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  •  Mercedes jacks the price in the US... (0+ / 0-)

    by about $15-30k per car, depending on model, as opposed to the price in Germany. Its a pure rake-off.

    Buyers have been trying all kinds of ways to purchase the car in Europe and then put it on a boat to the US.

    But its legal cat and mouse. Mercedes got a law passed making it illegal to ship a car within 90 days of purchase. So the arbitragers simply warehoused the cars for 90 days. Etc. Etc.

    The free market - unless it infringes on some corporations right to make a monopoly profit.

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