Originally Posted by bowener
It is mostly taxes on imports and such.
Interesting. Three of my coworkers are Brazilian and they say material goods are FAR more expensive over there.
My boss said he used to get free flights to Brazil all the time. He'd have some friends in Brazil send him shopping/order online here in America and buy him a flight to Brazil to bring the clothes/other random items with him. Apparently buying clothes in America then supplying someone with an $800 round trip flight is cheaper than shopping there. Crazy.