Online retailer imposes tax on Internet Explorer 7 users

What do the majority of web developers and an Australian-based online retailer have in common?

They hate Internet Explorer.

In fact, a company by the name of Kogan hates IE so much, it’s imposed a sales tax on any of its clients who use the beleaguered browser.

“Anyone who visits the website using IE 7 will be charged an additional 6.8% tax (IE tax) on purchases,” explains Newslaunches.com. “Interestingly that figure is derived as 0.1% for each month since the browser was released.”

Visitors using the dated browser are greeted with the discernible greeting that is pictured above. In order to avoid the tax, Kogan encourages potential customers to switch to a “better browser,” such as Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera or Safari.

[ Related: Microsoft celebrates the death of IE6 with a cake ]

Source: Yahoo – The Right Click Blog


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