Now that almost all apple products have been recently updated, I had a look at the price differences between the UK, US and Australian Apple stores. We all know about rip-off UK, and that this is partly down to 17.5% VAT and higher wage and living costs but I found something interesting which suggests that iPod prices in the UK are inflated well-above the mark up on other Apple products. Below are two tables of Apple prices in UK vs. US and UK vs. Aus (taken at current exchange rates) ________GBP___USD___@1.87_Save_Save ________£_____$_____£_____£____% Shuffle_55____79____42____13___23% Nano____99____149___80____19___20% ________129___199___106___23___18% ________169___249___133___36___21% iPod____189___249___133___56___30% ________259___349___187___72___28% Macbook_749___1099__588___161__22% ________899___1299__695___204__23% ________1029__1499__802___227__22% Mac_Mini399___599___320___79___20% ________529___799___427___102__19% iMac____679___999___534___145__21% ________799___1199__641___158__20% ________999___1499__802___197__20% ________1349__1999__1069__280__21% AVERAGE________________________22% ________GBP___AUD___@2.49_Save_Save ________£_____AU$___£_____£____% Shuffle_55____119___48____7____13% Nano____99____219___88____11___11% ________129___299___120___9____7% ________169___380___153___16___10% iPod____189___380___153___36___19% ________259___499___200___59___23% Macbook_749___1749__702___47___6% ________899___2099__843___56___6% ________1029__2399__963___66___6% Mac_Mini399___949___381___18___4% ________529___1249__502___27___5% iMac____679___1549__622___57___8% ________799___1849__743___56___7% ________999___2299__923___76___8% ________1349__2999__1204__145__11% AVERAGE________________________10% Notice that average prices are 22% lower in the US and 10% lower in Australia than the UK. No surprises there. BUT. See the pricing for the 30 and 80Gb iPod. These are approx 29% lower in the US and 21% lower in Australia. It is the only product that has anything like this price difference. Further evidence of a fix is that the 30Gb iPod is the same price as the 8Gb nano in the US and Australia but here in the UK we have to pay £20 more for it! Cmon Apple UK, sort out your iPod pricing!