X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Still Using IE 7? Then Pay the IE 7 Tax!

by Hazel Chua
Advertisement

I jumped off the Internet Explorer ship the moment I laid my eyes on Mozilla’s Firefox. I’ve switched to Google Chrome since then. I am of the opinion that IE is one of the clunkiest browsers in existence, probably because it seemed that way when I last used it.

Someone who’s got a stronger opinion against Internet Explorer 7 than I do are the people behind Kogan, which is an electronics retailer based in Australia. They’ve taken it upon themselves to impose an extra 6.8% surcharge on any online transactions you make on the site while using Internet Explorer 7.

IE7 Tax

They’re calling it the Internet Explorer 7 tax, and have advised their customers to avoid it by using a better browser, like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera.

IE7 Tax

Site founder Ruslan KogancKogan explains the motive behind the move: “Internet Explorer 7 has long since passed its use-by date. It’s a constant source of frustration for our web guys and we’re sick of burning cash on a browser that hit the market nearly six years ago. It goes against everything Kogan stands for.”

There’s no word on what happens if you try and buy with IE 6 or earlier. Their website probably just doesn’t work with those browsers.

[via Chip Chick]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Jack Kieffer says:

    This is the most justified tax I’ve seen in a long time.

Recent Posts

Backpack VR Computers Are a Thing Now Thanks to the HP Omen X

Backpack VR Computers Are a Thing Now Thanks to the HP Omen X

Tony Hawk Pro Skater: Zero Gravity Edition

Tony Hawk Pro Skater: Zero Gravity Edition

Princess Bride Coffee Cup Helps You Build Resistance to Iocane Powder

Princess Bride Coffee Cup Helps You Build Resistance to Iocane Powder

Last Chance: Save 50% on Scrivener 2 for Mac or PC

Last Chance: Save 50% on Scrivener 2 for Mac or PC

DIY Burning Psylocke Psionic Blade: Telepyrokinesis

DIY Burning Psylocke Psionic Blade: Telepyrokinesis

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo