[quote=“TheLostSwede”]Yeah well, I guess that’s one way of doing business…
The strange thing is that I can go to just about any other country in Asia and find more international products than you can find in Taiwan and most of the time at a much better price than here. Why is this?
I understand that to a degree, there are more foreigners in some of these countries, but not all of them. Is all this because the local population in those other countries are more open to foreign products, or is it something else?
Sorry about the rant, but I’m just so fed up with this happening time and time again and getting screwed when it comes to paying through my nose for stuff that costs a pittance in most of the world.
The only saving grace this country has when it comes to this is the somewhat affordable alcohol.[/quote]
At least the foreign stuff is actually foreign made. I dont know about nowadays but when I was in Thailand a lot all the foreign branded products were made in Thailand and were not the same as its original quality.
The original product owners probably didnt want to divulge all its secrets in their production so the Thailand product was not exactly the same.
I agree that the same products found elsewhere should not cost too much in Taiwan. A reasonable markup over the same product in their home countries but shouldnt be exhorbitant.
I thought all these trade agreements will make foreign products more fairly priced in Taiwan.