Do price changes usually follow fluctuating dollar?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pavinder, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. pavinder macrumors member

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    Hello, my first post on these forums, hope someone can help.

    I'm living in Japan, and the US dollar has dropped around 20% against the Yen over the last few months.

    Are worldwide prices of new Mac products linked to the US dollar, in which case could I expect to see significant price drops here?

    Thanks in advance for any comments.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Never.

    By the way, nice to see the father of MRoogle online!
     
  4. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    Speaking for Canadian prices, they rise and fall approximately with the exchange rates on the US dollar. Specifically about a year ago Apple had dropped CDN prices, but they've crept up again, reflected in the entry level prices of the Mini and White MacBook.
     
  5. pavinder thread starter macrumors member

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    Discouraging answers, but thanks for the replies.

    Great link to MRoogle by the way - thanks.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    In other words, the US prices do not change with the change in dollar value, but foreign prices do change with the conversion price in respect to the dollar, but normally that those changes are usually long term.
     
  7. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    .. and software too. Leopard, iwork O8 and iLife 08 all mirrored US pricing over a year ago when the loonie was at near parity. Now the 09 versions are $20 more...
     

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