Confirmed: Official UK price from £429

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Peter Harrison, May 7, 2010.

  1. Peter Harrison macrumors 6502a

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  2. Dodgeroo macrumors regular

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    Would have been nice to see sub-£400, but that's not too bad given some of the doom and gloom that's recently been predicted.
     
  3. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    newsflash! data storage capacity between 16GB and 32GB is less than difference between 32GB and 64GB. :eek::eek::eek:
     
  4. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

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    I think he meant it will be different than in the US where each model is $100 apart.
     
  5. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    I'll pick up a 32GB WiFi + 3G model for £599. £699 is a shade too rich for my tastes.
     
  6. Peter Harrison thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Mr Sarcastic. In the US, the price difference was the same no matter what model you upgraded to.
     
  7. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    64gb 3g = £699 incl. VAT which is as predicted. I'll be ordering that on Monday. ;)
     
  8. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    Its a bit annoying that the prices are not really fair when you compare them to the US prices.

    The model i'be been eyeing was the 32GB+3G which converted from US pricing is £496.38 and they want me to pay £599 to get it in this country.
     
  9. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to Apple's crazy-calculator world!

    I think i'll go for the 32gb 3G as I wanted to, although I think it is a little steep. £699 for the top-of-the range is waaaaay too much for an iPad IMO.
     
  10. 0101001 macrumors 6502

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    Manythings I want in the UK I can't get so yeah it's fair.
     
  11. ParishYoung macrumors 6502a

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    32GB Wifi & 3G = $729
    $729.00 = £459.15
    £459.15 + VAT @ 17.5% (£86.65) = £581.80

    Then put the rest down to the cost of shipping it here to the UK, then to your local store. Seems ok to me.

    *Note*
    Figures may differ slightly due to the currency situation with the election
     
  12. One Love 1867 macrumors regular

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    £529 for a 3G 16gb..

    I could theoretically sell my Mini and upgrade to an iMac for not much less than that.

    Decision time.. :(
     
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  14. yegon macrumors 68030

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    The premium for 3G is kerrazy. I'm plumping for the 32gb 3G but, carumba, it's gonna hurt!
     
  15. cyberheater macrumors regular

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    Here it is laid out simply.

    Wifi only
    16Gb = £429 (inc. VAT)
    32Gb = £499 (inc. VAT)
    64Gb = £599 (inc. VAT)

    Wifi + 3G
    16Gb = £529 (inc. VAT)
    32Gb = £599 (inc. VAT)
    64Gb = £699 (inc. VAT)

    So 100 quid to upgrade a Wifi only model to Wifi + 3G. Seems a bit steep really. "An unbelievable price' my arse.
     
  16. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    My widget hadnt updated, my bad :)

    Exactly, decision made, I'm getting one from the US, and I'll buy some accessories with that £100~ i'll save.
     
  17. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

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    Hey, they never said it would be a good king of 'unbelievable'! :p If anything, these prices (at least for the UK, the Aussie ones are quite good), are completely and utterly unbelievable!

    King Mook Mook
     
  18. tiptopp macrumors regular

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    In spite of your typo and therefore dodgy-looking maths, I never even thought about the fact that US prices were probably ex sales tax - despite being surprised whenever I'm there that everything goes up in price at the checkout...

    Makes the pricing that much more realistic, and I'll remember to point that out to anyone I hear complaining about the prices in this country compared to the US in the future.

    Thanks - I'll try justifying it again to the other half!

    TT
     
  19. zen macrumors 68000

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    Why are people complaining about the prices? It's just US price (which doesn't list sales tax, remember) + 17.5% VAT + a small amount extra for EU distribition.

    On Monday I'm ordering a 64GB WiFi for myself, and a 16GB WiFi for the wife.
     
  20. ParishYoung macrumors 6502a

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    I think the £100 for a built in USB Modem is not too bad. Have a look at the prices on expansys to see that these dongles separately go for more than that. So again I don't think it's too bad.

    Don't get me wrong I would love to see all the iPads cheaper, but at the same time I think the prices are fair.
     
  21. AppleSimon macrumors regular

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    I paid £525 for my US Wi-Fi iPad, so seeing the UK official price at £499. I think the £26 difference was very much worth it seen as I have had it 6 weeks earlier :)

    I still want a 3G though, just the prices seem a bit to much, especially with a data plan added into that to.
     
  22. ParishYoung macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry about the typo, I can't see it.

    I was rushing and got distracted by Mr Cameron's speech. Honest.
     
  23. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    So any apology for being a dick and wrong?? No??
     
  24. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    I wonder why they changed the pricing structure that there is in the US where the jump from 16 to 32 costs the same as the jump from 32 to 64.
     
  25. iWoz macrumors 6502a

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    £550 for a 64gb wifi and dock 2 day delivery included..Thank You U.S!!!

    :D
     

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