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UK mobileme now only £49, but preorder was £59

Discussion in 'iCloud and Apple Services' started by I am Sampson, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Ok, so I preorded mobileme from the apple store for £59 (I expected it would work, still not got a single pushed email to my iPhone 3G), anyway I also setup for a trial account when I got my phone yesterday as wanted to reserve me email address asap and et started. Now my mobile me account says that after my trial I'll automatically be charged for a year's account costing £48.76 a year.
    So why did my yet to arrive year subscription cost me over £10 more?!?!? Doesn't seem right. Any ideas?
  2. macrumors 6502


    I think you might find £48.76 with VAT is £59 and that is the pre VAT price
  3. macrumors 6502a


    What country's VAT rate are they using then? Luxembourg or somewhere, I assume because UK VAT should be 17.5% not 21%
  4. macrumors 6502

    I did wonder if maybe you are just buying the extra 10 months onto the 2 month trial to make it a year, rather than what I bought being an entire year after the two months, but its not clear if thats the case.
    I'll probably use my code as soon as I get it as you can't use all features in the trial anyway (mainly using aliases and I want nice ones).
  5. macrumors 68000


    Just looked at the apple UK site and it's £59.

    I'm sure VAT on Mobile Me is charged at Ireland's rate which is 21%. Don't know why but that seems the case.
  6. macrumors 68040

    Apple's entire Europe operations are based in Ireland.
  7. macrumors 68040

    actually, it would be £57.30 @ 17.5% VAT which is what Apple should be using!
  8. macrumors 6502


    OK:eek: I was never any good at maths :eek: sorry :eek:
  9. macrumors 6502a



    theres something entirely wrong with this..

    Apple cannot charge Irish VAT rates in the UK, period.
    They must charge 17.5%, and also state that VAT will be added to the sale.

    So either the price has been reduced by £10


    its another cockup

    choose your weapon
  10. macrumors newbie

    Check your credit / debit card bill ASAP. I, like many others have been charged £121 already for the "Free" MobileMe trial.

  11. macrumors 68020

    i don't think it's that because my renewal price is stated to be £48.76 and i'm not on a trial but a paying member.

    so no idea what's going on.

    it just might not be accurate as i'm also told that i have 70GB storage when i should have 40GB.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Irish rate of VAT used

    On the bottom of the mobileme page on the apple store at:


    in grey writing it states...

    "Prices are inclusive of VAT (17.5%) but exclusive of delivery charges unless otherwise indicated.The VAT rate for Electronic Software Downloads or other Apple products classified as services under EU VAT law will be 21% as VAT is charged at the rate payable in the country where Apple Sales International supplies such products, which is the Republic of Ireland. The order form shows you the VAT payable on the Products you select."

    Therefore £48.76 + 21% VAT = £59

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