Online Retailer Imposes Tax For Internet Explorer 7 Users

June 14, 2012


Australian electronics retailer Kogan has started imposing a 6.8% tax on customers still using Internet Explorer 7 on account of "the amount of time required to make web pages appear correctly" with the browser. Of course, if you're actually still using Internet Explorer 7, you should probably ask yourself, "Holy shit, where am I and who are these kids calling me grandma?"

Thanks to Roshan, who works for the blog I linked to in the article and probably doesn't need a shoutout. Yet here we are.

  • AdamJaramillo

    IE9 and IE10 fixed those problems at least. Haha. IE7 is shit. I used to use Chrome and I switched to IE9 and 10 for the screen real estate really. Haha and extra eighth of an inch and I'm sold. Ladies know what I mean ;) And yes there is an IE10. It's on Windows 8.

  • Why the hell are a bunch of people thumbing down pretty much every comment that isn't "HELL YEAH TOTES IE7 SUX"?

  • I feel sorry for the poor sod that honestly discovered that.

  • Guest

    Hmmm...not a bad idea, it only takes my IT team (just me, lol) 10 minutes to create alternative scripts/styles for my sites just to show in IE. Haha, nah I won't charge ya' folks.

  • Now just get Google to stop sabotaging its competition's browsers with their monopoly on the internet, and the world will be 0.00001% better.

  • jegormeister

    You care too much Scruffy.

  • Leonidas Argidisouvlaki

    a) its, not it's.
    b) how does Google sabotage its competition's browsers?

  • By designing its services to work better with their browser, claiming they're faster, but just making them slower on the competing browsers.

  • nitestick

    [citation needed]

  • Leonidas Argidisouvlaki

    At least, in this case, someone other than a web developer has to foot the bill for Microsoft's criminal disregard for web standards.

  • Mighty Molecule

    still rocking mosaic me bro

  • Lu Cho

    HA! we should take that as an example.

  • $18922249

    Totally awesome. This is how the free market should work.

  • That is just evil.

  • AnnGMorrone
  • whacko

    Obviously Kogan doesn't care if it scares away customers, which is a good position to have when you are trying to sell things. /s

  • Kate Robertus Vilain

    Apparently Kogan's IT team spent as long trying to fit their site to IE as they did for Firefox, Chrome and Opera combined.

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