Compared to where? Some devices are less expensive than in Japan or the US. Others are more expensive. They are less expensive if made or assembled in Thailand or if they are imports that are not subject to high duties.
An electrical overload can cause electrical fires and damage your expensive electronics if not protected.
It is not any less expensive, but it isn't any more expensive either.
AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) devices are currently (8/1/13) available from Amazon.com for US$1,199.00. These prices are likely to fall as the electronics get better and less expensive.
coal used for electricity, and rare materials witch are not rare and used for electronics there the main reason electronics are expensive
less damage to the ozone
You can buy less expensive refrigerators at sears, or Home Depot.
more expensive , less expensive ,less time consuming and greater accuracy
It depends on what type you are looking for and what brand they are. But yes, they can be expensive. You can find good deals on sites and also through chain stores.
One could purchase a TV Satellite Dish from an electronics store or directly from DISH Network. One could also try eBay for a possibly less expensive option.
Your local Verizon, Sprint store. You can do a local search online for cell phone stores or go to an electronics mall/store to compare different phones. Many people have found it less expensive to shop online.