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Thread: Rip off Britain
05-22-2010, 04:58 AM #1
Rip off Britain
UK US 1.44681 (today's exchange rate
429 499 345
499 599 414
599 699 483
529 629 435
599 729 504
699 829 573
First column is the prices of the iPads in the UK, second column the price in the USA. Third column is the US price converted at today's exchange rate.
A girl at work got one from the USA and paid a £50 premium - it still works out cheaper than the UKs rip off price!He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
05-22-2010, 05:27 AM #2
You can do this for any tech
product. Apple isn't in charge
of exchange rates, and it's been debunked already. See other threads
05-22-2010, 05:36 AM #3
05-25-2010, 08:49 AM #4
05-25-2010, 09:29 AM #5
The exchange rate used on the iPad is a lot worse than for iPods is my point.
iPods are only marginally cheaper in the USA whereas the iPad is significantly cheaper.
I guess I was just expecting them to use a consistent exchange rate.
In case you hadn't noticed VAT went back up to 17.5% on 1st January and you're probably less likely to nip over to the states and bring an Aston Martin back in your hand luggage and cars are cheaper over there because they are all faulty, that's where they send the ones with the steering wheel on the wrong side....He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
05-25-2010, 10:01 AM #6
I would so be smashing up some cars in Britain. You figure that after all these years they would realize that they are on the wrong side of the road!
Why not just have someone send you one from the U.S. ?
05-25-2010, 10:07 AM #7
I heard that in Ireland they are going to change to driving on the wrong side of the road - but they are going to do it gradually, Lorries one month, cars the following month and motorbikes the month after that....
At the moment I can't afford even the US price for the iPad, but when I do get one it will be from the States.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
05-25-2010, 10:17 AM #8
So they all have their own lanes? I see ipads on eBay right now $1299.00 ?!?!
05-25-2010, 10:23 AM #9
Own lanes? No.
05-25-2010, 10:27 AM #10
That would be VERY interesting lmao
06-10-2010, 12:23 PM #11