UK Price adjustment needed?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacSA, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    With the strong pound (currently 1.86 $ to £)... I would have thought Apple would have adjusted the prices of some of their hardware, i'm sure they did it before.

    Even when you add in sales taxes etc, prices seem a bit steep.

    Mac Mini £449/£599 = $834/$1112
    iMac £929/£1229 = $1,729/$2282
    MacBook £749 = $1,391
    MacBook Pro £1399 = $2598
    iPod £219 = $406

    :eek:
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Depends how long it stays high. There have been a few fluctuations over the past year or so based on currency changes.

    They put them all up by £10-£30 recently because the trend had started downwards again. The iPods used to be £209 and the iMacs £899.
     
  3. iBrow macrumors regular

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    The thing i dont get about the Apple UK Store is the Black Macbook Price! £1028.99, Surely they could price it at £999?
     
  4. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    That's very true....the thing is with Apple's pricing is that its all relative in England we are used to the inflated pricing so a MacBook for £749 seems like good value for money (and it is) but once compared to the US price and the current exchange rate it seems expensive...

    Us Brits should stop moaning about this and accept we are going to pay a premium in comparison to what Americans pay....

    SHAdoW
     
  5. MacSA thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Heyyyyyyyyy...........maybe Apple read my thread !!!! :eek: :D

    Mac Mini now £398/£528
    iMac now £879/£1129

    Interesting that these are Apples oldest Intel Macs...maybe an update coming?

    ......no price change on the MacBook...... too soon.
     
  6. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    UPGRADE THE INTEGRATED GRAPHICS SO I CAN PLAY WOW AND APPLE HAVE A CUSTOMER.

    Oh, im actually almost excited.

    :D
     
  7. MacSA thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm how come these big price cuts haven't been reported by macrumours.... I guess if it doesn't involve the US somehow, it's not news. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Applespider macrumors G4

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  9. MacSA thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Those threads were started by forum users not anyone at macrumours... maybe YOU should check before responding. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Um... nope, that's a MR one although admittedly I pasted the search URL I'd done rather than the thread but since I did say those other two were in addition, I'dve thought it was enough to make you have a second look in the news discussion pages.
     

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