What's up with Canadian prices?

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  1. Cursayer

    Cursayer Member

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    Last year the prices in the USA and Canada for iPT3G were exactly the same
    8GB $199
    32GB $299
    64GB $399

    But this year, the iPT4G prices differ... by $20? The canadian dollar is so close to parity with the US dollar and yet we still have to pay an extra $20? What is this?
    8GB US $229 Canada $249
    32GB US $299 Canada $319
    64GB US $399 Canada $419
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    The german prices also went up 30€ (~20$)...

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  3. Amps

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    The prices in The Netherlands also went up by 20 euros (25.7 USD). It sucks.

    We pay in EUR for the USD price. So basically we pay 1.28x more than people do from the US.
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    This is how I remember it last year:
    8gb: US$199 CAD$229
    32gb: US$299 CAD$329
    64gb: US$399 CAD$429
    The Apple Store in Canada had the Canadian prices listed above. Futureshop/Best Buy in Canada had the US prices listed above. This year, I believe Apple made Futureshop/Best Buy put the same prices because if they put lower, Apple would be losing money.

    And if you don't believe me, look at all their other products. It's always higher in Canada.
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    Did you know EUR is cheaper to buy in the US but is not in Europe?
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    Last year I bought my iPT 3G 8GB in October 2009 for $199 >_>
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    Apple does this because they know that this won't stop people from buying them. They're bloody geniuses.
  8. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Where?
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    8gb: AUS: $289 US: $269
    32gb: AUS: $378 US: $352
    64gb: AUS: $499 US: $465
  10. Cursayer

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    Best Buy, it was $199 @ Walmart, Future Shop too

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