Pricing: Europe vs. USA

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
The price difference between USA and Europe is insane (exchange rate of march 25th 2004 (100£=180$)).



Example 1: Powerbook 15" (Superdrive)

USA: 2.599$

UK: 1.999£ = 3.606$

Net diff: 3.606-2.599= 1.007$



Example 2: Ibook 12"

USA: 1.099$

UK: 849£ = 1.531$

Net diff: 1.531-1.099= 432$



Example 3: Powermac Dual 2GHz

USA: 2.999$

UK: 2.299£ = 4.147$

Net diff: 4.147-2.999= 1.148$



I know this isn't Apple's fault, but due to crazy Governmental decisions about taxes and tariffs

I know where I'll be going for my next purchase...

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    sunreinsunrein Posts: 138member
    With savings like that, you can buy a lot of extra software.
  • Reply 2 of 9
    othelloothello Posts: 1,053member
    just bought an itrip direct from the state. $35 for the itrip, $30 shipping (!!!). arrived next day.



    total bill:

    $65 = £36



    now thats fantastic! pity i can't order from the apple store in the states!!
  • Reply 3 of 9
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by othello

    just bought an itrip direct from the state. $35 for the itrip, $30 shipping (!!!). arrived next day.



    total bill:

    $65 = £36



    now thats fantastic! pity i can't order from the apple store in the states!!




    Could you name the US distributor willing to ship to the UK, I have things I want to buy!
  • Reply 4 of 9
    stoostoo Posts: 1,490member
    I too would be interested in such a vendor...
  • Reply 5 of 9
    othelloothello Posts: 1,053member
    direct from griffin people:



    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/itrip/



    have yet to find anyone in the states that would ship, say a G5 to the UK though
  • Reply 6 of 9
    solerosolero Posts: 30member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by othello

    direct from griffin people:



    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/itrip/



    have yet to find anyone in the states that would ship, say a G5 to the UK though




    If you find one who will, then please let me know!!!
  • Reply 7 of 9
    pbpb Posts: 4,233member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by solero

    I know this isn't Apple's fault, but due to crazy Governmental decisions about taxes and tariffs

    I know where I'll be going for my next purchase...




    This is something that has been much discussed, here and elsewhere. Of course VAT is not Apple's fault, but look at this example:



    US: Powerbook 15" Superdrive, $2599.

    Belgium: Powerbook 15" Superdrive, Euro 2499 + 21% VAT = Euro 3023.78.



    Today, April 1, the currency equivalence is Euro 1 = $1.232. So, we have Euro 2499 = $3078.768. That is, $479.768 more without applying yet VAT! What is this difference anyway ?



    On the other hand, the G5+display promo in Europe is Euro 400 = $492.8. In this case Apple remember well the currency equivalence .
  • Reply 8 of 9
    othelloothello Posts: 1,053member
    these people claim they ship overseas...



    http://www.infinity-micro.com/inform...#international



    who wants to give this a go (to the uk) first!
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