Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Aycliffe, England
Re: Things I want to know about currency!!
Things cost a bit more in the UK generally i think because we get our eyes ripped out on tax, especially on imported goods and cars.
Petrol is around 92p per litre where i live right now, which i think is about $1.80 but about 70P of that 92 is taxes and duty, even tho we're an oil producing country.
We also have to pay road tax, which i believe we are only 1 of 2 countries to do that, for my car which is only a 1.4L engine is around £140 per year to give you an idea of other reasons we get sapped for cash.
Brand new Jems are about £1500, i think thats mainly because shops importing them have to pay 25% of the value to get them into the country and they want to make that back, that includes VAT aswell, not sure if you have that in the US.
Guitar wise i think we pay just about the same in pounds as you guys do in dollars, so almost in the region of 2 x for a guitar, which is lame.