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Old 9th June 2015, 04:56 PM
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I can understand how a rifle produced in the Eurozone is cheaper here when the exchange rate moves in our favour. What I can't get my head round is why a rifle produced in this country is cheaper to buy if it is first shipped to Holland and then brought back in again. The Dutch dealer has to buy it with a weak currency, the same currency he sells it in, so the exchange rate has not a lot to do with it. The only difference is, the Dutch dealer takes his profit in Euros and the home dealer takes his in sterling.

Maybe it is cheaper to send a rifle to Holland and back than it is to send it to a UK dealer.