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    News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    Analysts suggest manufacturing problems will push the UK launch of Apple's iPad back to April.
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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    WHOLEY MOLEY!

    Thats about right for a USD to GBP, with VAT!......... What's going on!?!

    this must be lies.
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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    They've realised the usual overpricing won't work due to the luke-warm (cold!) reception the iPad has already had.
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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    Looks foward a few months...

    So its due to stock shortages it didn't sell well...

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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Looks forward a few months...

    So its due to stock shortages it didn't sell well...
    you old cynic

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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    So its due to stock shortages it didn't sell well...
    Or their hoping some good old limited supply will drum up some extra enthusiam from punters.

    Don't delay or believe your friends when they say they arent getting one cause it blows. THEY'VE ALREADY PRE-ORDERED! and you are going to be left out!

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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    WHOLEY MOLEY!

    Thats about right for a USD to GBP, with VAT!......... What's going on!?!

    this must be lies.
    I agree, Apple are being aggressive with the UK pricing. Given it is really a product with its own bespoke limited market, they could have charged £500 and the market will be the same since only people who really really want this would get it.

    So are they trying to persuade the person who is looking to buy a good quality netbook (e.g. Toshiba NB305 £350) vs this (Apple iPad 16GB Wifi £389)? Lol.

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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Looks foward a few months...

    So its due to stock shortages it didn't sell well...
    or theres only X amount you better get them before they all go, starts panic buyers off or those on the fence who aren't sure will buy one before they are all gone.


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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    .... priced from £389?
    If they knock the 3 off the front of that, I'll think about it. Until then, pass.

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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    If they knock the 3 off the front of that, I'll think about it. Until then, pass.
    At £89 it is still an overpriced etch-a-sketch
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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    If they knock the 3 off the front of that, I'll think about it. Until then, pass.
    and maybe reduce the 8 to a 4 and it might be worth it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    At £89 it is still an overpriced etch-a-sketch
    Its not even that surely, you can't even draw on the thing...

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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    Bear in mind that the cost to manufacture one of these things is $229 - $346 dollars, running from the lowest spec one through to the highest. £389, which is ~£330 without VAT is still a massive markup on the lowest spec iPad:

    Cost to build = $229. Sale cost pre-VAT = £330 = $494

    So, at least a 2:1 markup.

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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    i think £400 is too overpriced - it really needs to be sub £300. its really nothing special even if apple tell you it is.

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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    The problem is in many ways this might be their own worst enemy.

    Apple make gadgillions on the ipods.

    This will squeeze the gap a bit if it comes down. Why pay £120 for something thats not as good as the £200 pad, which is what the price would have to be for me to rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish my hard gottern on it.
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    Re: News - Apple iPad pushed back to April, hitting UK stores priced from £389?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    for me to rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish my hard gottern on it.
    That's not gonna happen - Apple have said that there is no flash support so all those pr0n websites are a no-go

    I can see it selling as people always want the latest "apple" device, but to me this is more of a glorified e-book reader designed for surfing the web while drinking a frappachino deluxe at starbucks or another coffee house which offers free wi-fi.

    I bet people will get bored pretty soon once they have these and place them for sale on the usual places shortly after.

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