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Can anyone please explain why us canadians are paying 200cad extra for phones from apple store? Are we "supposedly" to be richer than the americans or what?
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catlover1299 wrote: Can anyone please explain why us canadians are paying 200cad extra for phones from apple store? Are we "supposedly" to be richer than the americans or what?
Sadly our price is always higher than American price even when CAD was on par /higher than USD.
Our price is even higher than Japan, Hongkong, Australia, UK, etc. https://themacindex.com/lines/iphone?currency=USD
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Does anyone know if their iPhone 11 is still 0 upfront/no tab with 0 tab on a $60 plan?
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catlover1299 wrote: Can anyone please explain why us canadians are paying 200cad extra for phones from apple store? Are we "supposedly" to be richer than the americans or what?
$200 extra? what?

have you looked at the exchange rate?
milomilemila wrote: Sadly our price is always higher than American price even when CAD was on par /higher than USD.
Our price is even higher than Japan, Hongkong, Australia, UK, etc. https://themacindex.com/lines/iphone?currency=USD
not true. when the dollar was on par, the pricing was roughly the same.
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darkesha wrote: Does anyone know if their iPhone 11 is still 0 upfront/no tab with 0 tab on a $60 plan?
Yes the promo is still on their website.
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I would go with the iPhone 12 mini but the exchange rate is just crazy.
So I ended up pre-ordering Pixel 5, 699USD - 799CAD
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The iPhone 12 Pro is actually more expensive than the exchange rate up here, like we're legit getting hosed.

Base 128 GB model is $999 USD. Exchange rate puts that at ~$1320 CAD but the price is actually $1399.
12 Pro Max is $1099 USD. Exchange rate puts that at ~$1450 CAD but the price is actually $1549 - essentially $100 more.
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chemicalxv wrote: The iPhone 12 Pro is actually more expensive than the exchange rate up here, like we're legit getting hosed.

Base 128 GB model is $999 USD. Exchange rate puts that at ~$1320 CAD but the price is actually $1399.
12 Pro Max is $1099 USD. Exchange rate puts that at ~$1450 CAD but the price is actually $1549 - essentially $100 more.
Depending on the state taxes could be lower as well, like 5% instead of 13%. That saves another ~$100
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chemicalxv wrote: The iPhone 12 Pro is actually more expensive than the exchange rate up here, like we're legit getting hosed.

Base 128 GB model is $999 USD. Exchange rate puts that at ~$1320 CAD but the price is actually $1399.
12 Pro Max is $1099 USD. Exchange rate puts that at ~$1450 CAD but the price is actually $1549 - essentially $100 more.
This has been the case for almost every single product and it's been like that forever. Why are people still surprised? It's so common that when something is priced appropriately considering the exchange rate, it's considered a good deal on RFD!
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chemicalxv wrote: The iPhone 12 Pro is actually more expensive than the exchange rate up here, like we're legit getting hosed.

Base 128 GB model is $999 USD. Exchange rate puts that at ~$1320 CAD but the price is actually $1399.
12 Pro Max is $1099 USD. Exchange rate puts that at ~$1450 CAD but the price is actually $1549 - essentially $100 more.
Its Apple, and they price like that. They should learn from Microsoft which priced their xboxes cheaper even after conversion.
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Other than Freedom, the other carriers aren’t offering much.
But I guess we really can’t expect great deals on a new iPhone 12.
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idontwantausername wrote: $200 extra? what?

have you looked at the exchange rate?

Yes bro. we are paying ~$100 more on the base price and after tax ~$200. When i was in America i can even go to no tax state as well. So its a rip off over here !

not true. when the dollar was on par, the pricing was roughly the same.
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Also, Canada doesn't even get the mmWave 5G antenna that the US only have. We only get an n78 5G band (TD 3500) antenna. So not only are we paying $100 more above the exchange rate, but we are also getting less. Keep in mind people who get an iPhone keep it for a long time.
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VictoryBoyxx wrote: Good luck :-)

After 2 years you WILL definitely move to another provider
Possibly after a few months or even earlier.

I really like to move to the other carries but still stuck with 12 months left with iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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