Price difference of the Surface Book in Europe compared to the US

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  1. GunterMeyer16

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    I've been intrested in buying a Surface Book in Germany where I go to collage. I saw the prices in the US are arround 1500 Dollars and upwards, which already is rather pricy. Here in Germany they are now awailable for pre-order, but the entry level price is 1650 Euros. That is approximatley 1800 Dollars. So 300 Dollars more just because I buy the same product in Germany. Where does that price difference come from? Especially since one Euro is currently worth 1.08 Dollars. A Surface Book should cost around 1350 Euros then.

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    Typically it is the import and/or VAT the EU charges and more importantly labor cost and market conditions that set the price differences.
     
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    I seem to recall a discussion where buying it outside Europe is initially cheaper but then you have to pay the VAT/import taxes when you come back... or later if they catch you avoiding it.
     
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    Basically the SB is the same price anywhere is the USA. So that means that US price X exchange rate is basic price and anything above and beyond is probably some kind of tax (federalor local) .
     

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