Sudden Price rise UK iTunes Films

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  1. Scrumper macrumors member

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    I have recently noticed an inexplicably huge rise in some film prices on the UK iTunes store.

    The films I mean are mainly old British ones (1940s-1950) which were all previously £2.99. Admittedly this was cheap but still in line with other retailers. Now, all of these have gone up to £7.99 - more than double the price! I'm glad I purchased all the Terry Thomas films when I did as these are among the affected items, which also include films starring Norman Wisdom, Will Hay and others of that ilk.

    This goes far beyond the VAT issue which has previously been discussed. It seems Apple are just being brazenly greedy now with price rises left and right. Has anyone from the US or other countries noticed this happening in their stores too?
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    I would be pretty sure that is driven by the rights owners, not Apple.
     
  3. Scrumper thread starter macrumors member

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    You could be right but looking on Amazon at the same products, their prices are still low.
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Different channel, markets and buying power, contract periods etc etc - nothing to say the rights owners charge all their buyers the same at all.
     

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