UK Ripped off again

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by davidhawkins123, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. davidhawkins123 macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2010
    999.00 USD = 630.761 GBP not £850

    I think this is outrageous how we have been ripped of again, i expect the "Apple tax" but that should take it to about £720 not £850
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Remember that US price does not include sales tax while the UK price includes VAT. There is still some "Apple tax" but if you take out the real taxes, the difference ain't that huge
  3. Croatian macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    Hellhammer is right

    VAT is what 17.5%
    so your cost when its 723 GBP so when you translate that to u USD it is 1145 so your factoring in 1145 in apple tax and whatever else they think about
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    And a $999 product in most areas will be about $1075 or more with tax. So lease spare us the ritual British being ripped off saga.
  5. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    but they never do remember...
  6. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2007
    I was expecting £999 for the base model, but at £721 with education discount, im now actually ordering one.
  7. elephantinc macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2010
    £ 720 (rough cost after VAT is deducted) = $1140

    So about £90 more than in ought to be. But I think there are other taxes because apple is based outside the EU, so it's really not too bad.
  8. spamboxnet macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2010
    go back to school and get a basic education

    I make AU$32/hour. It is medium wage
    I'm sure many US citizens would love to make the US equivalent of that

    seriously, you think cost of living and wages are the same all over the world?
  9. sparkie7 macrumors 68010


    Oct 17, 2008
    Its nothing new. Brits always get reamed. Its a fact of life. Accept it and bend over :D
  10. sparkie1984 macrumors 68000

    Dec 20, 2009
    a small village near London
    Britain sucks end of.....

    It's politically incorrect for us to not get charged more and we daren't upset the pen pushers now.....

    That's why we will all one day bugger off to a better england..... Australia :D

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