Online retailer imposes tax on customers using Internet Explorer 7
When it comes to Microsoft?s Internet Explorer, the browser has received quite a bit of flak and has spawned countless memes that make fun of it when compared to other browsers, such as Google?s Chrome, Mozilla FireFox, Opera, etc. Now it seems that Australian retailer, Kogan, has taken it to the next level and are now implementing users an ?Internet Explorer 7? tax if they are found purchasing from their website using that particular version of the browser. As pictured above, this tax comes in the form of an additional 6.8% on your purchase and if you thought that the retailer was joking, they?re not as they have posted screenshots where they show the 6.8% additional tax upon checkout! We?re sure that Internet Explorer 7 users are probably outraged by this, maybe because they genuinely enjoy using the browser, or because they might not be tech savvy enough and are just using whatever?s installed on their computers. However as Kogan has pointed out, this tax can be removed simply by switching to a diff
Getting some members of the public to keep up with new technology can be almost as difficult as getting your brand to cut through in the ultra competitive Internet marketplace. Australian online ...
Sun 17 Jun 12 from Gizmag
We're used to seeing irritating surcharges when we're shopping online. Unexpected sales taxes, inflated postage costs and spurious handling fees are an integral part of the shopping basket. ...
Sun 17 Jun 12 from The Independent
Rusland Kogan, proprietor of the online electronics store Kogan.com, may have just invented the most popular tax ever - at least among Web developers.
Fri 15 Jun 12 from Phys.org
In a world first an Australian online retailer has introduced a 'tax' on customers using the Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) browser.
Thu 14 Jun 12 from The Independent
Do you use an older version of Internet Explorer? Beware: An Australian retailer has begun to add a 6.8 percent surcharge -- "that's 0.1 percent for each month IE7 has been on the market" ...
Fri 15 Jun 12 from FOXNews
Still surfing the Web with Internet Explorer 7? You'll probably want to update before shopping at Kogan, as the Australian electronics retailer has announced that it will penalize folks ...
Thu 14 Jun 12 from Techspot
Australian e-tailer Kogan announces 6.8% Internet Explorer 7 tax, Thu 14 Jun 12 from Techspot
Australian online electronics retailer Kogan is fed-up with having to spend its resources trying to make its website render properly in Internet Explorer 7. As punishment to those who shop using ...
Thu 14 Jun 12 from Dvice
When it comes to Microsoft?s Internet Explorer, the browser has received quite a bit of flak and has spawned countless memes that make fun of it when compared to other browsers, such ...
Thu 14 Jun 12 from Ubergizmo
The Australian online retailer Kogan.com has introduced the world's first "tax" on use of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) browser.
Thu 14 Jun 12 from BBC Technology