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In australia every shaft shafts you

incompetency is every where, just look at the ministry cabinet. back stabbers everywhere and ministers are there to look after their own pockets only
post #12 of 58
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Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

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Their excuse is what I love the most.
We're going to raise prices based on currency fluctuations.

I'm curious what @steelbom thinks.


EDIT --- To be clear the price increase is only for Australia.
Haha? I think it sucks. But I wouldn't blame Apple if it's because of the Australian dollar dropping.

If I remember correctly prices used to be more expensive and then our dollar went up and then app prices went down.
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Well aren't apps in the EU area also has that cost difference?
0.99p is about 1.3 us dollar. And since apple is avoiding tax pretty much everywhere, everyone except the US are getting the shaft when it comes to prices.
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In australia every shaft shafts you
incompetency is every where, just look at the ministry cabinet. back stabbers everywhere and ministers are there to look after their own pockets only

I think all goverments are like that
    
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haha, first you cant go walking around outside without 5ft wide spider eating your children.
then you have to pay like 50% over for media.
now stupid smartphone and tablet apps are going up.
sorry australia.
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Poor aussies. Always getting the shortest stick in terms of pricing not to mention all the ridiculous censorship laws.
    
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Why are people throwing a fit about this? This is normal currency conversation, if I am reading this correctly...

The AUS dollar has dropped in value, Apps are sold at US pricing; so naturally you are going to have to pay more AUS in order to obtain it. I don't think people would be throwing the fit if it went the other way.

Yea, it sucks in the end, but its simply business and math.
    
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Why are people throwing a fit about this? This is normal currency conversation, if I am reading this correctly...

The AUS dollar has dropped in value, Apps are sold at US pricing; so naturally you are going to have to pay more AUS in order to obtain it. I don't think people would be throwing the fit if it went the other way.

Yea, it sucks in the end, but its simply business and math.

It is because it is Apple. Posters on OCN love to hate on Apple for any retarded reason they can come up with, even though there are always other direct competitors doing the same darn thing.
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post #19 of 58
It is cheaper to fly to US than buy Adobe software in Australia
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You could fly to the US, purchase the software in LA and fly home and it would still cost less than purchasing it outright in Australia.


But Apple is evil over 30 cents.
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Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

Why are people throwing a fit about this? This is normal currency conversation, if I am reading this correctly...

The AUS dollar has dropped in value, Apps are sold at US pricing; so naturally you are going to have to pay more AUS in order to obtain it. I don't think people would be throwing the fit if it went the other way.

Yea, it sucks in the end, but its simply business and math.

Pricing in Canada should increase also. Aud > CDN
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