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I was totally thrilled when I saw koss phones in my local elctronics store today... And even more so when I saw they carried the PortaPro. However, the thrill went away shortly after when I discovered their price of about $100.


Well, at least we can get beyers and senns for cheap here in Europe.
 
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Agreed. The Portapros are great phones but they're great inexpensive phones. I couldn't imagine paying that much for them.
 
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$100 for the Porta Pros???

Blame that ********* U.S.-to-Europe monetary exchange rate, and spectacular ********* tariffs that some European countries levy on imported products from companies based in the U.S.!!!
 
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I actually payd 80€ of my portapros and the starting price was 100€. It is a shame that Koss phones are so expensive here on europe.
 
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I thought the Euro was doing quite well of late, basically within a cent or two of the value of a dollar.
 
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Well Euro/Dollar was some time ago 1:1 . I think the reason for that price difference is in somewhere else. Maybe Koss is greedy and wants to make more money in Europe
 
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hum, there are other points as taxes to take in account
 
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mp3players.co.uk sell them for 62euros including European postage. Is that better?
 
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Not forgetting the 17.5% Value Added Tax of course. In some European countries it's even higher.
 
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Quote:

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mp3players.co.uk sell them for 62euros including European postage. Is that better?


Hey thanks for that address
I have been looking for a place to buy Ksc-50's and they are 45,16€ in there. Btw how much are they in USA.
 
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Quote:

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Not forgetting the 17.5% Value Added Tax of course. In some European countries it's even higher.


Here 22%
 
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Quote:

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Hey thanks for that address
I have been looking for a place to buy Ksc-50's and they are 45,16€ in there. Btw how much are they in USA.


Oh lordy...

Amazon.com (USA) has the KSC-50's for $12.93, plus free shipping for orders over $25.
 
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Quote:

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Not forgetting the 17.5% Value Added Tax of course. In some European countries it's even higher.


That's included.

I don't know how differing VAT rates are dealt with though. The only item I've ever bought in Europe via the net had VAT added at the suppliers country rate (20%
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Oh, I almost forgot...

The portapros go for $25 plus shipping off of Koss' website here in the US. That's after a 50% discount, so they are regularly $50 plus shipping (but can probably be found at discount shops for maybe $30-40.
 
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