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post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by dreyfus2 View Post

Who said so? All international Apple sites list exactly the same shipping dates (end of March, one month later for the 3G) as the US site. Jobs only said that international "data tariffs" might not be announced before June/July... as the device is not locked to a carrier, there is no dependence on special tariffs. Almost any GSM provider will do.

We have pre-ordered 150 iPads through our business rep and he said that sales in Europe will start at the same time as in the US. He is not allowed to tell us the date though...

I stand corrected then.

What are the prices in Europe? Or elsewhere?
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

I stand corrected then.

What are the prices in Europe? Or elsewhere?

We have not received final pricing and our prices might be irrelevant as we have some standing company discount. The only statement we received is that the price adjustment will be in line with the conversion rate for other products. If I take the entry-level model as an example, which is identically priced as the 2TB Time Capsule (both go for $499 in the US), then the price would be around 449 EUR (this is what the bigger TC is selling for over here). So, as usual, the price is a bit higher than a currency conversion plus VAT, but as almost everything here is more expensive and there is a mandatory 24 months implied warranty on all products, this is OK. The calculation is like: $499 + 19% VAT = $593.81 = 438.80 EUR, so there is a EUR 10 markup for currency fluctuation and implied warranty. That's pretty reasonable. As I said, they have not confirmed any prices, they only said it will be in line with what they do with other products.
post #43 of 49
Good news. I wanna get mine around May. I'll need to get me a new Mac first. I gave my MacBook to my sister and the G4 Cube I've got is running 10.4.11.

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post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by dreyfus2 View Post

If I take the entry-level model as an example, which is identically priced as the 2TB Time Capsule (both go for $499 in the US), then the price would be around 449 EUR (this is what the bigger TC is selling for over here). [...] The calculation is like: $499 + 19% VAT = $593.81 = 438.80 EUR, so there is a EUR 10 markup for currency fluctuation and implied warranty.

That isn't bad at all. There are import taxes, regulatory fees, and lack of economy of scale with the German over English printing and the Type-C over Type-A outlet plug. The last two aren't much, but they do need to be accounted for.
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post #45 of 49
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Of course they do. But to think that a site like AI is part of the loop of stock purchasing in anything more than a very minor way would be stretching it. Forbes prints these statements all day long. I know, because I get a dozen e-mails from them about anything remotely affecting Apple every day. If people are going to pay attention, they will be getting those e-mails as well. They don't need AI for that.

Sure. Anyone who is arguing that these rumors are being deliberately channeled through the Apple rumor sites, let alone for some particular nefarious purpose, is a bit deluded.
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post #46 of 49
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Originally Posted by dreyfus2 View Post

We have not received final pricing and our prices might be irrelevant as we have some standing company discount. The only statement we received is that the price adjustment will be in line with the conversion rate for other products. If I take the entry-level model as an example, which is identically priced as the 2TB Time Capsule (both go for $499 in the US), then the price would be around 449 EUR (this is what the bigger TC is selling for over here). So, as usual, the price is a bit higher than a currency conversion plus VAT, but as almost everything here is more expensive and there is a mandatory 24 months implied warranty on all products, this is OK. The calculation is like: $499 + 19% VAT = $593.81 = 438.80 EUR, so there is a EUR 10 markup for currency fluctuation and implied warranty. That's pretty reasonable. As I said, they have not confirmed any prices, they only said it will be in line with what they do with other products.

Well, the fact that they have not announced any international pricing as of now surprises me, though, since Apple's US website has had that info prominently displayed since the day of announcement.

We shall see.
post #47 of 49
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Well, the fact that they have not announced any international pricing as of now surprises me, though, since Apple's US website has had that info prominently displayed since the day of announcement.

We shall see.

No idea if this is the case in all countries, but here are two possible explanations:

- Currencies were fluctuating quite a bit during the last two months (and especially since the situation about Greece popped up in the EU), they might simply want to wait until the last minute to pick the best (or most strategic) price point possible.
- In some countries there will be subsidized models sold through the telcos. They might want to hold the "full" price back until they have negotiated the best subsidies achievable.

I am confident that we will know the official prices soon.
post #48 of 49
Wait for the ZunePad people!
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Mods, why is this a sticky?
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