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post #41 of 45
what we really need is actually an iphone store 'legit one'. we have to buy to another country near us (singapore) just to have one of apple product. whats left in our country is just a second hand or refurbish one. wonder why....
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by Flaneur View Post


Seems more reasonable that you're looking at tariffs, taxes, and/or several layers of markup by middlemen. I can't imagine that Apple would just be engaged in price gouging in India out of common greed.

 

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Import tariffs and taxes into India are circa 25%-40% depending on product.


And yet for some magical reason, Motorola seems to have skipped most of the tariffs, taxes and middlemen when they announced the price of the Moto G, launching tomorrow in India.

The US prices:
8GB at $179
16GB at $199

The India prices: * $1 = ₹63
8GB at ₹12,499 = $198.3
16GB at ₹13,999 = $222.2

Difference:
8GB : +$19.3, a 10.8% premium
16GB : +$23.2, a 11.6% premium

Here's the Moto G page, US:

http://www.motorola.com/us/shop-all-mobile-phones-1/Moto-G-Wizard/moto-g.html#steps/1

And the one showing the exclusive launch in India, courtesy Flipkart.com (a company better than Amazon India here):
http://www.flipkart.com/motorola?otracker=hp_widget_motog

Now compare these to the Apple 'premiums':
iPhone 5s 16GB : +$200.2, a 30.8% premium
iPhone 5c 16GB : +$116.1, a 21.1% premium

Still wanna think Apple is the incorruptible, cant-be-greedy white knight?


Edited by spacerays - 2/5/14 at 11:31am
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post #43 of 45

Bit surprised they're not making a 4C version if cost/price is the main consideration.

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post #44 of 45

It seems every other site has published this as fact rather then rumors. Let see how it goes.

post #45 of 45
I saw an ad here in India the other day for a brand new iPhone 4. I thought maybe it was a typo, but maybe not. iOS 7 is so frustrating on my 4S I can't imagine using it on a 4.
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