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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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Apple to Open First Retail Store and Resume Online Sales in Indonesia




NZweek reports (via The Next Web) that government officials in Indonesia have revealed that Apple has submitted an application outlining plans to relaunch its online store in the country, to be followed by the opening of its first Indonesian retail store in Jakarta.
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Chatib Basri, BKPM chairman, said BKPM has given official permission to Apple relating to its plan to open online store in Indonesia. "We have approved their (Apple) application," he said here on Tuesday.

Apple online store in Indonesia is expected to give shorter supply chain and distribution of its products.

Azhar Lubis, deputy chairman of BKPM said Apple will open its store in Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta. "The investment worth around 2 million to 3 million U.S. dollars," he said.
The Next Web notes that Apple previously operated an online store for Indonesia but shut down the store in early 2011 due to issues with shipping products from the store's central hub in Singapore. The store currently remains online only to provide pricing information and connect customers to resellers.

Apple has been focused on expanding its international retail store presence, and the company revealed in job listings late last year that it is making plans for its first stores in Brazil and Turkey. Apple has also been said to be looking at expanding sales in Russia.

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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Every time i hear about stores in that are of the world i think of "Apu" from The Simpsons. "Thank you! Come again"....
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:52 PM   #5
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Every time i hear about stores in that are of the world i think of "Apu" from The Simpsons. "Thank you! Come again"....
Indonesia ≠ India (Apu's homeland)
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Every time i hear about stores in that are of the world i think of "Apu" from The Simpsons. "Thank you! Come again"....
That's nice.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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Apple have got to keep expanding if they don't want their sales to stagnate.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:55 PM   #8
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Every time i hear about stores in that are of the world i think of "Apu" from The Simpsons. "Thank you! Come again"....
I suggest you go visit those areas of the world, if Simpsons has really been your best source of information about Asia, your perspective would be terrible. Indonesia is extremely different from India.

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Rupiah*

1 British Pound Sterling = 15264.10 Indonesian Rupiah
1 US Dollar equals = 9620.00 Indonesian Rupiah

Damn, I wonder if they have one penny sweets like we used to. They'd be 152 times better value!!
Thank you for the comparison! They actually used to have 25 rupia sweets back when I lived there. A 20 minute taxi ride in a decent taxi costs around 25 "thou" (thousand Rupiah), so that's around $2.50. Those were good days!


Anyway, Apple is going to clean up in Indo. The upper class is extremely affluent there, so I'd expect a big line for quite a few days of first opening.
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From the screenshot:

Assuming US$ 1 = IDR 9,620

11" MBA 128GB = IDR 11,599,000/9,620 = US$ 1205.72 .. Or we can safely say Apple charges $1,199 for Indonesian folks, give or take.

Not bad, considering it's an Asian country which used to have high import tax and of course additional tax, because the US Apple Store sell it for $1,099. It's only ~$100 more.
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It will be interesting to see what will happen with all those premium retailers. Jakarta has too many Apple retailers. You can literally find one in every shopping mall. Most shopping malls have at least 2-3 premium retailers.
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From the screenshot:

Assuming US$ 1 = IDR 9,620

11" MBA 128GB = IDR 11,599,000/9,620 = US$ 1205.72 .. Or we can safely say Apple charges $1,199 for Indonesian folks, give or take.

Not bad, considering it's an Asian country which used to have high import tax and of course additional tax, because the US Apple Store sell it for $1,099. It's only ~$100 more.

I wonder if their price includes their tax/VAT? If so, the difference is going to be even closer to USA pricing.
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That's a lot of rupees.
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That's a lot of rupees.
Rupiah*

1 British Pound Sterling = 15264.10 Indonesian Rupiah
1 US Dollar equals = 9620.00 Indonesian Rupiah

Damn, I wonder if they have one penny sweets like we used to. They'd be 152 times better value!!
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That is actually a nice pricing!

The Top 11" MBA (11.6 Mio Rupia) is equivalent to 933 - That is 19% less than what they actually charge in Europe (Germany): 1149 - which in Dollar comes to $1532 (without tax) instead of the $1199 (without tax) they charge in the States... anyone in the US still complaining about prices ???

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