Why the price discrepancies?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Alexander.Of.Oz, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030

    Alexander.Of.Oz

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    It's been mentioned a little in other threads, but why the HUGE price discrepancies between the iPhones for those of us not in America?

    Just using the iPhone 8+ 64GB as an example, as it's the model I went ahead and bought irregardless, but rather begrudgingly.

    • In America costs US $799
    • In Australia costs AU $1,079
    • In the UK costs £699

    US $799 with the current exchange rate equals AU $998.23 and £591.33.

    Why the massive rip-off for the rest of the world? o_O
     
  2. betasp macrumors member

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    Um, tax differences, tariffs and shipping costs might have something to do with it.
     
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    Nermal

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    The US prices don't include tax, so the equivalent Australian price, excluding GST, is AU$981 or US$787. The UK price is similar.
     
  4. Alexander.Of.Oz thread starter macrumors 68030

    Alexander.Of.Oz

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    Thank you for the simple explanation. Now it makes sense to me.
     

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