Australians miss out again on new MBP pricing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hellomoto4, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

    hellomoto4

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    Despite hitting parity, and even being stronger than the US dollar in the last week, Australian's are slugged with $200, $300 and $400 dollar price increases. Wondering why this would be the case... It's happened for just so long now.
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    you need to make a friend in USA. It is really not logical. Also there are good usa ebay sellers that will ship to AUS. WHEN I was selling a lot of mac minis on ebay I shipped 2 to Aus for the very reason you are talking about.
     
  3. Doneaux macrumors member

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    Meh, in Sweden we pay even more, for example the high-end 15" is $3100+.

    Luckily I have someone across the pond who'll bring me one :D
     
  4. redtapemedia macrumors member

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    It's GST. If you were to order it from the US you'd be charged for the GST anyway (as the item is over $1000), plus shipping would be crazy and warranty might not be valid. The price is fair.
     
  5. deadlystriker macrumors regular

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    We Aussies generally pay more for everything :( Will still be picking up a high end 15". Quad cores and ATI, I'm a happy man.
     
  6. Pc2mac2011 macrumors member

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    the 13 inch is 50 $ cheaper lol

    hopefully the education discount is still the same!!
     
  7. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    the warranty is worldwide transferrable.

    taxes are another story the 2 minis I sold were around 800 each.
     
  8. davie18 macrumors regular

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    It's still quite a bit cheaper in Australia than in the UK :(
     
  9. BubbaMc macrumors regular

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    Can you list the prices please?

    The AU store still says "back soon" for me.
     
  10. BubbaMc macrumors regular

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    We get slugged because apart from import duty, we have a much smaller market than the USA.
     
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  12. inwe macrumors newbie

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    We (euro) also get a higher price :-(

    2010 MBP 13": 1118€
    2011 MBP 13": 1149€
     
  13. davie18 macrumors regular

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    You can see them here, but only for the lower end of each size: http://www.apple.com/au/macbookpro/
     
  14. hellomoto4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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