1eager to burn...reais -
ansiosospara “torrar” seusreais ganhosduramente.
4domestic brands -
5to hold o onpurchasing -
segurar a compra.
a r o u n d B r a z i l
The number of Brazilians visiting theUnited States is growing faster thanany other foreign tourist group andthey’re spending more money therethan any other group as well, eagerto burn their hard-earned reais
on along list of luxury items that are con-sidered steals
in the U.S. compared tothe prices they’re sold for back home.While shopping options in Brazil haveimproved along with the country’seconomic success, Brazilians pay someof the highest taxes in the world onconsumer goods
. And in the interestof protecting national industries anddomestic brands
, taxes on most im-ported goods are two to three timeshigher than a Brazilian-made equiva-lent. Those taxes can make up any-where from 30 percent to 80 percentof a product’s final price in Brazil.The often enormous difference inprice between identical goods in eachcountry is motivating more Braziliansto hold off on purchasing
new sneak-ers, electronics, clothing and toys un-til they can visit the U.S.“I go to buy tech things, computers,the iPad, and products there are justbetter quality,” said Davi Itinoseki, 35,
Os números não mentem. Nunca antes neste país se viajoutanto para fazer compras nos Estados Unidos. Há até quemgaranta que sai no lucro a cada viagem...
by Bob Moser
P h o t o b y A r i G a b e l
Shoppersbrowse aReebok outletstore in Florida.
in the U.S.A.