iPhone 5s Oz prices 14% higher

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pdaviesoz, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. pdaviesoz macrumors newbie

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  2. silentbob007 macrumors regular

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    This doesn't seem to hard to me ... VAT? Keep in mind, most of us in the US pay sales tax on top of the advertised price. It will be less than 14%, but ....
     
  3. jer04 macrumors regular

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    This is not really news to Aussie customers. It has always been this way, even when AUD was worth more than USD.
     
  4. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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    ... And since the iPhone 5 was released, the AUD has fallen from about $1.04 to $0.92, so about 12%...

    EDIT - and Telstra's cut subsidies enormously too...
     
  5. jer04 macrumors regular

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    the comparison was based on prices exc. GST and currency difference.
     
  6. sammich macrumors 601

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    Okay, CHOICE has really gone off the rails now. Like the poster above me said, the US prices don't have sales tax added to them. The cost of doing business in Australia far higher due to staffing costs.

    Just using Apple to spread their cause via misinformation.
     
  7. DiscardedPacket macrumors member

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    $1129 for a 64GB iphone....... which, like most phones, is expected to have a shelf life of no more than 2-3 years.

    I would prefer a HTC One 64GB for $770.

    Goodbye Apple - you won't be having my money
     
  8. tmanto02 macrumors 65816

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    Goodbye DiscardedPacket
     

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