15inch low-end MBP is 3.699$ in Turkey, but why?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by emir, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. emir macrumors 6502a

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    In US it is 1699$, what can make a price go of the roof, even more than double? Makes no sense.
     
  2. Leo72 macrumors member

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    As far as i know, Apple products come to Turkey via Ireland. It must be the reason of overprice.

    Sorry folks, the next message will be in Turkish :rolleyes:

    Yukarıda belirttiğim gibi, Apple bilgisayarlar Türkiye'ye İrlanda üzerinden getiriliyor (muhtemelen Euro bazlı fiyatlarla) Kar marjını da hesaba katarsak, neden kazıklandığımız ortaya çıkar.
     
  3. zunairryk macrumors regular

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    +2 I completely agree;)
     
  4. morfeas-dsl- macrumors member

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    not that better a price in Greece :)
    Here its about 35% more expensive than the us...
     
  5. emir thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can translate that Turkish message to English for you. Here it is;

    "as i said before apple's computers come to turkey via ireland(probably as euro currency) and they put a lot of profit over this. This explaims why they are pushing on us. "

    hope this was helpful. I dont think any sane person would give 3700 dollars.
     
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  7. emir thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha this reminds me of Howard Wolowitz in the big bang theory. anythingForAGreenCard.com
    :D:D:D classic.
     
  8. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    1. The Euro is trading for .74 to the US dollar.
    2. Don't forget to add your countries customs and import taxes.

    My country has a IVA tax of 12%+customs taxes. A base iMac is over $3,000 here.

    It all adds up to increase the cost.

    I could have a friend mail me a new iMac to here, but customs will tax me according to what the imac costs here, and not what I paid for it. A no win situation!
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Just have friends / family visiting the US bring you one back.
     
  10. Leo72 macrumors member

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    I don't get something. Is it impossible to import those products directly from the usa? :mad:
     
  11. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    I don't see why it's impossible. You could try sites that export products to international destinations like legalitunescards.com (it's for itunes cards but they also sell apple hardware - limited selection though)

    Manufacturers usually don't honor warranties if something is purchased abroad, but in Apple's case they honor warranties globally, so you're covered there.
     
  12. hohohong macrumors 6502

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    Pay for my trip to your country and I can be your friend (AKA help you get 1 here from US) ! ;)
     
  13. bkarabel macrumors member

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    Plus, there is no apple turkey, there is a company called Bilkom which is owned by koc holding , operating as an authorized distributor. i am sure they have their profit margins added to the grand total.
     
  14. BaronStein macrumors regular

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    1) Apple is not direct distributor in Turkey. Some other company sells Apple products. Not Apple itself. Therefore, they have a cut. Which makes prices expensive.

    2) Currency thing. They are imported to Turkey from Europe. So, they are technically sold in Euro's. This also makes a difference.

    3) Supply/demand situation. Well, Apple sells thousands or even millions of MBP's in USA but only hundreds in Turkey. So the prices supposed to be a bit more expensive in there.

    4) Domestic/import taxes. I think that VAT in Turkey is around 20%, directly affecting customers, not even considering import taxes.

    All these together, they end up pretty expensive in Turkey.
     

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