[TowerTalk] Ultrabeam OF ITALY

jimlux jimlux at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 29 16:41:20 EDT 2008

Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:
>> But.. say a year ago, when the Euro/Dollar rate was roughly 1:1, the 
>> shipping and import duty (5-8%, I think) would make the SteppIR more 
>> expensive than the Ultrabeam.
> Euro/Dollar have not been at parity for more than four years - 
> closest they have come is $1.16/EUR in November 2005.  

You're right.. I was just thinking back to more years ago (02,03)...

> Be careful though that you are comparing apples and apples ... the 
> Ultrabeam price probably includes 15 - 20% VAT (sales tax charged 
> within the EU).  Export prices should be about 15% lower. 

Excellent point.. But I think that an EU buyer would be paying Italian 
import duty AND the VAT on an imported SteppIR... (or maybe not...)

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