On May 3, 2014 at 14:59, djy said...
Taking off the VAT (presently 20%) would make it US$984 and CA$1078.
I can appreciate the slight differences in componentry and the (arguably) tougher trading standards, but I doubt they add up to a circa $300 difference. On the other hand a $250 difference, for what is essentially the same set, does appear to be a little like profiteering.
I was not making excuses, sorry if it came out that way, I was just pointing out that it is harder to compare. The 20% VAT is an easy one, the rest , how much goes to the manufacturers profits and how much goes elsewhere is harder. With US/Canada it is easier since usually it is the exact same product and pretty much the same rules so there should not be a difference in price (once conversion is applied).