iPad BY FAR the most preferred and wanted tablet in Australia

Discussion in 'iPad' started by macingman, May 8, 2011.

  1. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    I was in a local electronics shop called JB HIFI here in Australia (Similiar to radioshack in the states). They have a tablets stand where all of the tablets are on show (iPad, Galaxy Tab, Some acer rubbish etc.). There was a line of about 10 people waiting to test out the iPad 2 and noone was using any of the other tablets.

    This is proof to me that Apple is completly dominating the tablet market thus far and is by far the most preffered tablet by comsumers. People were just excited to be able to try out the iPad 2 let alone buy one.
  2. crispy12 macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2010
  3. erayser macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2011
    San Diego
    Radio Shacks are closing left and right in our area.:p

    I'd love to visit Australia someday though... and enjoy my iPad 2 during the flight.:)
  4. tekker macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2011
  5. maclaptop macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2011
    Western Hemisphere
  6. Chazn macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2011
    Too bad Australians have to buy it for an extra $79 on the base model.
    In the US, the iPads start from $499.

    Actually i realised all of the Apple products in Australia are over-priced. (This might change when the Australian currency falls against the US dollar)
  7. SydneyJunkie macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2010
    do their ipads come with a pre-stocked kangaroo app? then why on earth would they be interested?
  8. tmoerel macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    Not really. In Australia sales tax is already included in the price.

    So add your local US sales tax first and then compare. Difference gets a lot smaller.
  9. macingman thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    +1 Tax is included in our pricing.

    BTW I posted this because i see alot of Americans which are shocked that iPad's are even sold in Australia so I wanted to put this app to educate uninformed people.
  10. rav16 macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2011
    I played with the Acer tablet , and you showed a lot of respect by calling it rubbish I would say it's just atrocious infact it must not be even kept close to iPad 2 in display area it's just horrible.
  11. Chazn, May 9, 2011
    Last edited: May 9, 2011

    Chazn macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2011
    Not to be an a**hole, stingy motherf***er or a thread hi-jacker....but without including the sales tax on both countries, the difference is still ~$100 more than the US.

    (with no sales tax included)
    iPad 2 Wifi+3G model (AU) = $662.73
    iPad 2 Wifi+3G model (US) = $629.

    Macbook Pro 15inch 2.2 quad-core i7 (AU) = $2271.39
    Macbook Pro 15inch 2.2 quad-core i7 (US) = $2199.
    I guess those who can afford these usually can neglect the $40-$70 difference anyway.
    Wait until the Asus eee pad transformer comes out and the Samsung Galaxy tab 8.9 10.1s comes out in Oz. Unlike other Android tablets those 2 would be, imo, pretty good competitors to the iPad 2.
  12. macingman thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    Also factor in that the minimum wage in Australia is $19 an hour which is heaps more then in the states so it costs Apple more to have employees manage inventories, work in stores etc. Once you factor in all those costs the price is quite reasonable. Also if you are spending 600+ dollars 40-70 is really not quite significant to most people. Also Australians really don't care about the price difference, we just want Apple :apple:

    And the Andrioid tablets cost the same if not more then the iPad.
  13. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Yeah I believe min wage in Aus is around 15 bucks per hour (and growing every year) compared to 8 bucks here in US.

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