Apple display £900 uk £600 in USA ??

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by whitedragon101, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    I looked at the Apple 27" screen before it went thunderbolt and it was £600. Expensive but maybe I'll get one at Christmas I thought. Now the displays are Thunderbolt they are £900 , which seems over the top. They are still 999usd in America which = £613 .

    What is up with the uk price?
     
  2. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Err, the 27" ACD has never been £600 in the UK. It has always been £899. You may be confused with the earlier 24" model (looks identical bar size) that was £599.

    In addition, the US price doesn't include local taxes, whilst the UK includes VAT and import duties. This reduces the price difference quite significantly.
     
  3. whitedragon101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm. I wonder if a 27" monitor is too ambitious for a holiday purchase in the US . It might require a very large suitcase ;)
     
  4. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Tad ambitious, customs will most likely spot it and stiff you on VAT/import. Laptops are far easier...
     
  5. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    It's not really £899 as 20% of it is VAT which brings down the cost to £749.

    Yes still more expensive than the US price, but far closer.

    In fact if you are student in the UK the HE price is only £746 inc vat which is £622 only a few quid more than the US price :)
     
  6. zebi macrumors member

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    Is that the price for students at Apple Stores?
     
  7. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    For HE students, yes, give or take a few quid.
     
  8. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    Yes or online.
     

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