- Jun 6, 2012
Just for fun, go to bestbuy.ca and then bestbuy.com and compare prices for similar items.I feel for the folks up north. However, look at it from the business perspective. While I don't think it's fair for the Canadians that everything skyrockets in price with no wage increase, it'd be equally unfair to expect Apple to lower prices in Canada just because of that fact.
Also, I doubt anyone would complain if it was a small mom and pop store based in the US. It'd be unreasonable to expect a small shop to cut its prices out of good will for Canadians. The business wouldn't survive doing that. But because Apple is so large and rich, they should cut prices right?
If the situation was reversed, and America saw a USD decline, then everyone would be calling out us Americans for being selfish crybabies. "Murica!!" I think is what one European said in a thread a couple days ago?
I think you will come to the conclusion that most (not all) products do not have as steep a price increase.
The iPad pro I want to order is 32% more expensive in CAD, I ordered a new roomba 980 and the new Sonos Play 5 and both respectively are 22% and 10% more expensive.
Increasing the price this much is a choice, I would be very surprised if they are not making higher profits on the iPad Pro's sold in Canada then the ones in the US.
And I'm still buying it, so obviously I'm ok with it because I can afford it but simply put many people will not be able to, I mean a 1600$+ tablet with taxes is pretty crazy any way you cut it.
It honestly pisses me off, feels like they are taking advantage of a situation that they simply do not have to, the profit margins on Apple products are very healthy they do not need to do this.
But again what do I know, I dint have access to their books so impossible to know for sure.