£/$ Conversion F'ed Up?

Discussion in 'October 14, 2008 Event' started by ur_so_beautiful, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. ur_so_beautiful

    ur_so_beautiful New Member

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    I apologise for the f'ed up, but:

    1,299.00 USD__________=______745.252 GBP
    United States Dollars________United Kingdom Pounds
    1 USD = 0.573712 GBP_________1 GBP = 1.74303 USD


    or

    949.00 GBP____________=_______1,654.67 USD
    United Kingdom Pounds______United States Dollars
    1 GBP = 1.74359 USD________1 USD = 0.573529 GBP

    So where did the extra >350$ and the <£200 come from?? This ain't legal Apple. No ho ho way. THAT is a lot more than 17.5% TAX/VAT (GB) and the company tax % thing, so WTF?
  2. simonrichards150

    simonrichards150 New Member

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    Yeah, you are forgetting the UK consumer Apple tax

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  3. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Yeah, it's been always like this though

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  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    yup its just apple exploiting a strong currency
  5. ur_so_beautiful

    ur_so_beautiful New Member

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    Not this much before. This is a whole new level of 'stealing'.
  6. Abcmsaj

    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    Examples:

    From the UK, my MacBook Pro will cost £1900.
    Whereas in USA, It would cost only $2800 (or about £1400.)

    My LED Cinema screen would cost £700 in the UK...
    Or.. $900 in the USA... That's £450.
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    jpga13 Banned

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    Have you bothered to try and figure out why there is an actual price difference before whining about it? Or is this typical uneducated whining?
  8. Abcmsaj

    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    Something about UK Tax but I don't care.

    We're about to go into recession - How the hell am I going to be able to afford this when we do?
  9. div^

    div^ New Member

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    Here in germany it´s like 15" 2.4ghz macbook pro 1.798,99 € , 2.53ghz 2.249,00 €
    and the 17" 2.499,00 €
  10. simonrichards150

    simonrichards150 New Member

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    Did you read the post? It mentions VAT and corporation tax

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