It's bullshit. And it's the wholesalers fault.
Working for a wholesaler at the moment, and I know it's not his fault. Way less margin than you're talking about.
While I agree there shouldn't be a massive difference in the price of the same product sold in different countries (local support costs aside, if any), you need to be careful comparing the cost of manufacture to the sale price.
After a few decades in software where the development costs are high and manufacturing costs are virtually zero, you get to appreciate this :)
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