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Global Economy/Free Market/CO2 Emissions

It's all rubbish, isn't it?

I just took delivery of a pair of glasses frames.

I ordered them from the US because even after
paying for them to be delivered and the VAT they
were half the price I could get them for here.

{Nice pair of TAGs. ()}

So I'm looking at the frames and what have they
got stamped on them?
"Made In France"

How can they have been shipped to the US and
then shipped back again and still be cheaper than
buying them here!?


 
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The buying power of Yanks... they get everything cheap (normally at other people's expense). On this occasion, you were able to tap into that. You are now their ***** Nev!
 
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weak dollar. makes it dirt cheap to import anything from the US into europe at the moment. and local taxation in europe is higher than in the states
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Its a strange system Nev, but don't complain, you've worked it to your advantage
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weak dollar. makes it dirt cheap to import anything from the US into europe at the moment. and
But these were exported from Europe to US, and then back again!

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local taxation in europe is higher than in the states
Aye, that's the daddy!

Still, we don't pay 100% taxation do we? So I wonder why they were so much cheaper? Unless the European traders are either uselessly inefficient with high costs, or making an absolute killing!
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Unless the European traders are either uselessly inefficient with high costs, or making an absolute killing!
My thoughts exactly.

The optician was well put-out when I got the lenses
put in this afternoon and I told him I'd bought
them in the states.
 
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"The optician was well put-out when I got the lenses
put in this afternoon and I told him I'd bought
them in the states.


Does that explain why your left eye looks over your right shoulder now

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