Manos how the hell can you say electronics - pcs etc are more expensive in the UK???
I challenge you to go to a British website and look at prices for say hdd or cpus etc - then go to a yank site and see for yourself it is NOT dearer in the UK.
DiamondMax Plus9 120GB UDMA133
£47.98 inc VAT (£40.84 ex VAT)
Same hdd in US $89 which is £49.54 - dearer than the UK with or without VAT!!!
A DVD player for £30 or less - eletric drill a fiver - do they GIVE them away elsewhere???
Have you any idea how small a margin there is on computer an electronic stuff??? I have been buying pc components for years - I shop around all over the world - take into account exchange rates etc and Britain has cheaper prices than most places.
Tried to do some electrical shopping in France - Spain - Andorra etc - FAR more expensive than the UK - seriously - my Ipaq was £150 dearer than it would have been in the UK.
Resturants even in little villages etc were just as expenive - or worse than the uk.
Property prices are NOTHING to go by - USA is cheap cos there is plenty of space - smaller the country - higher the population - more expensive the property - simple!!!
Now when it comes to things that are taxed by Blair and his mob it's a different story - Britain HAS prob the worlds most expensive petrol - 20p p[er litre on the spot market - even now with the high oil price - what do we pay - 82p per litre - thats 62p per litre TAX - that's what I call a rip off!!!