UK iMac Prices?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by T1m0thy, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. T1m0thy macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2008
    I'm really interested in switching from my PC to the new iMac. But why is it that prices on the UK Apple website are more expensive than the US one? I thought i read that when one of the products is updated the prices will be updated too with the current exchange rate?

    I would like to get the 24 inch, 3.06GHz model, which costs £1,389.00. On the US website the price is $2,199.00, which using comes out as £1,104.58. So why does it cost an extra £285 in the uk?
  2. ukmacmonster macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2008
    US prices do not include VAT, so it's a bit misleading

    The UK price of the top model is £40 less than the old version. The lower range models are priced exactly as before.
  3. T1m0thy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2008
  4. brendalana macrumors newbie


    Apr 6, 2008
    Cornwall, Britain
    Greetings, all...

    Altho UK VAT is normally 17.5%... I've a gut feeling that Apple's UK prices are artificially rigged to near enough keep in line with those of our neighboring Irish Republic's whose VAT is normally 21%...

    At least something is rotten in the Apple Store and its number pushing department... to wit... having on 2008-02-19 purchased Quick Time 7 Pro (Apple Order No. 7078339833) from Apple's UK online store <> for £20.00, the "Tax (VAT) Rate %" shown on hard copy of invoice No. 90426574665, snail-mailed 2008-02 19, from Apple Sales International, Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland is 21%...

    While the gross cost £20.00, the £3.47 VAT, and the £16.53 net price are the same... the VAT Rate % shown on the hard copy contradicts <> sent 2008-02-19 11.39.15 GMT - "W85192365 Order Confirmation":
    Total: £ 16.53
    Discount (Incl. in Total): £ -0.00
    VAT @ 17.50%: £ 3.47
    Order Total: £ 20.00

    And it doesn't take a genius to figure Apple's numbers don't jive, either...


  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    They also charge extra for the additional cost of translating all the software into every European language ;).

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