Monday, November 22, 2004

Price of the album

I can't understand why the U2 album is so much more expensive here than it is in the US. Cheapest I've seen it for here is €13.99. In the US it's RRP is $13.99 (€10.73). has it for $10.99 (€8.43) plus shipping, of course.

I'm pretty sure that someone in Ireland could buy the album and have it shipped here for less than it costs in the local stores.

UPDATE Nov 23, 7:20pm — I only just found out that anyone buying the record in the US will only get 11 songs, while British & Irish customers get 12. Not sure why that is, but it probably helps explain the extra cost here. The missing song is Fast Cars.