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I am Sampson
Jul 12, 2008, 12:29 PM
Ok, so I preorded mobileme from the apple store for 59 (I expected it would work, still not got a single pushed email to my iPhone 3G), anyway I also setup for a trial account when I got my phone yesterday as wanted to reserve me email address asap and et started. Now my mobile me account says that after my trial I'll automatically be charged for a year's account costing 48.76 a year.
So why did my yet to arrive year subscription cost me over 10 more?!?!? Doesn't seem right. Any ideas?



deniser
Jul 12, 2008, 12:44 PM
I think you might find 48.76 with VAT is 59 and that is the pre VAT price

tallyho
Jul 12, 2008, 02:14 PM
I think you might find 48.76 with VAT is 59 and that is the pre VAT price
What country's VAT rate are they using then? Luxembourg or somewhere, I assume because UK VAT should be 17.5% not 21%

I am Sampson
Jul 13, 2008, 02:27 AM
I did wonder if maybe you are just buying the extra 10 months onto the 2 month trial to make it a year, rather than what I bought being an entire year after the two months, but its not clear if thats the case.
I'll probably use my code as soon as I get it as you can't use all features in the trial anyway (mainly using aliases and I want nice ones).

scotthayes
Jul 13, 2008, 03:06 AM
Just looked at the apple UK site and it's 59.

I'm sure VAT on Mobile Me is charged at Ireland's rate which is 21%. Don't know why but that seems the case.

nick9191
Jul 13, 2008, 03:15 AM
Apple's entire Europe operations are based in Ireland.

dalvin200
Jul 13, 2008, 03:17 AM
I think you might find 48.76 with VAT is 59 and that is the pre VAT price

actually, it would be 57.30 @ 17.5% VAT which is what Apple should be using!

deniser
Jul 13, 2008, 03:51 AM
actually, it would be 57.30 @ 17.5% VAT which is what Apple should be using!

OK:o I was never any good at maths :o sorry :o

vincebio
Jul 13, 2008, 04:13 AM
yes,

theres something entirely wrong with this..

Apple cannot charge Irish VAT rates in the UK, period.
They must charge 17.5%, and also state that VAT will be added to the sale.

So either the price has been reduced by 10

or

its another cockup

choose your weapon

PieMan
Jul 13, 2008, 07:05 AM
Ok, so I preorded mobileme from the apple store for 59 (I expected it would work, still not got a single pushed email to my iPhone 3G), anyway I also setup for a trial account when I got my phone yesterday as wanted to reserve me email address asap and et started. Now my mobile me account says that after my trial I'll automatically be charged for a year's account costing 48.76 a year.
So why did my yet to arrive year subscription cost me over 10 more?!?!? Doesn't seem right. Any ideas?

Check your credit / debit card bill ASAP. I, like many others have been charged 121 already for the "Free" MobileMe trial.

http://customerforum.o2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3988

sananda
Jul 13, 2008, 07:21 AM
I did wonder if maybe you are just buying the extra 10 months onto the 2 month trial to make it a year, rather than what I bought being an entire year after the two months, but its not clear if thats the case.


i don't think it's that because my renewal price is stated to be 48.76 and i'm not on a trial but a paying member.

so no idea what's going on.

it just might not be accurate as i'm also told that i have 70GB storage when i should have 40GB.

tigercub
Jul 13, 2008, 10:27 AM
On the bottom of the mobileme page on the apple store at:

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MB611?mco=MTI3ODIzMg

in grey writing it states...

"Prices are inclusive of VAT (17.5%) but exclusive of delivery charges unless otherwise indicated.The VAT rate for Electronic Software Downloads or other Apple products classified as services under EU VAT law will be 21% as VAT is charged at the rate payable in the country where Apple Sales International supplies such products, which is the Republic of Ireland. The order form shows you the VAT payable on the Products you select."

Therefore 48.76 + 21% VAT = 59