@accordion, I agree. While I was volunteering in the EU last year, my computer had problems and, because my warranty only worked in the country of purchase because it was from the US, I had to send it home. When it was sent back, I was almost charged a huge tax because they said that it was "like new". When I explained it had been repaired, they said, "Well, we don't have anything in our laws for things that have been repaired." Not only are the laws too much, they are often confusing and not thorough enough to even achieve what they intend.