Users will be asked to pay a 6.8 per cent tax on purchases from Kogan
People still using Internet Explorer 7 are now being ‘taxed' by online retailer Kogan, with the company saying it is sick of ‘wasting time and money' on supporting the browser.
Anyone who tries to purchase an item from Kogan.com while using Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) will be charged a 6.8 per cent tax on their order.
Kogan founder and CEO Ruslan Kogan said that IE7 had 'long since passed its use-by-date'.
"It's a constant source of frustration for our web guys and we're sick of burning cash on a browser that hit the market nearly six years ago," he said.
"It's not only costing us a huge amount, it's affecting any business with an online presence, and costing the internet economy millions of dollars."
The company said anyone who sees the tax appearing on their order can avoid it by downloading an up-to-date browser. A pop-up message encourages people to upgrade.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 was released in 2006 and since then two major updates have been released. The latest version of the browser, Internet Explorer 10, is due out later this year.
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