Kogan Introduces Internet Explorer 7 Tax to Help Boot Out the Awful Old Browser

By Gary Cutlack on at

Online gadget specialist Kogan has come up with a fantastically clever way of helping obliterate older versions of Internet Explorer from the world, by introducing a tax on those who use the clunky old browser to buy stuff from its shop.

This is no pretend stunt, either. Buyers who progress to the checkout stages of its Australian web store see the tax, pegged at 6.8 per cent (0.1 per cent for each month since the browser's release), added onto the total cost of their purchase, along with the above warning/advisory notice explaining exactly why they're being made to pay more.

Kogan goes on to explain that this additional fee is required due to the increased development costs of ensuring its sites and shopping tools are compatible with the unpopular old internet tool. Best internet stunt ever. [Kogan via Gizmodo Australia -- Thanks, Darrell]