The new iPods cost TWICE AS MUCH IN THE UK.

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
OK, if you could edit the thread title in VBB I would, to make the mathematics more accurate and the tone a little less hysterical.



But still.



What a goshdarned skanky shakedown.



The new 10 gigger is £248. That's $394. ($299 Apple Store.)



The new 15 gigger is £299. That's $475. ($399 Apple Store.)



The new 30 gigger is £398. That's $633. ($499 Apple Store.)
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  • Reply 1 of 32
    In other words, the 15 gig iPod in the States is the same price as the 10 gig iPod in the UK.



    Has it always been like this or is this an unholy skank?
  • Reply 2 of 32
    lixlix Posts: 56member
    we also don't get the music service
  • Reply 3 of 32
    .
  • Reply 4 of 32
    proxyproxy Posts: 232member
    The UK store prices include tax. I'm not sure the US site does. does this level the prices somewhat?
  • Reply 5 of 32
    OH! OH! OH!



    And we don't get the music service either!



    Quelle skank!
  • Reply 6 of 32
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Hassan i Sabbah

    OK, if you could edit the thread title in VBB I would, to make the mathematics more accurate and the tone a little less hysterical.



    But still.



    What a goshdarned skanky shakedown.



    The new 10 gigger is £248. That's $394. ($299 Apple Store.)



    The new 15 gigger is £299. That's $475. ($399 Apple Store.)



    The new 30 gigger is £398. That's $633. ($499 Apple Store.)




    UK prices inlude VAT!!! Why do we have to go through this every goddam time.
  • Reply 7 of 32
    I'm a twat. Lock the thread.



    Sorry.
  • Reply 8 of 32
    proxyproxy Posts: 232member
    lock the thread and spare the guy his embarrassment
  • Reply 9 of 32
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    WTF is this VAT shit anyway? and why do yurrup pee'ans always get screwed over it?
  • Reply 10 of 32
    proxyproxy Posts: 232member
    VAT = Value Added Tax

    And yes Americans do have tax on top of their purchases, it just varies from state to state. Correct me if I'm wrong.
  • Reply 11 of 32
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    Proxy, you're right. Noworries, Hassan, still sorry for the (slightly ludicrous) VAT.
  • Reply 12 of 32
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    so what value is being added? here the tax is approx. 6% - 8% max for most states.



    isn't it somewhere in the range of 16% or higher in europe?
  • Reply 13 of 32
    proxyproxy Posts: 232member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by alcimedes

    so what value is being added? here the tax is approx. 6% - 8% max for most states.



    isn't it somewhere in the range of 16% or higher in europe?




    17.5% in the UK...living in a welfare state has it's a price.
  • Reply 14 of 32
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Proxy

    17.5% in the UK...living in a welfare state has it's a price.



    25% in Denmark.
  • Reply 15 of 32
    bungebunge Posts: 7,329member
    Don't you Euro-trash also get a two year warranty?
  • Reply 16 of 32
    netromacnetromac Posts: 863member
    24%(!!!) in Norway. We have to pay about $430 for the 10 gigger and $684 for the 30 gigger. Dirt cheap if you ask me.
  • Reply 17 of 32
    netromacnetromac Posts: 863member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by bunge

    Don't you Euro-trash also get a two year warranty?



    Jepp
  • Reply 18 of 32
    Where!!! Here (Serbia) i just get one year warranty!!!!
  • Reply 19 of 32
    netromacnetromac Posts: 863member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Unbeliever

    Where!!! Here (Serbia) i just get one year warranty!!!!



  • Reply 20 of 32
    overhopeoverhope Posts: 1,123member
    Hey, everyone play nice, c'mon.
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