Many Europeans are now happily crossing the pond, thanks to a suddenly-deflated dollar.
That means cheaper meals, hotels, event tickets, and of course, discounted consumer electronics devices like the iPod.
But a cross-Atlantic flight isn’t the only way to score a lower-cost player. A number of European ecommerce destinations are now importing the cheaper iPods from the United States, and selling them below list.
That sounds like a classic example of the internet-connected, world economy at work, though Apple is unhappy with the development. The company is now threatening legal action against roughly one dozen sites unless the discounts stop, according to a recent Register report. The US-originated iPods retail for about $30 (15 pounds) less than European players.