Euro Prices?!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by tyson12zoll, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    I swear that steve advertised the euro prices of the new powerbooks as equal (in most cases) to the USD prices. If you check out the german store (or french one for that matter) the prices are way different from what stevo said.

    Whats up with that? Looks like blatant false advertising.
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    Germany has a difference from 250-500 in the range and France is a little more...don't know why, probably tariffs/taxes for imported electronics.

    It ends up being only 16% difference in Germany....and that's if the value of the currencies are the same!

    Currently - $1000 will get you 870 Euros......so the actual prices are quite higher. You might want to go and see if you can find that quote anywhere....

    In France you'd be buying the top end for an equivalent of $4120!!!!! that's $1120 more than what we pay here, more than 30%. Take a trip to the US on that, get some site seeing in and buy a new laptop :D

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  3. macrumors regular

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    I think that the difference is in the countries local sales tax or VAT which varies from country to country.

    Most of Europe now has a common currency but we still have variations in our VAT.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    french store prices are also way off of what steve said.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    so i guess my question is 'what the heck was steve advertising?'

    He went through all the powerbooks IN FRANCE and said somthing to the likes of "the new 15in PB....2599 dollars, or 2599 euros" This was all displayed on the big ass screen behind him too.
     
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    vollspacken

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    one of the reasons I buy all the stuff I can from North America (electronics, clothing...), our prices suck!!!

    vSpacken
     

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