I'll take a guess at British price .... here goes

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Lindat, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Lindat macrumors member

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    I am finding it unbearable waiting for the ipad to be released here in UK like many others.
    I have been wondering how much it will cost. So here's my guess:
    £349.99 for the 16gb, £449.99 for the 32gb and finally £549.99 for the 64gb.
    Be interesting to see how close my guess is.
    If that's the case, it's more or less the same as importing from US on a forwarding site anyway. So maybe I should just go for it? But there's just that niggle telling you to be patient and see if prices could be a tad lower!
    ....... Patience .......
    You guys in U.S. are sooooo lucky!
     
  2. MrBrekke macrumors 6502

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    I don't think there is a chance that prices would be any lower than your guess.

    but I du think you are close on the price
     
  3. blackNBUK macrumors 6502a

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    I think your estimates are on the low side. I'm banking on the base model model being £400; that way I might get a nice surprise!
     
  4. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. Base model will be a bare-minimum of £399, the £ sterling is dead on it's ass at the moment.
     
  5. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    (EDIT: did the math backwards in my head!) I'm on board with the £400 guess for the 16GB Wifi if I had to take a guess.
     
  6. decson macrumors regular

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    A bit of science...

    Ok two ways to look at this

    1. Take the US price, convert to punds, add VAT so the 16gb would be 332 +17.5% VAT = 390.1
    2. The iMac in UK is roughly 80.8% of US price, the Mac mini is roughly 85%, so 16GB would be £411 at 82.5%

    So I reckon £399 would be right for UK price they are not going to lose any margin for the UK.
     
  7. marcopolo007uk macrumors member

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    Around the £400 mark I think. I took the prices from the Apple stores and used a current Exchange rate £1 = $1.50 (Just for the purpose of this lets assume we could get that exchange rate!)


    Time Capsule 2 TB US - $499 (£332) (No Sales Tax)
    Time Capsule 2 TB UK - £388 (With VAT)
    14% Difference

    Mac Mini US - $599 (£398) (No Sales Tax)
    Mac Mini UK - £510 (With VAT)
    21% Difference


    MacBook US - $999 (£665) (No Sales Tax)
    MacBook UK - £816 (With VAT)
    18% Difference


    Will the iPad get a 14% conversion or will it be nearer to 20% as it's a new product and in high demand?

    Im guessing nearer to 20% which gives an approximate price of £400.
     
  8. LaNex macrumors 6502

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    I'm betting on £399 for the base model too - it's a nice number that appeals because it's that "under four hundred" figure. Companies like to be able to say "...For less than x hundred pounds !!!!" and we go, "Oooh, yes" - even if it is only one pound under the hundred. :)
    £349 would be a nice figure too (...."For less than 350 quid !!!!!"), but I'm not counting on it.
     
  9. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    Sorry OP but the chance of it being £349 are extremely low. That would mean that they are selling it for less over here than they are in the States. Not going to happen. I'd put my guess at £399, which would mean that they are selling it for slightly more than they are in the States. That seems to be what Apple do.
     
  10. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    I'm expecting £399 too which suggests to me that it'll probably be more like £439. <sigh> Apple's pricing always seems to come out a bit higher than I expect and with the current state of the pound, I'm kind of dreading what the price will be.
     
  11. xSPRINTERx macrumors regular

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    IMO anything over £400 for the base unit will hit their sales numbers hard in the uk.
     
  12. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    I don't disagree with you but Apple's pricing doesn't always make sense to me this side of the pond. I'm hoping that they apply common sense this time.
     
  13. One Love 1867 macrumors regular

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    I think £399 is a fair guess for the base model Wi-Fi version. It's a nice round figure and as somebody rightly said above, puts it at a "below £400" that is easy to market, easy to sell and easy to justify for alot of consumers.

    Anyone got a ball park estimate for the 3G versions? My maths is abysmal so I'm not going to embarrass myself at a public guestimate!
     
  14. jonnyb macrumors 65816

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    My guess for the 3G versions:

    16GB £549 (I meant £449 here - I'll leave the original mis-type so that the thread still makes sense!)
    32GB £629
    64GB £699

    I just want a date when we can pre-order. What do we reckon? Early to mid-April - 9th or 16th?
     
  15. OllyW Moderator

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    That seems a bit expensive.

    The 3G models are an extra $130 more than the wi-fi models in the US which if you add VAT and a little Apple Tax™ should be about £110.
     
  16. Lindat thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, on reflection, and after reading through all your comments, I guess I have to admit that the prices will be higher than I would like them to be this side of the pond.
    So my new guesstimate is now

    16gb - £399
    32gb - £499
    64gb - £599

    I'd like the 64gb version, but £600 sure sounds like an awful lot of money.
     
  17. Bentron macrumors 6502

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    I agree with the base model being £399, but I don't agree with the £100 increments for capacity. I think it could be:

    £399 16 Gb

    £475 (Perhaps for roundness' sake, it may be £469 or £479) 32 Gb

    £549 64 Gb

    Then again, this is Apple... :eek:
     
  18. amammad macrumors regular

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    Only if this magic £399 figure being bandied about is accurate though.

    If it's £439 as suggested above then this could be bang on.

    Think it's REALLY anyone's guess what Apple will do with pricing at the moment.
     
  19. applesupergeek macrumors 6502a

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    I think £399 is tacky. I bet they'll go with either £379 or £389. :cool:
     
  20. xSPRINTERx macrumors regular

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    £349 would be classy
     
  21. applesupergeek macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed. It would be a very nice move by apple, improbable as it is.
     
  22. OllyW Moderator

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    And also over $50 cheaper than the US price. :rolleyes:
     
  23. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a

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    It is pretty awful though that we still have to play this guessing game less than 2 weeks before the US launch. We still have to guess the UK prices and preorder/launch dates. I know Apple don't "owe" us anything, but they aren't stupid.. They know that many UK/global customers are awaiting more news, I feel they are treating us a little badly right now with this lack of info.
     
  24. applesupergeek macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that's not cool for sure. I hope we get some info really soon.
     
  25. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Yup, the lack of info is getting silly.

    That said, I know 2 things for certain;

    -It'll be a complete rip relative to the US price, even taking taxes etc into consideration. Apple + ripoff Britain = ouch!
    -I'm buying the 32gb 3G whatever the price :)
     

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