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Old Apr 5th, 2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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What's up with Canada/USA pricing?

I'm trying to mkae sense of the pricing between Canad and the USA, and there seems to be a wide discrepancy depending onthe product.

For example, in the USA, the 15" rMBP with nVidia graphics and the 5K Retina iMac are both $2449. In Canada, the 5k iMac is $2749, but the rMBP is $3049. Why the $300 difference?

Granted, the rMBP is more inline with the current exchange rate, but it seems odd that the % increase is different for diferent products. Perhaps they assume the Pro market that will buy the rMBP is less price-sensitive?

But then the Mac Pro is even less of a difference percentage-wise, from $2999 to $3299.

There is just no logic to the recent price adjustment...
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Old Apr 5th, 2015, 11:56 AM   #2
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Apple normally only adjusts pricing on new SKUs. The Retina iMacs will receive a price adjustment, one way or the other, when they're next revised. The dollar wasn't as far down back in October, when the 5k iMac was released.
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Old Apr 5th, 2015, 06:29 PM   #3
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Apple normally only adjusts pricing on new SKUs. The Retina iMacs will receive a price adjustment, one way or the other, when they're next revised. The dollar wasn't as far down back in October, when the 5k iMac was released.
As far as I know, the price increase was across most, if not all SKUs. iPhones are up, the 15" rMBP went up a lot and is not a new SKU either, nor is the Mac Pro (which is still up, though not by much).
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As far as I know, the price increase was across most, if not all SKUs. iPhones are up, the 15" rMBP went up a lot and is not a new SKU either, nor is the Mac Pro (which is still up, though not by much).
You're right. My iPhone 6 plus is now almost $150 more than it was when I bought it!
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Old Apr 5th, 2015, 09:43 PM   #5
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You're right. My iPhone 6 plus is now almost $150 more than it was when I bought it!
That's the difference between a dollar at 0.91 vs 0.78
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Old Apr 6th, 2015, 03:42 AM   #6
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Apple normally only adjusts pricing on new SKUs. The Retina iMacs will receive a price adjustment, one way or the other, when they're next revised. The dollar wasn't as far down back in October, when the 5k iMac was released.
Normally thats how it goes, but a when the new MacBook and MacBook Air was announced a few weeks back, everything Apple makes went up in price in Canada even their cables and other accessories.
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Old Apr 6th, 2015, 08:35 AM   #7
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Normally thats how it goes, but a when the new MacBook and MacBook Air was announced a few weeks back, everything Apple makes went up in price in Canada even their cables and other accessories.
So it seems. I guess they didn't want to to wait out the refresh cycle to recoup the exchange difference.
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All this pricing delta feels like Apple circa 2000 - or very early 2000s. Those were not fun times...
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