* Posts by David

2 posts • joined 19 Oct 2007

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Brazilian Taxes = Ridiculous!!!

Brazilian taxes on electronics devices are simply preposterous.

They're revolting. They're insane. Anyone who says otherwise is insane. It's as simple as that.

Currently, 1.8 reais buys US$1,00, one dollar, but if you want one dollar of ELECTRONICS, then you'll very easily pay R$6,00 for every dollar. It's as simple as that, and it's outrageous.

I don't blame CISCO. Brazil sucks for electronics. Food is cheap, though... but anything else you might need for your job, like electronics or electrical equipment, isn't. It's a dumb man's land. Only cheap, simple, bad quality stuff really thrives in Brazil. Noone knows the difference.

Terrible, terrible.

I'm Brazilian, BTW.

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Brazilian taxes: simple math....

In Brazil, taxes for electronics are always upwards of +100% if you compare prices in the US to our retail, end-user prices. Sometimes, this even gets to +150% or +200%.

In addition, AFAIK, roughly 75% of computer parts and such are smuggled. Yes, 75%, as in 3 out of 4. When you have 15000km of borders, it's easy. Most of it comes from Paraguay or Miami. All local computer stores use smuggled parts. You don't trust the manufacturer here, you trust the guy who sells you stuff. (bad, bad, bad)

CISCO only did what most people here do. Not that it's right though. But the taxes are so ridiculously high that things always ends up like this.

Please, please, don't ask me why they don't charge 25% taxes and make everyone pay. This would give the government the same amount of money and it would make sense. (if 25% pay 100% tax, then you get 25% revenue on the total importations, but if 100% pay 25%... well, you get the math)

Brazil is a strange, strange country. Spoken like a true Brazilian...


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