Help Justify this please

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dragonxtra, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Dragonxtra macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    Hey all, if your in Australia, here's what you pay for the pleasure of owning a new iPhone:-

    16GB - $799 (US$199) approx. 4 x more expensive
    32GB - $899 (US$299) approx. 3 x more expensive
    64GB - $999 (US$399) approx. 2.5 x more expensive

    Given the exchange rate parity, what am I missing here? "It's just the market you're in!" doesn't seem to justify this rapacious difference. It's time to say enough is enough!

    My son is holidaying in the US at the moment. Does anyone wiser than me know, if he bought one for me in the US, would it work 'no problems' in Australia? OR is there something uniquely different about phones for the Australian market that justify the price difference?
    Gratefully accepting your advice and comments.
  2. ronaldr32 macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
    US store is on 2 year contract. Not out right. Same thing is asked every year lol.
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Offhand I would say you are not paying a subsidized price

    The US prices you are quoting are with a 2 year contract on the provider
  4. chakraj macrumors 65816


    Feb 6, 2008
    So Cal
  5. Dragonxtra thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    Thanks for the clarification

    Thanks for the help guys, that does go some way to making me feel better as the sun comes up on a new day here!

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