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    iPhone price FURY as Brits get ripped off by up to 250 compared to Americans.

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    papa_umau
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    iPhone price FURY as Brits get ripped off by up to 250 compared to Americans.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 06 Nov 2018, 11:46 am

    RETAIL RIP-OFF iPhone price FURY as Brits get ripped off by up to 250 compared to Americans on new Apple gadgets.

    Huge premiums are being tacked onto UK prices for the new iPhone and Apple Watch models.

    BRITS are paying up to 250 extra for their new iPhones compared to American buyers.

    Apple's pricing strategy for the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR means all new models cost more in the UK versus Apple's American home turf.

    Compare the prices on each of these Apple phones in the Sun Newspaper HERE




    This old nut raises it's head again.

    Why we should pay much more for the same bits of kit than the Americans do I have no clue.


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    Re: iPhone price FURY as Brits get ripped off by up to 250 compared to Americans.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 08 Nov 2018, 11:31 am

    We need to take into thoughts that the exchange rate makes things prices differently in Britain as in America, but even after taking this into consideration we STILL pay more for the same items than the Americans do.
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    Re: iPhone price FURY as Brits get ripped off by up to 250 compared to Americans.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 09 Nov 2018, 12:13 pm

    Yes, you are so right Zath''.

    The one that really gets my goat is the cost of road-fuels in America as opposed to Britain.

    Here is something I found out today:

    A Brit asked about the price of fuel in the USA.

    When we were in Colorado last September, unleaded petrol was $4.59 a gallon. Taking all the conversion factors into account, including smaller US gallons, that equates to about 76 pence per litre. Currently, unleaded in the UK is about 1.40 per litre.

    Considering the exchange rates and the smaller US gallon we are STILL getting ripped off for the cost of road-fuels.

    Every time I see this I congratulate myself on buying an electric car.


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    Re: iPhone price FURY as Brits get ripped off by up to 250 compared to Americans.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 10 Nov 2018, 12:00 pm

    That is the main reason I refuse to buy an Apple phone.

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    Re: iPhone price FURY as Brits get ripped off by up to 250 compared to Americans.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 11 Nov 2018, 11:49 am

    Although all of my family have i-phones, I too resist having to pay for such outrageous contracts to get them.

    In fact, I have saved myself a fortune on smart-phone costs by going PAYG.



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    Re: iPhone price FURY as Brits get ripped off by up to 250 compared to Americans.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Fri 28 Dec 2018, 2:13 pm

    I don't like Apple products and won't have them.
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    Re: iPhone price FURY as Brits get ripped off by up to 250 compared to Americans.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 29 Dec 2018, 11:46 am

    It appears that we are not followers of fashion as we are in the minority when it comes to buying Apple products.

    Personally, I like it that way.


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