I have to pay taxes where ever I shop. They do punish us for not being an EU member. The funniest part are postal fees. A parcel from Germany (I live a ten minutes drive from the border) send to Switzerland costs the same amount than send to Swaziland!?
A lot of stuff is not available in Switzerland and if, it is three times as expensive than in US. So I can live with the shipping cost.
It is just hard to wait three weeks for your stuff..........