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Old 03-21-2011, 05:09 AM   #1
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UK price of iPad2 is £245 on current exchange rates!

Now if only Apple would actually apply the same price in UK and USA. They will probably sell here for £439 for the basic model.

I cant get Apple to sell me an iPad2 in USA and post internationally, any ideas? Apart from a trip to USA
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:05 AM   #2
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The current Apple store US price for the cheapest iPad 2 is $499.
According to xe.com that is £307.
Now add 20% for VAT and you get to £368.
The current Apple store UK price for the cheapest iPad is £329.
I would have though it likely that Apple would do the same in the UK as the US, and sell the iPad 2 at the same prices as the iPad.
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The current Apple store US price for the cheapest iPad 2 is $499.
According to xe.com that is £307.
Now add 20% for VAT and you get to £368.
Yep.

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The current Apple store UK price for the cheapest iPad is £329.
Umm, that's for the iPad1 - they've been reduced pending arrival of the new shiny...

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I would have though it likely that Apple would do the same in the UK as the US, and sell the iPad 2 at the same prices as the iPad.
Agreed; I'd be astonished (but pleased) to see any price cut due to currency fluctuations, but who knows - maybe they'll take it as an opportunity to drop the 16Gb WiFi model to £399 instead of £429 <shrug> Guess we'll find out on Friday
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:35 AM   #4
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OK, colour me astonished: UK prices announced here

Money quote:-

"Pricing & Availability
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK on 25 March for a suggested retail price of...

£399.00 inc VAT (£332.50 ex VAT) for the 16GB model
£479.00 inc VAT (£399.17 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and
£559.00 inc VAT (£465.83 ex VAT) for the 64GB model.

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of...
£499.00 inc VAT (£415.83 ex VAT) for the 16GB model
£579.00 inc VAT (£482.50 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and
£659.00 inc VAT (£549.17 ex VAT) for the 64GB model.

iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April, and in many more countries around the world in the coming months. Further international availability and pricing will be announced at a later date."

Woo and hoo
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OK, colour me astonished: UK prices announced here

Money quote:-

"Pricing & Availability
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK on 25 March for a suggested retail price of...

£399.00 inc VAT (£332.50 ex VAT) for the 16GB model
£479.00 inc VAT (£399.17 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and
£559.00 inc VAT (£465.83 ex VAT) for the 64GB model.

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of...
£499.00 inc VAT (£415.83 ex VAT) for the 16GB model
£579.00 inc VAT (£482.50 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and
£659.00 inc VAT (£549.17 ex VAT) for the 64GB model.

iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April, and in many more countries around the world in the coming months. Further international availability and pricing will be announced at a later date."

Woo and hoo
The 16G/Wifi is around $45 more than here in the States, not counting VAT?
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The 16G/Wifi is around $45 more than here in the States, not counting VAT?
Yep, looks that way; a little over +9%. Seem to remember that iPad1 was around +8% here (UK) when averaged out over all the models, so it looks like they're keeping iPad2 in line, absorbing the VAT increase (20% now vs 17.5% last time) and hitting convenient price-points. To be honest, I don't think they'd have any shortage of buyers if they kept the existing prices, but it's always nice to see things getting "cheaper"
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Now if only Apple would actually apply the same price in UK and USA. They will probably sell here for £439 for the basic model.

I cant get Apple to sell me an iPad2 in USA and post internationally, any ideas? Apart from a trip to USA
There are lots of shipping services.
Add ca. $ 40 for shipping and ca. 10% fee.
Usually you won't save any money by that, but you often can have your gadgets from the US way faster than waiting for introduction in Europe.
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I forgot to check the price, so the heading is wrong, and I forgot about VAT here in UK.

I have decided to buy the kindle 3 so wont be following my interest in the iPad2.
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