Price Differences in Canada, UK, France

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by atomiton, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. atomiton macrumors regular

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    #1
    Here's the break-downs:

    These how much more Macs cost in Canada, UK, and France

    All funds are USD

    Canada:
    Additional Cost (USD)
    17" iMac 1.6 $104.84
    17" iMac 1.8 $105.50
    20" iMac 1.8 $106.83
    PowrMac 1.8 $185.77

    Great Britain
    Additional Cost (USD)
    17" iMac 1.6 $121.55
    17" iMac 1.8 $122.51
    20" iMac 1.8 $186.23
    PowrMac 1.8 $199.79

    France
    Additional Cost (USD)
    17" iMac 1.6 $172.33
    17" iMac 1.8 $214.22
    20" iMac 1.8 $266.45
    PowrMac 1.8 $256.24

    And the highest price is... France!... the 20" iMac costs $266.45 USD more.
    $100 is hardly worth going south of the border... unless I can get it from the US tax-free... My best bet is to get a native friend to buy it on the reserve...

    All European prices are EXCLUDING VAT. 17.5% in UK... and I don't know in France.
     
  2. chrisblore macrumors regular

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    I know that UK VAT is 17.5% and think that it may be around 20% in France but I think it's fair to say that we do get taxed quite highly over here in Europe :mad:
     
  3. stevehaslip macrumors 6502a

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    don't get me started on this! We get a majorly raw deal!!!
    bite my tongue! :mad:
     
  4. dubbz macrumors 68020

    dubbz

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    Just for kicks... comparison between the US and Norwegian store.

    iBook G4 12-inch:

    Apple Store Norway: USD 1,457 (This includes Norway's 23% VAT)
    Apple Store USA: USD 999 (+23% VAT = USD 1229)

    Difference: USD 228 (between Norwegian price and US price + Norwegian VAT)

    iMac G5 20-inch:

    Apple Store Norway: USD 2,759 (NOK 17.990)
    Apple Store USA: USD 1,899 (+23% VAT = USD 2,335)

    Difference: USD 424

    Power Mac G5 Dual 2.5:

    Apple Store Norway: USD 4,370 (NOK 28.490)
    Apple Store USA: USD 2,999 (+23% VAT = USD 3,689)

    Difference: USD 681 (I could upgrade to a 6800 Ultra for that...)


    I guess some of the difference could be attributed to a higher cost of doing business in Norway, but I still feel like I'm paying more than I should have to. Oh, well.
     
  5. atomiton thread starter macrumors regular

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    You can't really include VAT though... because unlike Much of Europe, taxes are always extra in the US and Canada. We hate it, but oh well.
     
  6. CamNam macrumors newbie

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    With the Dollar so low right now I checked out the difference this month.

    Exchange Rate Friday, December 3, 2004
    US Free Shipping
    UK Excludes Delivery Includes 17.5% VAT

    iBook G4 12-inch 1.2 GHz
    Price in America US$ 999 = £519.150 + 17.5% £91 Total = £611
    Price in UK US$ 1,441.75 = £749
    Price Difference £229.85 (US$ 442.75)


    iBook G4 14-inch 1.33 GHz
    Price in America US$ 1,299 = £675.05 + 17.5% £118.13 Total = £793.18
    Price in UK US$ 1,730.49 = £899
    Price Difference £223.95 (US$ 431.49)

    iBook G4 14-inch 1.33 GHz
    Price in America US$ 1,499 = £778.99 + 17.5% £136.32 Total = £915.31
    Price in UK US$ 2,019.22 = £1,049
    Price Difference £270.01 (US$ 520.22)


    PowerBook 12-inch 1.33GHz combo
    Price in America US$ 1,599 = £830.95 + 17.5% £145.42 Total = £976.37
    Price in UK US$ 2,211.71 = £1,149
    Price Difference £318.048 (US$ 612.71)

    PowerBook 12-inch 1.33GHz Super
    Price in America US$ 1,799 = £934.89 + 17.5% £163.60 Total = £1098.49
    Price in UK US$ 2,500.45 = £1,299
    Price Difference £364.115 (US$ 701.45)


    PowerBook 15-inch 1.33GHz combo
    Price in America US$ 1,999 = £1,038.82 + 17.5% £181.79 Total = £1220.61
    Price in UK US$ 2,692.94 = £1,399
    Price Difference £360.18 (US$ 693.94)


    PowerBook 15-inch 1.5GHz Super
    Price in America US$ 2,499 = £1,298.65 + 17.5% £227.26 Total = £1525.91
    Price in UK US$ 3,366.65 = £1,749
    Price Difference £450.35 (US$ 867.65)


    PowerBook 17-inch 1.5GHz superdrive
    Price in America US$ 2,799 = £1,454.55 + 17.5% £255.02 Total = £1709.57
    Price in UK US$ 3,751.63 = £1,949
    Price Difference £494.45 (US$ 952.63)
     
  7. fv_sound macrumors newbie

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    Price differences in Canada

    The difference here in Canada for a BTO Dual 1.8 Powermac with updated video, 1gig memory, and wireless keyboard is around $450 CDN. Lets hope Apple adjusts Canadian prices soon!
     
  8. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

    ChrisFromCanada

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    Nah, just buy in the US :D
     

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