Anonymous, 13 Feb 2013That is stupid. They are free to ask any price in Australia. If you do not like do not buy or ... moreMaybe they should stop doing business in Australia and other countries where they don't like answering questions
That is stupid. They are free to ask any price in Australia. If you do not like do not buy or if you like then immigrate to USA or at least make your own phones better than iPhones and stop whining that Americans are racist and discriminate you.
Australians are always ripped off by large corporations in the pricing of their products. Frankly Apple is starting to loose market share in Australia, and I for one will upgrade to the Z10 Blackberry. Sure it is another piece of expensive hardware, but I will buy in Indonesia not Australia and get the best all round mobile available today. Not interested in lagging and over rated droids.
Why can't do uk really expensive and we are the no ine paying tax than anyone else should government stop this high taxes on phone.
Very well done . Apple.iphone is priced so.higher in india that in the cost of a single iphone we can buy two desktop computers with core I processor
they should be priced lower to account for the reduced shipping costs from China.
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2013Huh? An iPhone isn't a necessity, so the price doesn't matter. That's like saying all those pe... morePrice Does matter, with Apple's aggressive pricing, its directly questioning the AUD value, specially in the international market.
Aussie is One of the few countries which has seen a rise in the currency value at a very standard pace even during the recession times and global inflations.
one may argue that there is no complusion / force to buy a gadget,but inappropriate pricing of a product questions the credibility of the economy and value of the currency unit. it has nothing to do with you being rich or poor financially.
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2013Except the subject isn't about some countries, it's about Australia. The people that can be f... morebut the people he is mentioning may include some from other countries complaining about the price of the devices here on this forum. that is still $40 difference for something that is not a necessity. just yesterday, here in the philippines, in the public jeepney we are riding, there was a commotion. later we found out that a hobo was inside, he paid the fare, but no one wants to sit beside him, so the driver wants him out. as soon as my wife heard the reason of the commotion, she told the driver, "that's just P10 ($.25) fare, it won't make you rich". and we paid for the slot so the jeep can move on. imagine $40, that's P2000 here. and these products mentioned are sold here for $40 more. i guess that's why some people here from india and other countries have the same sentiments. even if you are from a rich country, doesn't make you rich. I have a friend whose cousins from australia come here in manila and ask me to take them to Greenhills, a known place for very cheap electronic gadgets. being frugal and fighting for the right to buy cheap ain't bad. it's for us consumers anyways.
AnonD-39334, 12 Feb 2013If the gov't imposes high taxes, there's no other recourse but to put a higher price on these ... moreThe problem is that in Australia:
"Apple generated $6 billion in revenue in 2011 but only paid $40 million in tax - less than one per cent of its turnover"
Basically they are ripping of the consumers and the government.
Anonymous, 11 Feb 2013The same thing is happening all over Europe. The American's seem to think that their dollar ha... moreare you serious? here in slovakia, right in the middle of europe, the price in euros is higher than in dollars and i mean numbers, not value, that's far worse
AJ, 12 Feb 2013you pathetic apple using aristos, just think about the moderate earning people who live among ... moreHuh? An iPhone isn't a necessity, so the price doesn't matter. That's like saying all those people paying high prices for BMWs are sending the price up for the moderate earners. There are other options. BTW prices rise because of inflation and other economic factors, not because a company decide to charge a higher price point.
Anonymous, 11 Feb 2013Why should they lower their prices? There are enough people who are willing to pay those high ... moreyou pathetic apple using aristos, just think about the moderate earning people who live among yourself, dont be so icratic. cos of you the prices standard for all the products starts hitting the sky. it's time to wake up and it's the OZ the first to do so...
The Parliamentary inquiry mostly relates to purchases via download, where there is no physical product involved. On Adobe's US site, a full copy of Photoshop CS5 Extended costs $US699, whereas the same software costs $1519 on its Australian site.
Well, living all together as a nation means you are living socially and that calls for a government which serves socially by protecting its peeople. So there is nothing wrong with Aus government. In fact I think every country should control such companies.Otherwise they will drain peoples blood.
[deleted post]Except the subject isn't about some countries, it's about Australia. The people that can be fed for weeks for $40 aren't using Apple, Microsoft or Adobe products.