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Topic # 87392 27-Jul-2011 22:04
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Just wondering if anybody has any knowledge of iPad pricing. With the strong NZD at the moment, the US price is considerably cheaper than it is here. When will they re-price the iPad? Will it be at the release of the iPad 3, which I assume will be early next year? It seems pretty much all the retailers here are much the same price, it appears nobody parallel imports them?
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  Reply # 498722 27-Jul-2011 22:12
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Apple lock their pricing down so you won't get one anywhere at a cheaper price, and you cannot buy one from the US or UK directly as they wont ship them out of the country.

Best bet is to take a holiday and buy one yourself or get a friend/relative/3rd party provider to ship one for you, and hope you don't get stung by customs for extra costs.

I doubt the iPad 3 will be out anytime soon, but with Apple you never know.




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  Reply # 498724 27-Jul-2011 22:16
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I will be there in 5 weeks I might consider the iPad2

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 498738 27-Jul-2011 22:52
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Apple generally locks in their pricing when they release new models, in part using the current NZ$-US$ exchange rate as a guide, hence why the MBA, Mac mini, and Thunderbolt Display all received price drops.

It's a safe bet you won't see a reduction in iPad price before the next model is released.

It goes both ways though, if the exchange rate quickly dropped to 60c as an example, the current iPad price would remain the same, but would likely increase in price when the next model came out.




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  Reply # 498739 27-Jul-2011 22:54
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johnr: I will be there in 5 weeks I might consider the iPad2


What cities you going to John? 



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  Reply # 498775 28-Jul-2011 07:28
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corksta: Apple generally locks in their pricing when they release new models, in part using the current NZ$-US$ exchange rate as a guide, hence why the MBA, Mac mini, and Thunderbolt Display all received price drops.

It's a safe bet you won't see a reduction in iPad price before the next model is released.

It goes both ways though, if the exchange rate quickly dropped to 60c as an example, the current iPad price would remain the same, but would likely increase in price when the next model came out.


Thanks, I thought maybe that was how they would set there prices.  Good to know.

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  Reply # 498787 28-Jul-2011 08:32
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Personally I'd wait for the ipad 3 ... just for the higher pixel density.

But, perhaps the NZ ipad 3 price will drop if the USD exc. rate holds up. As said above, they set & hold the price according to the prevailing exchange rate at the time the product hits the market.

Regarding buying in the US...maybe I have to take the kids to disneyland next year he he. Kill 2 birds with one stone.


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Reply # 498804 28-Jul-2011 09:24
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tdgeek:
johnr: I will be there in 5 weeks I might consider the iPad2


What cities you going to John??


San Fran - New York - Vegas - LA

If you want me to pick up a contract that weighs 20kg you are out of luck

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  Reply # 498812 28-Jul-2011 09:34
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johnr:
tdgeek:
johnr: I will be there in 5 weeks I might consider the iPad2


What cities you going to John??


San Fran - New York - Vegas - LA

If you want me to pick up a contract that weighs 20kg you are out of luck


Hee, no. I've been to those cities if you want any ideas of things to see, hints , etc

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  Reply # 498817 28-Jul-2011 09:47
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Sure sounds good pass over some ideas, john (Dot) reader (At) vodafone (dot) com

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  Reply # 498824 28-Jul-2011 09:58
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johnr: Sure sounds good pass over some ideas, john (Dot) reader (At) vodafone (dot) com



Will do John, from home tonite

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  Reply # 499461 29-Jul-2011 15:07
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iPad3 is not yet released.
Have you looked at RIM playbook or the Samsung tablet?

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  Reply # 499482 29-Jul-2011 16:08
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I have often wondered about Apples price fixing. Centralised price fixing is illegal in NZ, I wonder how they continue
to get away with their pricing policies. 




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  Reply # 499500 29-Jul-2011 16:48
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gpsskimaps: iPad3 is not yet released.
Have you looked at RIM playbook or the Samsung tablet?


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  Reply # 499501 29-Jul-2011 17:04
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KiwiNZ: I have often wondered about Apples price fixing. Centralised price fixing is illegal in NZ, I wonder how they continue
to get away with their pricing policies. 


It's not really price fixing if you provide a RRP and then have such slim retailer margins that if they discount they are making nothing out of it. That and likely 'no discount' rules if you want to be a reseller.  Scarcity will also mean prices won't come down.  I believe the iPad is being priced at the moment to undermine the opposition tablets.  And don't forget that quite often state and federal taxes need to be added to the US price.




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  Reply # 500160 1-Aug-2011 08:40
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Its fixed to the exchange rate on release day. always has in the past and probably will be in the future, price adjustments are few and far in between.

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