Anders, 17 Mar 2020They'll raise the taxes and then the sales will drop. So the greedy government won't actually ... moreAnd they'll be an outstanding move.
But seriously i have to agree with everyone in the comments below. Many Indians are like that. You can't just get top tier specs and everything for 200 dollars.
Another thing that i don't like is that many companies prioritize just India and India, it's like it's the only poor country in the world. You haven't seen the situation in the Balkan States. We also have lower wages and even worse conditions than India themselves, but Europe, and companies don't care and just see us Balkan Sates and Europe as well so they always bump up the prices 50/100 euros more on a device compared to what It'd cost in India for example.
Companies need to wake up and realize things. Enough prioritizing India, there's other poor countries too. We aren't demanding Flagship specs at 200 dollars, but we still want an equal pricing similar to the one in India.
The Western part of Europe has more wealthier countries/people, better system and higher wages, so they can keep their normal/high pricing there and just price phones 50 Dollars cheaper out here in the Eastern Europe similar to Indian pricing.
LolPhone, 16 Mar 2020Indians are way too price-conscious. Even Indonesia also has a high tax as far as I know, a... moreReally we need to move over. So now we'll travel to Malaysia or some other destination instead of Bali. Let's see how long Indonesians can live without that major chunk of income that comes from Indian tourists. Also India still ahead of the tiny island nation
They'll raise the taxes and then the sales will drop. So the greedy government won't actually get any extra money
Indians are way too price-conscious.
Even Indonesia also has a high tax as far as I know, and currency is still somewhat weak. However, usually tax only applies to premium phones costing above USD $500. Not sure about Malaysia, but I think it's the same.
An iPhone 11 Pro and GS20 Ultra costs USD $1300-1500 equivalent.
An iPhone 11 and GS20 costs USD $1000.
A Mi Note 10 however, only costs USD $450-500.
Really, Indians need to move on, other countries already impose increased tax rates on smartphones already. Get a job.
IpsDisplay, 16 Mar 2020Sometimes I feel some people in India are entitled and ungrateful I remember some of them sai... moreI'm Indian and I can tell you this that, people here are really ungrateful for the things they are getting. They don't even realize how cheaps things are already. But they still nitpick on a phone that only costs Rs 7000 and they say it's only got 2gb of RAM or not having some features or something.
IpsDisplay, 16 Mar 2020Sometimes I feel some people in India are entitled and ungrateful I remember some of them sai... moreThey expect to get everything cheaper just because their income is low and Europeans have to pay more because they have a higher income. If you can't afford something, don't demand it for your price...
Sometimes I feel some people in India are entitled and ungrateful I remember some of them said the k20 series was overpriced
Many times they complain about prices on smartphones they want Snapdragon 865 for 200dollars... And many other countries wished they had the chance to get what they have
And look at this right now they have a price hike .... It's almost like poetic justice
I do hope that India may lower taxes. Or at least raise the tax to a lesser amount. But VAT in most countries are about the same tax amount.
Hopefully india may revise this in due time.