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post #21 of 58
Direct conversion rates don't apply in USD to GBP scenarios. The UK has to pay at least 20% more than it's worth for VAT on almost any electronics. Even still, that puts it at around $650, which is equally outrageous.
post #22 of 58
Yep... this is why I don't have a smartphone. lol

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I got my EVO brand new for 50 pounds. Basically same specs.
U jammy bugger1
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Didn't sony say it wouldn't cost over 599 USD?

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...g-the-ngp.aspx

Either the english are getting really screwed because of the exchange rate or there is something dodgy going on here.


519 British pounds = 837.0432 U.S. dollars
Sounds about right for us Brits tbh.
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but anyways, they can't expect to jump into the phone market with these specs...you have to impress the public not just be part of the crowd when starting in a new market.
Jump into?you think this is their first or something?
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Direct conversion rates don't apply in USD to GBP scenarios. The UK has to pay at least 20% more than it's worth for VAT on almost any electronics. Even still, that puts it at around $650, which is equally outrageous.
20% for VAT? Jesus. Talk about getting screwed by taxes. I think SOMEONE needs to through some tea into a pond and get this taken out.
post #25 of 58
You guys do realize that most unlocked phones go for around that price at launch...

Some people don't like to get their phones through carriers, me included. Mid range phones will cost at least 300-400 CDN. A decent high end phone will be at least 500+ and for a brand new phone 700 is reasonable. There are plenty that have launched with a $1000 price tag.


The google Nexus One cost about 700 CDN at the time, the nexus S is about the same price. Samsung Galaxy S launched with about a 700~ price tag....


Don't know what people are complaining about, I was expecting a $1000 price tag.
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20% for VAT? Jesus. Talk about getting screwed by taxes. I think SOMEONE needs to through some tea into a pond and get this taken out.
They can't - they have things like nationalized healthcare to pay for...
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You guys do realize that most unlocked phones go for around that price at launch...
they obviously didn't
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What do they think that thing is, an iPhone?
    
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post #29 of 58
£520 is a bit higher then most.
Iphone 4 sim free was £450
Desire HD was £400.
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20% for VAT? Jesus. Talk about getting screwed by taxes. I think SOMEONE needs to through some tea into a pond and get this taken out.
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They can't - they have things like nationalized healthcare to pay for...
I'm not going to even go into health care but let's just say we don't think that because people are sick that they shouldn't be able to get insurance

Neither of you know anything about England other than what lies you hear on Fox news so zip it.
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