>I'll take credit for stirring this controversey. See my previous posts for
>my Canadian Sensos.
Just a comment. Brad you missed the whole point of Doug's statement.
Read it again and think about it as a whole , not a wise crack.
>> >With all due respect to hearing aid consumers, why should it surprise you
>> >that you can
>> >buy a Danish made hearing aid cheaper in Denmark? If I travel to certain
>> >Pacific Rim
>> >countries, I know that I can purchase high end electronic equipment at a
>> >fraction of
>> >what it would cost in the US. The only problem is that when I consider my
>> >travel expenses, tariffs, duties, and VAT, I will have spent a good deal
>> >If you did travel to Denmark, stayed in the lush cottage, and purchased
>> >offered in the ad, you would undoubtedly spend a whole lot more. Once you
>> >added in airfare, meals, miscellaneous expenses AND THEN the duties and
>> >Then when you had a routine question or required reprogramming, you could
>> >fly back to Copenhagen, have an espresso while they adjust your aids, and
>> >stay in that cottage again. WOW. Just think, a trip to Denmark each time
>> >aids needed adjustment.
>> >Everything is less expensive in the country of origin, and of course
>> >of those
>> >countries can take advantage of that. Implications that those aids should
>> >priced abroad is unrealistic. Consumers are free to shop around and
>> >ever and whenever they find the best deal for them.
>> >In addition, Denmark also utilizes a socialized form of health care, and
>> >is a
>> >marked departure from the US. Yes, hearing aids might be purchased at a
>> >reduced cost in those countries. But when you discuss the so-called
>> >*rationing* of
>> >US healthcare, remember that in most countries with government run
>> >basic services often require incredibly lengthy wait times-even in the
>> >necessary surgeries. There are some advantages & disadvantages to both
>> >systems-but from the time I lived in Britain and utilized the National
>> >I'll take the US healthcare delivery system-despite free hearing aids in
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