sweets

    freddo's used to be 10p per now they are 15p (freddos are like choclate frogs)
    and happy hippos used to be 20p now they are like 25p
    and stuff like that





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    Quote Originally Posted by daviduk200
    Why is america cheaper and why do some people still complain about wii being a bit more pricey than hoped?
    It's cheaper in America because they pay less taxes.

    And people complain because they have to pay more. Duh.

    Quote Originally Posted by daviduk200
    im not on about tvs getting more exspensive like hd n stuff i mean like

    sweets

    freddo's used to be 10p per now they are 15p (freddos are like choclate frogs)
    and happy hippos used to be 20p now they are like 25p
    and stuff like that
    That's inflation. I'm not really sure how it works, but basically prices tend to increase over time (not counting price cuts, sales, etc.).



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    income in europe is larger though, also the american government tax waiters before they get tips, so if you dont tip a waiter they lose out, very harsh.

    isnt health care free in america?
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