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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Technically: since a number of years, all electronic devices use switched power supplies only (quickly alternating between "on" and "off" state, easily thousands of times per second; what you get out it the average voltage) that suffer very little power loss (heat). That is what makes it possible to build power supplies so small these days; and what makes them very tolerant in variation in input voltage. So, that should indeed not be a problem.

    The other thing is that legally, you are supposed to pay VAT (21%?) at the border. You probably won't escape it. It's what makes up a large part for the price difference between the USA and Europe.

    Recently at work I heard that computer shops here can offer hardware at a significantly lower price if they do their through the Netherlands, for whatever reason — I don't know if that goes for Apple software too. It might be worth checking out, as you then will not have to pay additional VAT.