iPod Classic UK Price

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  1. macrumors member

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    Please see email below from Steve Jobs, rather arrogant answer!

    The british pound has crashed. Stuff gets more expensive when that happens.

    Steve


    On Sep 10, 2008, at 3:30 PM, Craig Allan wrote:

    Dear Steve,

    I am really pleased with the new release of iPods that you introduced yesterday, however, i am concerned about the prices that Apple UK are offering.

    In your presentation you advised that the new iPod classic would remain at the same price of $249 in the States but the UK price has risen from £159.99 to £179.99.

    Can you please advise on this situation?

    Many thanks
    Craig Allan


    He falsely advertised the classic would remain the same price as there is an increase in the UK. $249 works out at £142 with today's current exchange rate so i feel we are being ripped off here in the UK.

    Thoughts please?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Oh Right

    So the USD hasn't crashed ? Causing the the UKP to crash ? and the rest of the world ? I'm a little tired of these price differences between continents i suppose its only twenty nicker but still its a serious percentage. Just add the shipping steveo it'll be more transparent. We already have a reduced volume level on European ipods so surely we should pay incrementally less ?
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    terse, but true i suppose.
     
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    davidjearly

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    As the recipient of an email response from Steve Jobs myself a while ago, I can believe that he would actually write that.

    In any case, he has a point. The £ is weaker against the $ than it was last year, but not by that much.
     

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