Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Apr 2006 14:05 UTC, submitted by CrimsonScythe
Apple The 17" MacBook Pro has just been released. The 17" model has Firewire 800 and 8x dual layer Superdrive, both of which the 15.4" version lacks. The new MacBook Pro was presented during the NAB2006. The machine will cost $2799,- in the US, or round and about EUR 2879,- (differs per country) in the EU, or GBP 1999,- if you live in the UK.
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US vs EU prices
by mini-me on Mon 24th Apr 2006 15:47 UTC
mini-me
Member since:
2005-07-06

WOW!
The Europeans are getting screwed.
I hope the EU price INCLUDES the VAT that they have to pay. The price in Euros should be less than the price in dollars

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RE: US vs EU prices
by Mark0 on Mon 24th Apr 2006 16:24 in reply to "US vs EU prices"
Mark0 Member since:
2005-08-11

Yes, Apple Store prices in Italy at least are IVA (your VAT) included.

Bye!

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RE: US vs EU prices
by stew on Mon 24th Apr 2006 16:24 in reply to "US vs EU prices"
stew Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, the EU prices include taxes (which are usually higher than US sales tax - e.g. Germany has 16%, most states north of it have even more).

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RE[2]: US vs EU prices
by Gryzor on Mon 24th Apr 2006 16:48 in reply to "RE: US vs EU prices"
Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

Spain too. 16%. Included tho.

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RE: US vs EU prices
by Dubhthach on Mon 24th Apr 2006 18:25 in reply to "US vs EU prices"
Dubhthach Member since:
2006-01-12

According to Apple's online Irish store the price ex. VAT is 2,420.66 euro. Now if i go over to http://xe.com/pca and do a conversion into dollar that adds up to:
$3,003.64 ex. VAT a difference of about 200 dollars for the US price! so yeah EU customers are been charged extra by Apple, nothing new there though!

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RE[2]: US vs EU prices
by shotsman on Mon 24th Apr 2006 18:30 in reply to "RE: US vs EU prices"
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2005-07-22

Remember that the US price is BEFORE sales tax which varies from state to state.

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RE[2]: US vs EU prices
by rayiner on Mon 24th Apr 2006 18:42 in reply to "RE: US vs EU prices"
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

Entertaining that EU folks get gouged by Apple. Especially since they ship their machines from China!

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