jwolthuis - 8:23 pm on Oct 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
It sounds like try-before-you-buy regulations.
Apparently in the UK, I can order a widget, throw away the packaging, try it for a few weeks, and if I don't like it for any reason (including spite), return it, and get fully-refunded (including the original shipping cost).
I'd order two of every color of shirt and pants, wear each for a day, then after a few weeks, dump them in a box and send them all back. I'd never have to buy new clothes again!
With these regulations in place, it's no wonder that a widget sold in the UK is triple the price of the same widget sold in the USA.