iXperia 4eva, 11 Feb 2013for Apple... Viva Android phones! for Microsoft.... Viva cracked Microsoft software so no bother!I guess if you ok with stealing...........
Luckily iPad price in Malaysia is the cheapest compare to other due to our Government waive all taxes for gadget ..
I've lived in Australia all my life and I've definitely noticed that prices for technology products are pretty damn high in Australia. I usually go overseas at the end of the year to Hong Kong where I buy most of my mobile devices, computer parts and any other technology needs. I even get a better contract offer if I buy a phone outright somewhere else than if I were to go on a regular 2-year contract.
This doesn't just have to do with Apple, Microsoft and Adobe but rather pretty much everything here. It's ridiculous. I remember seeing a news report saying that Christmas sales were low because everyone was buying online which makes more sense since you could be saving hundreds of dollars. Something they need to fix especially since the Australian dollar is doing pretty well.
for Apple... Viva Android phones!
for Microsoft.... Viva cracked Microsoft software
so no bother!
Good job australian parliament.
We should not buy such products.
Iphone 5 costs $649 = Rs.32500 (approx.) in USA & same iphone 5 costs Rs.46900 = $940 (approx.) in India.
Zeeg, 11 Feb 2013I wish Portuguese court would do the same to Apple. They defending them self with High wages i... moreYou only buy it if you want to.
Nobody forces you to.
I think those products are obviously overpriced and not worth it but then again, you only buy them if you want.
They are not necessities, they are superfluous things.
You buy them because you want it (desire them) not because you need it
Same goes as Malaysia. Supposed there is no tax charged for smartphone and tablets. But the companies such as Apple, Samsung, Sony and Asus are selling their smartphones and tablets same price as the one with the tax charged in other country. Sigh*
It's be nice if the Vietnamese Court does the same thing to Apple in Australia. Apple's products are very over price compare to all other company even better quality than Apple... I support Australia Court idead.....
Maybe the parliament people can't afford them and this is the best opportunity to fleece something :P
did large markets have any role in pricing?,then iphone 5 should only cost $100 in india.....funny thing is that even at $1000 there are people who always buy 'iproducts'
If they're comparing the price to that of US, then isn't the paragraph where it says the "companies are complaining..." sufficient enough? If its just the price in general, then all three companies should be made to explain themselves in europe, US, down under... actually everywhere!
I wish Portuguese court would do the same to Apple. They defending them self with High wages in Australia, but what about Portugal? Here wages are far lower but prices are much higher, cheapest iPad4 casts 499 USD in US and 509 Euro (680 USD) in Portugal, it's 36% difference.
Anonymous, 11 Feb 2013"even jail terms" Cook and Ballmer, who will get the upper berth?Both are them! lol :D