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Topic # 65292 1-Aug-2010 23:19
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Curious at how the price of an iPhone 4 from the NZ Apple Online store stacks up? Below is a comparison of prices for all countries where it is currently available to be purchased outright. 

Included are both inclusive and exclusive GST/VAT prices given the excl GST/VAT price is probably the best like for like comparison. NZ doesn't fare particularly well, although the Aussie's hardly have it much better. 

Cheapest Countries:
 - Canada
 - Hong Kong
 - Singapore


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  Reply # 361261 1-Aug-2010 23:22
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Here it is working as your link is dead





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  Reply # 361264 1-Aug-2010 23:24
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Thanks - have updated now.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 361285 2-Aug-2010 01:02
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Pity I don't have a spare $1043 floating around, I'm in Canada right now argh!

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  Reply # 361312 2-Aug-2010 07:37
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You need to be careful when buying overseas as a lot of countries lock their iPhones...

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  Reply # 361315 2-Aug-2010 07:55
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Outright purchases are always from Apple, and comes officially unlocked (the only exception I can think of is the US where Apple sells direct but locked to AT&T).

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  Reply # 361317 2-Aug-2010 08:04
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Good job. Much like any such analysis (sadly) all it does it confirm how badly screwed we get for pricing :(

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  Reply # 361332 2-Aug-2010 08:34
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gurthang117: Pity I don't have a spare $1043 floating around, I'm in Canada right now argh!

Well luckily enough I do and am flying to Vancouver on Wednesday. Just a matter of if they have any stock left!

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  Reply # 361347 2-Aug-2010 09:06
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So going by that chart there would be no point me getting one in Aussie when we pass through this weekend?




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  Reply # 361349 2-Aug-2010 09:14
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ZollyMonsta: So going by that chart there would be no point me getting one in Aussie when we pass through this weekend?

I'd be surprised if they had any stock but if they did you could save yourself 10% with the GST refund program (or whatever it is called). When you leave at the airport you can go to the window and get the reciept verified and have the GST you paid (10% in auzzie) refunded.

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  Reply # 361354 2-Aug-2010 09:19
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ZollyMonsta: So going by that chart there would be no point me getting one in Aussie when we pass through this weekend?


If you do get one in Austraila you are able to claim the GST with proof of purchase through the tourist refund scheme. (that is if you can find a store that still has them in stock)

To claim a refund you must:


  • Spend $300 or more in the one store and get a single tax invoice

  • Buy goods no more than 30 days before departure

  • Wear or carry the goods on board and present them along with your tax invoice, passport and boarding pass to a TRS facility


I think aussie GST is about 10%, so you could knock $100 off purchase price.

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  Reply # 361375 2-Aug-2010 09:53
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Thing is about buying in Aussie is that they will not sell to you if you can't pay by credit card. And you aren't covered by the CGA. And good luck finding stock.

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Yeah it seems it wouldn't be worth it, for the saving of $100... 




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  Reply # 361387 2-Aug-2010 10:07
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ahmad: Good job. Much like any such analysis (sadly) all it does it confirm how badly screwed we get for pricing :(


really?

sure, Canada, HK and Singapore are quite a bit cheaper, but the rest of the countries the difference is marginal - mostly no more than 5%.

A simple ranking doesn't really tell you much. No of S.D. above the mean would be a better indication

I wouldn't say that sort of difference represents being badly screwed when you consider our geographical isolation and size.

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  Reply # 361404 2-Aug-2010 10:28
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I am fairly sure the Canadian prices are missing their Harmonized Sales Tax, which is around 15% in most provinces, but it varies, so I think the quoted price is Exc tax.

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  Reply # 361417 2-Aug-2010 10:49
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And don't forget that you're trading off your AppleCare Warranty for iPhone as iPhone device is the only device in Apple product range that have limited (geographical specific) warranty.




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