I think you're mistaken on the price there. Take a look at this:tRoG said:Aye, I was hoping for that price mark, but with the current exchange rates (The USD being worth only about 55p) it's £135.
Just going on what I'm told by Apple's UK PR and the press brief I was sent last night during the launches.4GB, 15GB, 20GB or 40GB hard disk drive
Likewise people over here forget to include state sales tax which is only calculated at the checkout itself.DaGaffer said:Very nice, might have even got one if I hadn't bought myself a full size iPod this Christmas.
On the pricing front, everyone always forgets that prices on US websites are always tax free (no VAT on online orders in the States) but inc. VAT in the UK, so you're never making a direct comparison.
15GB iPod - $300 in the US - £250 in the UK (ex VAT - £213)
30GB iPod - $400 in the US - £300 in the UK (ex VAT - £255)
40GB iPod - $500 in the US - £400 in the UK (ex VAT - £340)
Looking at this way the prices are a lot closer between the US and UK, between $1.4 and $1.56 to the Pound, which is where the exchange rate had been hovering for quite a while until very recently (dollar's v.weak at the moment).
Exactly - that was my point, price differentials aren't as much as you think when you compare like for like. Americans are lucky that they don't have to pay any state sales tax when they buy online, but I don't think that state of affairs will last for much longer.Xavier said:Likewise people over here forget to include state sales tax which is only calculated at the checkout itself.