andre.kesteloot at verizon.net
Thu Aug 5 12:04:58 CDT 2004
Was in Germany this week, and found, in an advertisement in the August
2004 issue of the magazine "Funk Amateur" a "Sommer-Spezial"
advertisement for the ICOM IC-706 MKIIG . It apparently sells in Germany
for 899 Euros (including VAT, the Value Added Tax). At the current rate
of exchange, that is a mere $1,084
The same equipment is currently available from my local ham radio shop
for $749 plus 4.5% Virginia sales tax = $783.
The benefits of the Value Added Tax will never cease to amaze me.
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