Apple's outrageous International Pricing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gavbo, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Gavbo macrumors member

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    Just campared the the price of a base model 17" Macbook Pro in the UK is 1899 pounds and in Hong Kong is 17588 HK dolars/1495 pounds, thats 21% or 404 pounds more to purchase the same system!! to put it into perspective that's enough for an free 32Gb ipad in the US or add another 15 pounds for an offline unlocked Iphone 3gs 8GB in the UK. My question is does Apple gets a share of this increased profit margin or does it all goes to the blood sucking government?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's a combination of VAT and the cost of doing business, with some extra profit probably thrown in as well.
     
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Free medical care, education, extended mat. Benefits et al don't pay for themselves. :apple:
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Wikipedia shows 0% Hong Kong VAT, and 17% VAT for UK. Is that correct?
     
  5. Gavbo thread starter macrumors member

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    Forgot to add, comes Jan 2011 the VAT is set to increase to 20%, ouch!!
     

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