There is one good thing about the value of the US dollar going down...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by adamerr, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. adamerr macrumors 6502a

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    well, not a good thing.
    but if the iPhone is around $699USD Aussie'swill only have to pay around $730AUD for them..

    opposed to the $899 it is/ has been over eBay

    just looking on the positive side.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Not bloody likely. The first rule of Apple's Australian pricing is "don't mention the exchange rate" - we'll pat a fair bit more than $730 if it's US$699 over there.
     
  3. adamerr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    damnit.
    here i was getting my hopes up.
    damn :apple:
    sigh.
    do you reckon' then it will be cheaper importing from US via eBay?
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Possibly but you must remember, a US phone is going to be locked to AT&T meaning you'll need to hack it. Once you've hacked it in Apple's eyes it's no longer an iPhone and won't be supported in any way shape or form.

    Best to wait and get the real Aussie iPhone. If you're too impatient and want one from ebay I think you need to examine your priorities because if that ebay iPhone dies you're on your own.
     
  5. adamerr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    alrighty.
    ill hold off then.
    but, there are Australian services that offer to re-lock your phone.
    wont that mean ill just send it back to apple in the US?
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    No - because it's not activated with AT&T.
     
  7. adamerr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ahhhh. the eBay people lied to me.
    :mad:
    thanks Chundles
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Of course they did - eBay exists solely to scam people. Buy it legit or don't buy it at all - it's rule of mine that hasn't failed yet.
     
  9. adamerr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that's a bit harsh dont you think?
     
  10. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Nope - eBay is for scamming. I don't trust it at all.
     
  11. adamerr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh.
    well, i only go on to get the, literally, 'china cheap' SE headphones.
    over here they are about $50-$100

    eBay = $4
     
  12. Tragedies macrumors 6502

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    Judging by the fact there are already 2 providers signed up here in Aus, and probably a third soon, you can expect the price to fall not long after the release.
     
  13. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    good for us in the UK too if there is a delayed launch
     
  14. adamerr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    agreed.
    the prices will go down considerably.
    well, at least you would assume they would.
     
  15. chappy87 macrumors regular

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    To be honest, there is never really any correlation between the value of the US dollar and apple prices abroad.
     
  16. bmh16 macrumors regular

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    Hear hear, couldn't have said it much better, except Paypal could have been listed alongside eBay in that statement. So many people are topping using eBay, but still so many use it. Amazon Marketplace is apparently getting a lot more trade and deserved that is too.
     
  17. adamerr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    why is it deserved for Amazon to get more trade?
     

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