iPod Classic In UK Store

Discussion in 'iPod' started by AnotherFanBoy, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2009
    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
  2. smr
    macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    Shropshire, UK
    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.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2009
    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.
  4. macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    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.

    We still get a far better deal on the iPhone than America.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2007
    England, UK
    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

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