I know there was a thread about the differences between prices in the UK and the US (someone even got banned ).
I spent some time looking at different prices in EU countries. It seems that high UK prices cannot be simply explained by currency exchange rates or VAT levels.
For example, you can buy Blaser R93 Luxus in Poland for 7,000 Polish zlotys, which is eqivalent to £1,350.
I want to say it is not a cheap store as the prices there are usually higher than in other stores. There is also 22% VAT included...
They must be making money of this so I guess they buy R93 from Blaser manufacture for less than £700-900 to make a decent profit and cover all the costs they have.
How about in the UK? Is there any significant hidden tax or duty I am not aware of not present in other EU countries that would explain 100% difference in price?
Thanks in advance for any explanation.