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Discussion in 'iPad' started by temna, Oct 16, 2014.
$50 more for the iPad Air 2? Please! This is beyond stupid.
Pretty sure that has to do with VAT, not Apple.
VAT and tax on top makes it much more expensive than to buy in the states. But we also have free healthcare. Pick your battles man
No VAT in Canada. With todays exchange rate the iPad is 12$ cheaper in Canada.
It's the user, it is cheaper in Canada
Exactly, it's actually cheaper in Canada... $549CAD =~$488USD
Yup, it is cheaper on paper. Not Apple's fault that our dollar is crap.
88 cent Canadian dollar.
Either learn math or something about economics. You need a lesson in both.
Very good explanation. And the OP should look up the word rape. Pretty sure it doesn't apply here, but I could have been at the wrong party.
Violent sexual assault and regional variation in pricing. Yup, those seem like equivalent experiences to me.
The Canadian currency and Canadian economy are incredibly strong. As Canada does a large amount of exporting to the states, it's a positive for us to have a lower exchange rate. Plus, if you're a Canadian working in America (as many do), then it's also beneficial for that too.
And an American living and working in Canada? No benefit there, other than actually having a job. Exchange rate aside, because the difference will narrow faster than prices changing, Canada does get the short end of the stick on pricing all the time. It really does get pretty old.
Could be worse. You could live in the UK. iPad Air 2 is £399 which is $722 CAD or $641 USD.
I'd be ecstatic to pay $549 (£300) for an iPad.
Doesn't change the fact that the dollar is crap for the consumer, which is the person buying the iPad.
Explanation is wrong, there is no VAT in Canada and both the American and Canadian prices are shown before any sales tax is applied. Sales Tax varies from State to State and from Province to Province. Apple is offering a better deal to Canadians with the iPads, it has nothing to do with Tax.
Interesting. I didn't know that.