Still using IE7? Get your hand deeper into your pocket then - Kogan are charging you for it

14 June 2012

Are you still using the horrendous, outmoded Internet Explorer 7 on your computer? Well, you shouldn’t be – after all, it’s 2012 you dozy punk.

If you’re a customer of Aussie tech retailer Kogan, you inexplicable browsing lifestyle choice will also cost you money from now on – that’s because they’ve introduced a ‘tax’ on anyone who tries to order something from them while using IE7.

They’ve set a surcharge of 6.8% - 0.1% for every month since IE7 was launched. It might look like a publicity stunt (and it’s got Kogan plenty of coverage since they announced the charge) but the charge is for real for users of the cobweb-addled piece of software.


Chief executive Ruslan Kogan told the BBC he wanted to recoup the time and costs involved in "rendering the website into an antique browser”, adding “I was constantly on the line to my web team. The amount of work and effort involved in making our website look normal on IE7 equalled the combined time of designing for Chrome, Safari and Firefox.”

He says that only 3% of his site’s visitors use IE7, which must make it all the more annoying that he has had to invest time and money in getting the site to look good on it. He shouldn’t have bothered.

Which browser do YOU use? Tell us – we’re genuinely interested. No we’re not.


  • Mark
    Only use IE7 at work, but seeing as the only Internet site I can actually view is the BBC's one, don't think it'll affect me too much!
  • Dai
    "Which browser do YOU use? Tell us – we’re genuinely interested. No we’re not." Brilliant. This line should be in all news stories concerning web-browsers. Especially shit ones like Safari.
  • Seymour
  • Bill G.
    I use IE6
  • Mr P.
    Netscape Navigator.
  • Jeremy
  • Inevitable a.
    I have never used one of these so called 'web browsers' and never will.
  • PlatinumPlatypus
  • Rob
    I like to browse in TK Maxx.
  • Betty S.
    I like to fuck Ocelots in the ARSE.
  • zeddy
    Pornfox 3.1
  • Yue
    Who uses IE anyway? Probably the same cunts who use Bing.
  • Northern M.
    Still waiting for Compuserve to upgrade to IE............
  • Kogan's H.
    Could have just put up a notice when you first go to the site saying it doesn't support IE7 and telling you to upgrade. Could have avoided all this worldwide publicity. Oh hang on!
  • Sicknote
    Anyone using a windows pc and still using any version of IE should be charged extra, chrome and ghostery and the way forward
  • Mustapha S.
    Our Government customers with some 20000 users nationwide still use IE6! Its a nightmare having to program for it. I personally haven't found IE7 that bad to deal with, perhaps they're just shoddy programmers?
  • Idi A.
    Are AOL still going?
  • Inspector G.
    I think the problem is not lazy end users, more like lazy IT departments that can't be fucked in deploying updates.
  • Russ
    I use Netscape Navigator
  • Mr F.
    I use Flamewolf
  • Me
    I use neoplanet!
  • Wonkey H.
    I use a spoon
  • Tom
    I use your mom
  • Tom's m.
    I use your dad
  • Tom's d.
    I use Tom
  • Tom's ".
    I use a dildo
  • Tom's c.
    Well you'd have to

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