I didn't know what section to place this in but it is an ongoing rip off of longstanding, so I placed it here.
I bought the Champion's league final programme the other day in one of our most well known newsagents. The cover price was 10£ as it was published in Britain, I was charged €14.43. Which in nominal terms is 44.3% higher!
Now there has been a claim by this newsagent in the past that they buy their sterling in bulk twice a year so changes in sterling difference are never really passed on (well if you have a currency buyer that does not take advantage of good rates then surely that individual is in the wrong job!). However leaving that aside we seem to be paying our own VAT rate on top of the British one when under EU law we should only be liable for the difference as we already have paid the rest of the VAT in a member state!
My question is when will this obscene rip off end?