How on EARTH can they justify this price?!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by glossywhite, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    I have no clue what the exchange rate is.... LOL!

    Aren't your prices over there always wonky though?
     
  2. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Don't be silly - a blind man can see this is STUPIDLY overpriced.
     
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    thats a bit nuts. thats about a third more expensive in the UK.
     
  6. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just went to the Apple store, and bought one for £206 which had a discount of £23 applied, because I recycled an old iPod. The model I am quoting is LAST YEARS MODEL - 2G!. General UK price for the 32Gb 3G iPod touch is £229. I bet they don't sell many of these! :D
     
  7. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

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    probably same reasons people try to justify mac product prices in general?
     
  8. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    So i'm blind. BUt not a man.

    Thanks.

    To the OP - why would i have a clue what the exchange rate is? It's $299 here in the states, so since i have no reason to monitor the exchange rate, it doesn't sound that bad if i think that it must be close to the dollar....

    I figured it was high given your comments, but it wasn't worth it to go track down the exchange rate of the day.

    I agree it's nuts. SOme sucker will buy it though. Since it's exclusive and all.
     
  9. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay you're not a man then - please, you have no need to over-react, okay?.
     
  10. Skyhigh223 macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure they're not the ones overreacting...

    Anyway that is a ridiculous price, can you order it from Apple in your country? And I'm sure that there's other options in your country for buying iPod touches, vote with your wallet, haha.
     
  11. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Weren't you over-reacting to someone's pricing online? Does not the adage apply of, "what the market will bear".

    I'm just pointing out that to me, and perhaps others, your message was very.... something.

    I totally sympathize with the issues with Apple pricing outside of the US. But most threads have a comparison - either in US dollars, or in your case, sharing what the official pricing from Apple is... it just made it hard to say, "WOW, that is insane! :eek:" along with you.

    Which is is... now that i have some reference to go with it. :D
     
  12. OriginalFormula macrumors regular

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    Am I the only one who doesn't see the point of this thread?

    It's a known fact that apple has higher prices in the UK than the US. This specific seller is selling the items for an even higher price.

    Is the lesson to be learned that different people sell items at different prices?
     
  13. OllyW Moderator

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    Everyone calm down. :rolleyes:

    The link is just a very of date web page. It's actually showing the first generation 32GB iPod Touch, which cost a whopping £329 when it was first released back in February 2008. :eek:
     
  14. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Just use dollars. Why have all these other currencies anyway?
     
  15. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Why not use British pounds sterling; after all, we have been here MANY HUNDREDS of years before America or Australia, as we know them today, became populated.
     

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