Aperture 1.5 only £89 on HE uk store, am I seeing straight?

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  1. student_trap macrumors 68000

    student_trap

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    ok so i went into the apple store yesterdsay and the guy said that apeture when bough by a student at university was about £185, a reasonable amount i thought, but when i check online on the HE store, it is only £89.30. This price makes it super tempting, but is it just a glitch on the system?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It might imply that an upgraded version is coming in a few months (2.0). As student versions will not be eligible to upgrade to this it makes sense that they will be cheap in the run up. This is pure speculation. It's not been that long since 1.5 was released. There is PMA 2007 in March which could be the launch venue...
     
  3. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    glitch or not - I say jump on it! some universities here in the states discount Aperture down to $99 from the ($149) standard higher ed price.

    I still don't understand why products are so much more expensive in England.
     
  4. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    aparenyly its ONLY (take with a pinch of salt) because our prices include VAT or value added tax, or as i believe you americans call it, sales tax. and shipping costs. HOWEVER i dont buy it because if that is the case shipping charges are way too high ans sales tax must also be way higher than the 17.5% we got here
     
  5. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Apple ships everything over $50 for free here.

    17.5%! :eek: Even the worst areas of the states (tax wise) are only ~10%.
     
  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    19.6% in France, and I'm sure some other European countries are even higher. It's good to be back in CA. :cool:
     
  7. Qianlong macrumors regular

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    VAT in Belgium = 21% !!!!!!!!!!!

    and yes student version can't be upgraded to version 2.0., but if you need it now just buy it.
     
  8. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    To be honest, I don't see Aperture 2.0 any time soon. There aren't enough different features from competitors to warrant it.

    I'm sure Apple is working on something, I just wouldn't expect it any time before August.
     
  9. cdpilkington macrumors member

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    Yes, your eyes are working! :p
    Ordered it for this price mid-november, as far as I know it's been at this price since the 1.5 update, probably before as well. I love edu discounts.
     
  10. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Normally right now I'd be bitter and spluttering about how good you students get it, but I got my full retail copy for £70 on eBay just before 1.5 launched :D
     

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