Hey, mr Negro,
It feels as though us Eurocitizens are beïng screwed. Kokothebird is right. With the high Euro vs low Dollar prices in Europe should drop! The high Euro makes it all the more attractive for me to buy Applegoodies in the States this summer.
Whats best for me:
a: Buy the iPod -taxfree with airplane ticket- and post the whole thing to my home in The Nethherlands labelled ‘GIFT’
b: Buy the iPod -taxfree with airplne ticket- and tell customs its sealed in plastic and this means ‘no import taxes’ (Never heared of that one)
c: Buy the iPod -taxfree with airplne ticket- and just risk walking through customs with it. (And not forgetting the warranty is not in my backpack, but sent by post to myhome. Otherwise customs might spot it).
And does this arrangement work in the entire states? Looks kinda strange to me. I’d ask foreign exchange students to buy me Apple stuff. But the again, your country only has -what- 6 percent taxes? We’ve got 19 percent! Thats almost communism!