New ipod accessories prices in UK

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  1. robocop2000 macrumors member

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    Can some one please explain to me the crazy prices for ipod accessories in the UK:

    ipod media reader US: US$99 UK: GBP89( US$150)
    Voice recorder US: US$49 UK: GBP39 (US$65)

    Yeah thanks Apple that's a fair pricing system you use!

    I do expect things to be a bit more expensive in UK but 50% more is just silly.
     
  2. caveman_uk Guest

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    Re: New ipod accessories prices in UK

    There is 17.5% VAT on those but that would make the US equivalent prices $116 and $58. There's definately a hefty mark-up on the media reader.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    As these products are not actually made by Apple it might be better to ask Belkin who may have a hand in setting the prices. I agree that we tend to get a bad deal in this country but if someone is willing to pay that why are they going to stop?
     
  4. Cantab macrumors newbie

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    Re: New ipod accessories prices in UK

    Silly? Maybe. Hardly uncommon or restricted to Apple gear.

    A Starbucks latte costs the same in pounds as it does in dollars.
     
  5. gotohamish macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: New ipod accessories prices in UK

    Yeah, an a BigMac's like 99¢, where at it's the equivalent of about $4 in the UK.
     
  6. benixau macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: Re: New ipod accessories prices in UK

    why buy a bigmac when you could buy a song from the iTMS and have good karma (see "iTMS Event" stream regarding the iTMS vs Kazza)
     
  7. abdul macrumors member

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    people is saying that Apple hasnt set the prices. but the prices they have set doesnt seem to be very consistant for both countries.

    the prices of the computers in the UK education store is higher than the normal US store! that is a price which Apple control......poorly!

    can i just ask what is the common wage is the US, per hour? maybe that makes a difference
     

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