Sudden Price rise UK iTunes Films

Scrumper

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Original poster
Jan 10, 2010
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Great Britain
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?
 

simonsi

macrumors 601
Jan 3, 2014
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Auckland
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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