iPod touch UK prices suck!!!

gazfocus

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Jan 3, 2008
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Ok so just a rant, but why on earth do UK customers always get stung with Apples crap pricing?

The 8GB Touch is $229 (£115) in US but its £169 ($340) in the uk!

This sucks big time!
 

Rodimus Prime

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Oct 9, 2006
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Ok so just a rant, but why on earth do UK customers always get stung with Apples crap pricing?

The 8GB Touch is $229 (£115) in US but its £169 ($340) in the uk!

This sucks big time!
do not forget you need to add you VAT tax. that $229 does not have any tax added to it
 

voxnj

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Jun 16, 2008
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Part of the answer probably lies in your Import Tariffs -- a throw-back to Colonial Days. By the way, we want our Stamp Tax payments back! (Just kidding)
 

Aea

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May 23, 2007
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From my short time in London everything seemed more expensive, although charging 25% more for the same product after taxation seems a bit excessive.
 

TEG

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Jan 21, 2002
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You are forgetting that the UK is screwed for most things. Something that cost $5 here costs £5 there. This has been true for decades. At least Apple is curbing the prices a little bit. Plus I believe that there are import fees to the UK since either the US and UK don't have free trade, or China and UK don't have free trade, or both.

TEG
 

Tourist

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Aug 7, 2006
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well ok, but it's not far off is it? Isn't is something like $1.85 = £1? You try working that out during a rant :p
$1.75 = 1 quid and falling,

so $229= £130 + VAT 17.5% = £152.75

£169 is only about 10% more than the US price