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Re: (phuz)

Like DWBF1 said in the other thread - This may well be a very good deal for the europeans folks.

A quick check of a european site shows these shocks are over 470 euros each - That's over $600 US so we might not want to come down too hard on the offer since the only reference point the OP probably has is local prices. Europeans do in fact pay much more to maintain vehicles than we do in the US - partially due to VAT's (Valued Added Tax) that can add upwards of 20% tax to each purchase. I know for a fact Germany's VAT is 19%. Even without the tax, just about everything is considerably more expensive in Europe than in the US.

As an example, I priced a replacement 18" Peg at the dealer while I was living in Germany and it was 700 EUROS per Peg ($895 US) - without the VAT.

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