Belgium overpriced?

Atzepeg

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Jun 5, 2012
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On the belgium apple website the mbp retina is about €2299 and i see in the usa the mbp is 2199$. Also 1 euro is the same as 1,25$... For god's sake why do they overprice Belgium?! :mad:
 

gnubelebung

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Jun 10, 2012
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If I am not mistaken, the Belgian VAT is 21%. Subtract that and you're at 1900 EUR which currently is about 2370 USD. So you pay 170 USD extra, which is the difference you should complain about.
 

Fred87nc

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Aug 22, 2008
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In Mexico, $37,999.00 pesos, which currently is about $2714 USD
I know that feel. For one the dollar just went from 12.50 to 14.10 in less than two months. Than we add 16% percent tax thats included. The education discount brings it down to 34,499.

Im just going to wait for the dollar to come down and import one for around 25,000 - 27,000 pesos. Suggest you do the same.
 

Sace

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Mar 30, 2008
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Here in Denmark the base model of the Retina MBP costs 17599 DKK. That is around 2954 $ !

Actually all the Mac's got bumped near 10% during this refresh.
 

ixodes

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Jan 11, 2012
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Pacific Coast, USA
On the belgium apple website the mbp retina is about €2299 and i see in the usa the mbp is 2199$. Also 1 euro is the same as 1,25$... For god's sake why do they overprice Belgium?! :mad:
Don't feel bad they're over priced in the USA too. Always have been, that's how Apples become the largest company with the highest margins compared to the competition. Windows PC makers operate on approx 7% while Apple gets approx 30%. They are very clever at marketing. It's as simple as that. They've got people convinced. Apples brilliant marketing success is their greatest achievement.
 

Atzepeg

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Jun 5, 2012
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Belgium
At the keynote apple said macbook pro's would drop about 100 euro's aswell but in belgium the normal 15" went from 1800 to 1900 so it has increased 100 instead..
 

grrrz

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Jan 31, 2012
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yep apple used to consider one euro=one dollar no that the euro actually is getting closer they added 100 euros to all models (for france if you include vat the base retina is 200 euros more expensive than the us price)
 

EmaDaCuz

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Apr 30, 2012
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Same in the Netherlands, where I live.
In Italy, where I come from, the price increased by 150 euros for the 13" MBP.

Even with the edu discount, you would pay more than what you used to pay for a similar product (i.e. base MBP 13" 2011 vs base MBP 13" 2012). Very bad, if I knew that the prices would increase so much, I would have bought my new Apple laptop 2 days ago... I feel a bit frustrated.

The only country where the price dropped is UK.
 

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