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Discussion in 'iMac' started by animatedude, Oct 27, 2016.
Disgusting. Same with the Mac Pro.
This was to be expected after such a big currency drop. All they've done is made the UK prices align with the US prices based on the exchange rate difference.
Actions (and votes) have consequences
Wha t i find strange is that UK people are not any better off, if anything expected inflation will mean they are worse off or there will be more caution in the market. For the USA members here, the uk has had effectively 0% interest rates for a couple of years meaning spending has been quite liberal.
A Mac Mini with no display, no keyboard, no mouse, no available expansion, £479 !!!
A faster Mac Mini with no display, no keyboard, no mouse, no available expansion, slow hard drive, £679 !!!
An iMac 5K Retina with very little expansion and a slow spinning hard drive, £1750 !!!
I won't be buying a new Mac for a long, long time.
With price increases to this extent ? I don't think so.
It's okay, your currency will stabilize once your leaders finally make a decision about how to carry out Brexit. Then, I'm confident the UK will rebound nicely. It's just all the uncertainty from waiting.
Since November of last year the UK pound has decreased in value from ~$1.50 to the Pound to ~$1.22 to the Pound today. That's almost exactly the difference in prices reflected here; about 25%. If anything Apple has underestimated the drop a bit.
For the same spec and half the price one can buy a hackintosh from ebay.
But the rate change is not real, it is not a real reflection of the economy or market. It is a temporary blip. I was and still am against Brexit for this reason; uncertainty.
Apple is playing a very dangerous game by reacting to temporary currency rates as so they drop the prices in the UK when the rates return to normal or the £ gets stronger?
Buy from John Lewis now, they haven't increased the prices yet! (and 3 year warranty)
The Pound has been steadily falling since mid-2014, so it's not exactly temporary. Even still, can a yearly price adjustment really be seen as capricious?
That's 250 F****** pounds increase for a product that was released a year ago!
Apple should've at least waited until they released the new iMacs to correct the prices.
This is the key point. Raising prices compared to the old ones with new products is one thing. Raising them so much on products that were identical this morning is beyond cheeky, especially with machines so old like the Mini and the Pro, that were arguably horrendously overpriced considering their age already. If they don't update the desktops soon I think desktop mac sales in the UK will nosedive.
That's why I bought in July. Glad I didn't hold on now. Looks like I did the right thing.
I wouldn't have bought at the new prices.
... or buy from Very.co.uk
iMacs at the old prices plus 10% credit if you buy now pay later interest free
I bought a maxed out 5k iMac a few weeks ago because I knew Apple would pull this s**t. If I were to buy my iMac today it would cost over £500 more!!! Thank God I didn't listen to people telling me to wait for this keynote. We've all been screwed guys.
For a product that is years old tech (relatively) and is getting cheaper to buy and build by the month, id say so. Given that i think the only reason they are doing it is to make the new MBP not seem that overpriced. A £250 price rise overnight and for the same product that could have been bought cheaper 10 months ago is cheeky, they could have at least doubled the RAM for the increase, it would cost Apple pennies and would have given them some justification of the price hike.
BTW, ive been looking at new cars over the last few months, BMW, Audi and VW have not put their prices up and finance rates still similar.
Im not bothered either way but if the pricing was similar for the new MBR - even starting at £2k i was debating selling my 5k 27" iMac for one... not now, however, given the specifications.
Load of tosh.
Haha Apple didn't up the price of the computer – the value of the UK's currency dropped. They don't manufacture computers in the UK!
Before the Brexit vote, this was one of the side effects (depreciating GBP currency) they said would surely come quite fast. I understand now why the most popular Google search out of UK the day after the vote was "What is the EU"...
The prices did not go up in the US, it is all due the rate changes. Arcam did the same thing with their receivers, raise their prices recently in the U.K.
I understand your point and i think apple are inclined to raise prices. I work for a FTSE 100 company and we use every trick to raise prices and increase profits... it is what it is.
This thread is hilarious