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Australian tech retailer Kogan Charges 6.8% Tax On Using Internet Explorer 7

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Tech Retailer Charges Tax On Using Internet Explorer 7

Australian tech retailer Kogan has implemented world's first "Internet Explorer 7 Tax" . The users who buy stuff on Kogan site using antique Internet Explorer 7 , are charged 6.8% tax .

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The site says that the tax is being charged because the development team needs to spend additional effort to make the web pages work properly on the 6 year old browser . The 6.8% value is calculated as 0.1% for each month IE7 has been on the market .



Customers who enter the site using Internet Explorer 7 can avoid the impost by simply downloading an up-to-date browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera or even a more recent version of Internet Explorer.
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The support for IE 7 has been dropping considerably over the past year . Google stopped supporting it for Google Apps . Facebook also stopped supporting it from Dec 2011 after launching Timeline . But this case actually punishes someone who refuses to upgrade from the ancient browser .

source : kogan.com
 

Vignesh B

Youngling
Wow! That's great news :-D
Should be applied by all Indian retailers too. :p Indian banking sites should also learn from it. Almost all run only on IE. :(
 

Nipun

Whompy Whomperson
Wow! That's great news :-D
Should be applied by all Indian retailers too. :p Indian banking sites should also learn from it. Almost all run only on IE. :(
Most govt websites don't run properly in Chrome/Firefox, but are perfect in IE6. :shock:
 

tkin

Back to school!!
They should add IE9 in the advanced browser list, IE9 is really fast browser specially when compared to le behemoth firefox who can't carry its own weight.
 

Liverpool_fan

Sami Hyypiä, LFC legend
They should add IE9 in the advanced browser list, IE9 is really fast browser specially when compared to le behemoth firefox who can't carry its own weight.
Firefox is twice the browser IE can ever be. Stop trolling and spreading FUD.
 

Liverpool_fan

Sami Hyypiä, LFC legend
TDF should do something like this. Anyone using IE 8 or lesser should be redirected to Idiot page in Wikipedia.
 
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