O2 contract 18 mos. instead of 24 for AT&T

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  1. Madame Defarge macrumors regular

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    £269 including free standard delivery
    Only with a new minimum term 18 month Pay Monthly O2 tariff for iPhone

    http://shop.o2.co.uk/iPhone?cm_re=HeroBanner-_-Shop-_-iphonelaunch
    .....

    At today's exchange rate the Brits are paying $562.24 for an 8GB phone, as opposed to $400 in the US.

    According to the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Apple receives a whopping $18 per month from AT&T for each iPhone customer. If you divide the difference, $162.24 by 6, for the months remaing, it works out to $27.04.

    Wonder how much Apple is getting from the higher UK price, minus shipping and import fees?
     
  2. rushmere macrumors 6502

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    The UK price includes VAT at 17.5%.

    If you take that off the price, the price difference reduces to about $78. It does cost more over here, but not that much more.
     
  3. Madame Defarge thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info. The sales tax in San Francisco is 8.5%, which brings the total to $433. Other cites may b a bit higher or lower.
     
  4. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to Rip-off Britain.
    Everything (pretty much) costs more here than in the USA.

    That is why with the £ -> $ rate so good at the moment a lot of people are having shopping weekends in NYC.
     
  5. emotion macrumors 68040

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    I'd still rather live here though :)
     

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