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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:25 PM

Yes folks it's time to buy your apple gear and save some $$$$.

A lot of people don't follow the stock market, or watch the Aussie $, which can be rather costly, in the last 10 days the good old Aussie dollar has nose dived from a high of $1.10, to $1.02, which is roughly 10%, and with everybody's friend swanny about to bring the books back into the black, you can be guaranteed the dollar will dive further in the next 24 hours.

So you can guess what's that's going to do to the price of your favorite apple goodies, either in a few weeks, or as soon as there is a model upgrade.

Yes they are going to Go Up, so if you want to save a buck, this is probably a pretty darn good time.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:48 PM

When the Aussie dollar was strong, the argument against lowering prices was that there were other factors considered when setting regional pricing.

Additionally, we got cheaper prices around the time the dollar hit parity. Apple wouldn't have cut their margin so far as to necessitate a price rise should the Aussie dollar falter a little.

I think the dollar would need to fall well below parity before a price rise.

That being said, most companies are slow to pass on savings, but lightning fast to pass on costs.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

I can't see apple raising the price.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:22 PM

If the dollar drops, what choice do they have ? It's just simple economics.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:25 PM

Well, it all depends o how far it drops.

Wasn't there a big kerfuffle the other day over the fact that Apple tends to leave the money in local markets to avoid being taxed again by returning it to the US? I can't see exchange rate being a huge factor for Apple.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:25 PM

Apple arnt in a habit of raising their prices. Apple give usually for more for less (or the same) with their pricing of new products. If the dollar drops the price will stay as it is. I can't see the price of an iPad going up just because the dollar changed.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:40 PM

Price changes usually happen with product refreshes so with Mac updates around the corner it's possible.
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