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AnotherFanBoy
Sep 9, 2009, 03:38 PM
Hey everyone,

If I read correctly, the capacity of the iPod Classic was upped to 160GB, but the price was kept the same at $249.

If the price was kept the same, why has the UK price gone up to 189, when it was 175 before.

Is this just another example of UK customers getting a worse deal than our American counterparts?

Your thoughts please



smr
Sep 9, 2009, 04:22 PM
It is not just the classic, the nano has gone up in price from 107 to 115.

I guess Apple is using the updates to correct for the weak pound. The old iPod prices were set several months ago, since when the pound has fallen in value against the dollar. Given that the UK prices include sales tax (but the US price does not), iPods were, I believe, cheaper here for a while.

AnotherFanBoy
Sep 10, 2009, 05:29 AM
I hadn't even noticed the Nano price rise. Whilst I do understand the economics of it and exchange rates etc, I still feel the UK does get a bad deal when it comes to Apple, the iPhone 3G price cut when the 3GS came out being a case in point.

nick9191
Sep 10, 2009, 05:41 AM
Exchange rate is poorer than it was in September 2008. The Pound is not worth as much against the dollar.

189 - VAT = 164

164 into dollars is $271. So we are paying an extra $20 (12). That extra 12 is an insurance against the constantly fluctuating exchange rate, and the fact that it costs more to do business in this country.

I hadn't even noticed the Nano price rise. Whilst I do understand the economics of it and exchange rates etc, I still feel the UK does get a bad deal when it comes to Apple, the iPhone 3G price cut when the 3GS came out being a case in point.

We still get a far better deal on the iPhone than America.

nazuk
Sep 10, 2009, 05:45 AM
Easy, do what i do, go to the States for your 'vacation' and buy all your gear over there. Come home and enjoy. :D

If that is not an option, then cry! :p