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And then there's the price difference to the US. For instance, the cheapest model:

    -  $949.99 in the U.S.
    - $1323.07 in Germany (1249 Euro)

A tad over 1100 USD when you account for the VAT. Still quite the difference.

Add sales tax, some forex risk buffer, and import VAT. Normally the difference is rather negligible...

Do not forget warranty! In Europe you must provide 1 or 2 year warranty vs 90 days in the US. We are also paying for this insurance.

Pick sales tax OR VAT. They are mutually exclusive. Import duties for computers are 0% in EU.

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