Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [Sydney Morning Herald] Apple to raise app prices (In Australia) by up to 30 per cent
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Sydney Morning Herald] Apple to raise app prices (In Australia) by up to 30 per cent - Page 3

post #21 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dyson Poindexter View Post

It is cheaper to fly to US than buy Adobe software in Australia
But Apple is evil over 30 cents.

Hahaha, that article is trash as well.

It doesn't account for sales tax of the software purchase itself; at the time I believe it was 8.75% in California. The hotel stay in California, transportation to get to the software, food costs, etc, etc.

Sensational article is sensational.

But, yea, you are correct. According to many Apple is evil over $0.30, even though they have a perfectly legitimate reason for it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5820K AsRock Extreme6 X99 Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Windforce OC 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB - HDD Speed Edtition Samsung SM951 512 GB - I still hate Samsung!  Noctua NHD14 Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Overlord Computer Tempest X27OC  Acer Predator XB270HU Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic X-1250 Fractal Design R5 Razer Naga Razer Goliathus Alpha 
AudioAudio
AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition Creative Sound Blaster Zx 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5820K AsRock Extreme6 X99 Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Windforce OC 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB - HDD Speed Edtition Samsung SM951 512 GB - I still hate Samsung!  Noctua NHD14 Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Overlord Computer Tempest X27OC  Acer Predator XB270HU Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic X-1250 Fractal Design R5 Razer Naga Razer Goliathus Alpha 
AudioAudio
AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition Creative Sound Blaster Zx 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22 of 58
So... What exactly is the problem? I mean, yes, it sucks, but they have a perfectly valid reason for this. I can definitely see an issue if a dev requests a price not be raised or something and Apple does so anyway, but this isn't some sort of conspiracy to screw over Australia more than it already has been (sorry guys! frown.gif)
Triumvirate
(20 items)
 
Osmium
(8 items)
 
For Sale: [FS] Z97 system: Xeon and RAM
$160 (USD) or best offer
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-5775C ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 Sapphire RX 480 (reference) MSI Low-Profile 750Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Platinum - 2x8GB Crucial M500 - 960GB Samsung 840 - 250GB WD Scorpio Blue - 1TB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
ADATA SP900 - 64GB Scythe BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B PNY Quadro 600 blower Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
ASUS VE247H - 1080p Gateway FPD1960 - 1280x1024 Samsung S20D300 - 900p, portrait Rosewill RK9000I - Cherry MX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseOther
Rosewill HIVE 650W Riotoro CR1080 SteelSeries Rival 100 CyberPower 1500PFCLCD 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A10-7870K ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ G.Skill Ripjaws X - 2x4GB @ 2400MT/s Samsung 840 120GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Evercool EC-HPS-810CP Windows 7 Pro 64-bit PicoPSU-120-WI-25 Mini-Box M350 
  hide details  
Reply
Triumvirate
(20 items)
 
Osmium
(8 items)
 
For Sale: [FS] Z97 system: Xeon and RAM
$160 (USD) or best offer
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-5775C ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 Sapphire RX 480 (reference) MSI Low-Profile 750Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Platinum - 2x8GB Crucial M500 - 960GB Samsung 840 - 250GB WD Scorpio Blue - 1TB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
ADATA SP900 - 64GB Scythe BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B PNY Quadro 600 blower Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
ASUS VE247H - 1080p Gateway FPD1960 - 1280x1024 Samsung S20D300 - 900p, portrait Rosewill RK9000I - Cherry MX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseOther
Rosewill HIVE 650W Riotoro CR1080 SteelSeries Rival 100 CyberPower 1500PFCLCD 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A10-7870K ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ G.Skill Ripjaws X - 2x4GB @ 2400MT/s Samsung 840 120GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Evercool EC-HPS-810CP Windows 7 Pro 64-bit PicoPSU-120-WI-25 Mini-Box M350 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

Hahaha, that article is trash as well.

It doesn't account for sales tax of the software purchase itself; at the time I believe it was 8.75% in California. The hotel stay in California, transportation to get to the software, food costs, etc, etc.

Sensational article is sensational.

But, yea, you are correct. According to many Apple is evil over $0.30, even though they have a perfectly legitimate reason for it.

That isn't entirely fair, our dollar didn't drop by that much. Our dollar is currently 8 cents below parity, even if you take it from the highest our dollar was ever worth it has only dropped 18 cents from there which is 16% of its original worth. These % changes do not equate to the amount apple is price adjusting, this is stock standard over charging Australians, having said that I believe our average pay is higher to make up for our higher costs of living.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 4670k ASRock Z87 Killer Sapphire 7970 Gigabyte 7970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial Ballistix Tracer Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Custom Waterloop Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
AOC 24" AOC 24" AOC 24" WASD Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Bitfenix Ronin Corsair M95 Artisan HEIN 
Audio
Corsair Vengeance 2000 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 4670k ASRock Z87 Killer Sapphire 7970 Gigabyte 7970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial Ballistix Tracer Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Custom Waterloop Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
AOC 24" AOC 24" AOC 24" WASD Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Bitfenix Ronin Corsair M95 Artisan HEIN 
Audio
Corsair Vengeance 2000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 58
Oh how i'm loving Australia! Cost of living going up, but pay staying the same biggrin.gif
post #25 of 58
Thread Starter 
@PostalTwinkie OC'ing Noob

Using the same analogies do you know how expensive software should be in Mexico? Russia?


I don't have a problem with Apple, I have a problem with what they've done. They've used currency fluctuation to manipulate prices. When apple lowered the prices 2 years ago they actually lowered it by LESS than the fluctuation. So they actually GAINED a profit. Now they've RAISED the price by twice the amount of the fluctuation. Sure. It's only 30 cents..... times 600 million apps.


I also have a problem with the fact they do it in Australia but not in countries like CANADA (who also had a recent drop against the dollar) and MEXICO and RUSSIA which have just historically done piss poor against the dollar. While keeping prices LOW in Japan which has historically done very well against the dollar.




Let me reiterate for those of you with reading problems. I have no problem with Apple raising prices. Hell I have no problem with them raising and lowering prices in accordance to market fluctuations of currencies. I have a problem when they single out Australia and on top of that do it in a manner where the consumer gets screwed both times.


I've launched attacks against other companies as well... Seagate, Western Digital, ASUS and many many others. Just because you think I am bashing apple like some hate train fan boy doesn't make what they did right or ethical. So please, leave your white knight defense of apple and accusations of me hating because it's cool at the door. I was hating because it was unethical and trashy what they just did.
Edited by Darkpriest667 - 4/3/14 at 4:09pm
 
4th time
(18 items)
 
3rd time
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k ASrock x99 Fatal1ty professional Gigabyte 1080 ti Corsair Vengeance DDR4 CAS 15 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 850 1TB SSD Corsair 110i GTX Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Acer 24 inch IPS 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Acer 24 inch IPS Acer 24 inch IPS Samsung 40 inch Corsair Strafe RGB MX cherry blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX1000i Corsair Air 540 Corsair M65 RGB  Razer Manticor  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASROCK Fatal1ty p67 EVGA GTX 980 SC 16380 MBMBDDR3-SDRAM (Gskill) 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung HD103SJ x 2 Samsung 850 EVO  Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Samsung - LN40D550 - 40" LCD TV - 1080p ACER R240HY ACER R240HY ACER R240HY 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
razer black widow Corsair TX850 Coolermaster HAF 932 CM Storm Recon 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
955 MSI 870S-G54 2 x 6850 HIS IceQ-x 8 Gigabytes Gskill 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB zalman 90mm Windows Ultimate x64 LG 47'  
MonitorPowerCase
Vizio 37' E370L  OCZ Modstream 700W Logisys CS888CL 
  hide details  
Reply
 
4th time
(18 items)
 
3rd time
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k ASrock x99 Fatal1ty professional Gigabyte 1080 ti Corsair Vengeance DDR4 CAS 15 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 850 1TB SSD Corsair 110i GTX Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Acer 24 inch IPS 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Acer 24 inch IPS Acer 24 inch IPS Samsung 40 inch Corsair Strafe RGB MX cherry blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX1000i Corsair Air 540 Corsair M65 RGB  Razer Manticor  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASROCK Fatal1ty p67 EVGA GTX 980 SC 16380 MBMBDDR3-SDRAM (Gskill) 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung HD103SJ x 2 Samsung 850 EVO  Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Samsung - LN40D550 - 40" LCD TV - 1080p ACER R240HY ACER R240HY ACER R240HY 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
razer black widow Corsair TX850 Coolermaster HAF 932 CM Storm Recon 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
955 MSI 870S-G54 2 x 6850 HIS IceQ-x 8 Gigabytes Gskill 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB zalman 90mm Windows Ultimate x64 LG 47'  
MonitorPowerCase
Vizio 37' E370L  OCZ Modstream 700W Logisys CS888CL 
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

@PostalTwinkie OC'ing Noob

Using the same analogies do you know how expensive software should be in Mexico? Russia?


I don't have a problem with Apple, I have a problem with what they've done. They've used currency fluctuation to manipulate prices. When apple lowered the prices 2 years ago they actually lowered it by LESS than the fluctuation. So they actually GAINED a profit. Now they've RAISED the price by twice the amount of the fluctuation. Sure. It's only 30 cents..... times 600 million apps.


I also have a problem with the fact they do it in Australia but not in countries like CANADA (who also had a recent drop against the dollar) and MEXICO and RUSSIA which have just historically done piss poor against the dollar. While keeping prices LOW in Japan which has historically done very well against the dollar.




Let me reiterate for those of you with reading problems. I have no problem with Apple raising prices. Hell I have no problem with them raising and lowering prices in accordance to market fluctuations of currencies. I have a problem when they single out Australia and on top of that do it in a manner where the consumer gets screwed both times.


I've launched attacks against other companies as well... Seagate, Western Digital, ASUS and many many others. Just because you think I am bashing apple like some hate train fan boy doesn't make what they did right or ethical. So please, leave your white knight defense of apple and accusations of me hating because it's cool at the door. I was hating because it was unethical and trashy what they just did.

You need to calm down and step away from the edge friend. Never in a single one of my posts here have I accused you of being hater. Hell, I never even mentioned your name! It is a FACT that when Apple's name is involved, the thread is full of brainless haters with off-topic dumb remarks. If it is ANY OTHER COMPANY involved, the thread ends in about 3-4 pages usually. Now getting back on topic, EVERY COMPANY does this to Australia. I personally think it is due to their very corporate unfriendly laws for consumers that encourage companies to shaft them.
Biggie Smalls
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K Asus P8Z77-M EVGA Titan X Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 Pro Samsung 850 Pro Western Digital Black Caviar 64MB Cache Western Digital Black Caviar 64MB Cache 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Bluray Combo Drive Corsair H50 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell UltraSharp U3415W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 4 Blue/Red Corsair AX860 Corsair Obsidian 350D Razer Deathadder Chroma 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
fUnc Mouse Mat Grace m9xx DAC/AMP ELAC B6 Schiit Lyr 2 
AudioAudio
Fostex TH-X00 (ebony cups with detachable cable... Sennheiser HD650 
  hide details  
Reply
Biggie Smalls
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K Asus P8Z77-M EVGA Titan X Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 Pro Samsung 850 Pro Western Digital Black Caviar 64MB Cache Western Digital Black Caviar 64MB Cache 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Bluray Combo Drive Corsair H50 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell UltraSharp U3415W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 4 Blue/Red Corsair AX860 Corsair Obsidian 350D Razer Deathadder Chroma 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
fUnc Mouse Mat Grace m9xx DAC/AMP ELAC B6 Schiit Lyr 2 
AudioAudio
Fostex TH-X00 (ebony cups with detachable cable... Sennheiser HD650 
  hide details  
Reply
post #27 of 58
Surely it costs Apple so much more to send data packets over the internet all the way to Australia rolleyes.gif
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gigabyte 780 OC Gigabyte 780 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Ripjaw  Samsung F3  Samsung 830  Asus CD-Rom 
CoolingMonitorMonitorPower
Cooler master hyper 212+  Asus  27in 1440p Auria EQ276W 760 Watt Silencer 
Case
Haf 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k ASRock Z77 Pro4-M 290 XFX DD R9 280X Gigabyte 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
R9 280X MSI Gaming R9 280X Power Cooler Crucial Ballistix  Samsung 830 series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Asus 24x Windows 7 Asus 24in  
MonitorPowerCase
27in 1440p Auria CM 750 600T 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gigabyte 780 OC Gigabyte 780 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Ripjaw  Samsung F3  Samsung 830  Asus CD-Rom 
CoolingMonitorMonitorPower
Cooler master hyper 212+  Asus  27in 1440p Auria EQ276W 760 Watt Silencer 
Case
Haf 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k ASRock Z77 Pro4-M 290 XFX DD R9 280X Gigabyte 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
R9 280X MSI Gaming R9 280X Power Cooler Crucial Ballistix  Samsung 830 series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Asus 24x Windows 7 Asus 24in  
MonitorPowerCase
27in 1440p Auria CM 750 600T 
  hide details  
Reply
post #28 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

Surely it costs Apple so much more to send data packets over the internet all the way to Australia rolleyes.gif

Actually...

Transport rates going to AUS very well could be more expensive than other territories. It just depends on the number of companies involved in getting that data there, how many hands it has to exchange. I would have to look at different carrier transport and transit fees for the bandwidth to give you an exact number.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5820K AsRock Extreme6 X99 Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Windforce OC 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB - HDD Speed Edtition Samsung SM951 512 GB - I still hate Samsung!  Noctua NHD14 Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Overlord Computer Tempest X27OC  Acer Predator XB270HU Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic X-1250 Fractal Design R5 Razer Naga Razer Goliathus Alpha 
AudioAudio
AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition Creative Sound Blaster Zx 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5820K AsRock Extreme6 X99 Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Windforce OC 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB - HDD Speed Edtition Samsung SM951 512 GB - I still hate Samsung!  Noctua NHD14 Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Overlord Computer Tempest X27OC  Acer Predator XB270HU Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic X-1250 Fractal Design R5 Razer Naga Razer Goliathus Alpha 
AudioAudio
AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition Creative Sound Blaster Zx 
  hide details  
Reply
post #29 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

Actually...

Transport rates going to AUS very well could be more expensive than other territories. It just depends on the number of companies involved in getting that data there, how many hands it has to exchange. I would have to look at different carrier transport and transit fees for the bandwidth to give you an exact number.

LOL lachen.gif
Intel Killer
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 8320 4.4ghz Gigabyte 990fx XFX R9 290 (1100/1250) 8GB DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
750GB Momentus XT Corsair H80i Windows 8 3x 23" 1080p 
KeyboardPower
Logitech Mk 710 OCZ 1000 watts 
  hide details  
Reply
Intel Killer
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 8320 4.4ghz Gigabyte 990fx XFX R9 290 (1100/1250) 8GB DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
750GB Momentus XT Corsair H80i Windows 8 3x 23" 1080p 
KeyboardPower
Logitech Mk 710 OCZ 1000 watts 
  hide details  
Reply
post #30 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

Actually...

Transport rates going to AUS very well could be more expensive than other territories. It just depends on the number of companies involved in getting that data there, how many hands it has to exchange. I would have to look at different carrier transport and transit fees for the bandwidth to give you an exact number.

If you are using carrier pigeons, make sure it is not hunting season too! Packet loss would be incredible otherwise. biggrin.gif
Biggie Smalls
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K Asus P8Z77-M EVGA Titan X Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 Pro Samsung 850 Pro Western Digital Black Caviar 64MB Cache Western Digital Black Caviar 64MB Cache 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Bluray Combo Drive Corsair H50 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell UltraSharp U3415W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 4 Blue/Red Corsair AX860 Corsair Obsidian 350D Razer Deathadder Chroma 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
fUnc Mouse Mat Grace m9xx DAC/AMP ELAC B6 Schiit Lyr 2 
AudioAudio
Fostex TH-X00 (ebony cups with detachable cable... Sennheiser HD650 
  hide details  
Reply
Biggie Smalls
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K Asus P8Z77-M EVGA Titan X Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 Pro Samsung 850 Pro Western Digital Black Caviar 64MB Cache Western Digital Black Caviar 64MB Cache 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Bluray Combo Drive Corsair H50 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell UltraSharp U3415W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 4 Blue/Red Corsair AX860 Corsair Obsidian 350D Razer Deathadder Chroma 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
fUnc Mouse Mat Grace m9xx DAC/AMP ELAC B6 Schiit Lyr 2 
AudioAudio
Fostex TH-X00 (ebony cups with detachable cable... Sennheiser HD650 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Technology and Science News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [Sydney Morning Herald] Apple to raise app prices (In Australia) by up to 30 per cent