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Tech companies massively jack up prices outside the USA, report finds

A consumer rights group has found that UK citizens are paying hundreds of dollars more for exactly the same tech products

By Tamlin Magee | Jul 22, 2014 01:06 pm CDT

Consumers for electronic goods outside America pay hundreds more than their US counterparts, according to a new report.


British consumer rights magazine Which? found that manufacturers and stores are pushing up the price for tech in the country, including almost 1,000 dollars more for a Samsung TV. Americans buying an Apple Macbook Pro 13in will get their models 600 dollars cheaper than on the other side of the Atlantic, the report claims. Sony's PS4 or Microsoft's Xbox One were 160 dollars cheaper in the States.

Which exec director Richard Lloyd pushed manufacturers to explain why their prices are hiked so much abroad. "UK consumers are getting a raw deal by paying up to hundreds of pounds more for the same tech products on sale in the US," he said. "Manufacturers should play fair and explain why consumers are paying more for buying in the UK."


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