iPad mini iPad Mini price drop in UK?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by h4mza, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. h4mza macrumors 6502

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    So I heard iPad Mini the first generation has been price dropped to $250 which is equivalent to £160 GPB but when I go on Apple's UK website, it still showing as £259? Does anyone know if it will be price dropped in UK?
     
  2. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    shows £249 for me (a £20 discount from the original £269)

    general rule of thumb is that US to UK prices are roughly a dollar to pound exchange with apple stuff in particular. (if its $199 then its usually around £199 here or sometimes a little less)t
     
  3. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    We pay 20% VAT with the purchase - Americans file taxes at the end of the year (as far as I'm aware), as different states have different sales tax.
     
  4. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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  5. Vertigo1 macrumors regular

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    Regardless of how taxes are collected, it's standard practice in the US to quite retail prices exclusive of sales tax, whereas here in the UK they always include 20% VAT. This needs to be borne in mind when comparing prices. Yes we usually pay more than the equivalent US price but it's often not quite as stark a difference as the figures would suggest.
     
  6. Z3man macrumors 6502a

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    The new standard price in the UK is now £249.00, but if you get it from Tesco's there is a £20 voucher code available plus 3.5% Quidco, which brings the price down to £221.00.
     
  7. Davejprince macrumors regular

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    This is what the (-.-)..... at pricing-company called Apple does.

    For example:
    iPhone 5s in US: 649 Dollar.

    iPhone 5s price in The Netherlands (Europe): 699EU which is as of today 963,01 Dollar.

    Wait, 314 bucks more expensive because no valid reason. ( yes after taxes it's still more than 250bucks more expensive because they rob your wallet.. or well, you do )

    Simply a scam, besides the fact Apple products are excellent products.
    But I just can't stand the pathetic prices of these products ouside of the United States.
     
  8. tann macrumors 68000

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    This is how the world works!

    UK has VAT added on whereas US doesn't. Plus there's then the 'non USA tax' that companies (not just Apple) add on.
     

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