Apple prices in Saudi Arabia; Up to 70% higher

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  1. raeedmis macrumors newbie

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    Hesitated weather this is the appropriate section to post this thread in.

    If not, pls move it accordingly.

    A comparison of Apple prices between US and Saudi Arabia. Covering 32 products. Price jumps up to almost 70% over US retail price.

    Comparison Chart and prices details are included in the following post:
    http://raeed.net/index.php?itemid=35
     
  2. IntheNet macrumors regular

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    Almost like the price jump of... petroleum!

    ;)
     
  3. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    i don't think this will cloud up my day... :p

    i wouldn't worry about it too much, i think they can afford it.
     
  4. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't worry about the price of anything when petrol costs 9 US cents per litre there... ;)
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'd say it's payback for screwing the rest of the world with oil prices ;)
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I don't think I'll lose too much sleep over this.;)
     
  7. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Is everyone in Saudi Arabia rich though? My understanding was that most of the cash is hoarded by members of the royal family and their favorites. Everyone else has a low per capita income.
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Kinda like the US.

    They gouge us with high oil prices that a majority cannot afford, we gouge them with high computer prices that a majority cannot afford.
     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I think it's payback for the high oil and gas prices we see.
     
  10. dejo Moderator

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    International trade is not just simple currency conversion, though.
     
  11. raeedmis thread starter macrumors newbie

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  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I come from a third world country, so said videos pose no "shock" to me. I know it happens.
     
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