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Topic # 78756 7-Mar-2011 23:07
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I am looking to buy my first Ipad

Does anyone know how much the basic 16gb Ipad 2 will cost

I done a straight conversions from $US to $NZ from $US500 and it said $NZ670

But the old one cost more than that can anyone clarify this  

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  Reply # 446482 7-Mar-2011 23:13
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NZ Government adds 15% GST (Goods and Services Tax) to all purchases on top of the increased cost from Apple as shipping to NZ is expensive. You can expect very little fluctuation in the price of iPad 2 compared to the prices of iPad 1....





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  Reply # 446494 8-Mar-2011 00:00
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Are overseas iPads network locked? Could you buy one in Australia, then claim AU GST back when returning to NZ?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 446497 8-Mar-2011 00:09
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Prices in the US are going to be set at the same price as the iPad 1, so it's a safe bet that prices in NZ will be the same or very similar to the price of the iPad 1 here.

Amongst other things, Apple does use the current $NZ-$US exchange rate when setting prices. Exchange rates at the moment are about 2c higher than what they were prior to the iPad 1 being released here in July last year so I'd say there won't be much difference at all, if any.




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  Reply # 446498 8-Mar-2011 00:11
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Ham: Are overseas iPads network locked? Could you buy one in Australia, then claim AU GST back when returning to NZ?


No and yes.

I did exactly this when I bought mine last year - bought in Melbourne, claimed the GST back, saved about $200 doing it this way. 




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  Reply # 446509 8-Mar-2011 06:50
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Ham: Are overseas iPads network locked? Could you buy one in Australia, then claim AU GST back when returning to NZ?


But just remember to factor in paying GST on it if you ship it over (more than $400) or at the airport if you fly (more than $750)


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  Reply # 446556 8-Mar-2011 10:05
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Ham: Are overseas iPads network locked? Could you buy one in Australia, then claim AU GST back when returning to NZ?


But just remember to factor in paying GST on it if you ship it over (more than $400) or at the airport if you fly (more than $750)



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  Reply # 446563 8-Mar-2011 10:13
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tomgeeknz: NZ Government adds 15% GST (Goods and Services Tax) to all purchases on top of the increased cost from Apple as shipping to NZ is expensive. You can expect very little fluctuation in the price of iPad 2 compared to the prices of iPad 1....


But, the US also add sales tax.

So, the price would be US Price - US sales tax * exchange rate = NZ price

Then, add 15% to nz price.

but, stuff in the US is usually cheaper, goods here can be up to 300% more expensive than the US price.  

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  Reply # 446621 8-Mar-2011 12:40
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wreck90:
tomgeeknz: NZ Government adds 15% GST (Goods and Services Tax) to all purchases on top of the increased cost from Apple as shipping to NZ is expensive. You can expect very little fluctuation in the price of iPad 2 compared to the prices of iPad 1....


But, the US also add sales tax.

So, the price would be US Price - US sales tax * exchange rate = NZ price

Then, add 15% to nz price.

but, stuff in the US is usually cheaper, goods here can be up to 300% more expensive than the US price.  


Sales tax isn't factored in when calculating overseas prices because tax rates vary from state to state. 




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  Reply # 446633 8-Mar-2011 12:52
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corksta: Sales tax isn't factored in when calculating overseas prices because tax rates vary from state to state. 


Well it's more so because tax isn't charged on exports I'd imagine.

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  Reply # 446651 8-Mar-2011 14:15
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wreck90:
tomgeeknz: NZ Government adds 15% GST (Goods and Services Tax) to all purchases on top of the increased cost from Apple as shipping to NZ is expensive. You can expect very little fluctuation in the price of iPad 2 compared to the prices of iPad 1....


But, the US also add sales tax.

So, the price would be US Price - US sales tax * exchange rate = NZ price

Then, add 15% to nz price.

but, stuff in the US is usually cheaper, goods here can be up to 300% more expensive than the US price.  


to be a bit more specific,  US prices are almost always quoted excluding sales tax.  NZ prices are quoted including sales tax, sot he $499USD  quoted in the media is excluding sales tax.

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  Reply # 446654 8-Mar-2011 14:20
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I would imagine it will be the same price as the original RRP for the first generation iPads, if not slightly more.

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  Reply # 446672 8-Mar-2011 15:25
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The most interesting thing is going to be the Australian pricing. With the Aussie dollar now worth more than the greenback, does that mean iPad 2 will start at $499 AUD?

Would be cheeky of Apple not to do so, considering they've always gone with the "exchange rate at the time of release" formula for international pricing. 

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  Reply # 446678 8-Mar-2011 15:36
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Benjip: The most interesting thing is going to be the Australian pricing. With the Aussie dollar now worth more than the greenback, does that mean iPad 2 will start at $499 AUD?

Would be cheeky of Apple not to do so, considering they've always gone with the "exchange rate at the time of release" formula for international pricing. 


They still have the "high shipping costs due to price of fuel" excuse Tongue out 

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  Reply # 446695 8-Mar-2011 16:36
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Benjip: The most interesting thing is going to be the Australian pricing. With the Aussie dollar now worth more than the greenback, does that mean iPad 2 will start at $499 AUD?
 


No, because in OZ  ( and most other countries with uniform VAT/GST rates) they advertise GST inclusive pricing,

As for the Ozzy$ being at par, well the poor old Canadians got screwed for a long time when the looney first reached par, but it does seem that they are getting a decent rate now, ( New entry level MB Pro US 1199, CAD 1249 )

but OZ are still getting right royally porked thou, $1399 AUD for the same machine.

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  Reply # 446747 8-Mar-2011 19:50
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Benjip: The most interesting thing is going to be the Australian pricing. With the Aussie dollar now worth more than the greenback, does that mean iPad 2 will start at $499 AUD?

Would be cheeky of Apple not to do so, considering they've always gone with the "exchange rate at the time of release" formula for international pricing. 



They still have the "high shipping costs due to price of fuel" excuse Tongue out 


As these aren't made in the US then the US price should be higher for the same reason... mmmmmm?




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