New 16GB iPod Touch to Sell for £199 in UK

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But I can still get a nexus 7 16GB for £159, I think ill take that any day
 

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In regards to the UK price, you seem to be overlooking the common mistake of not allowing for the 20% sales tax (VAT) which is already included in quoted prices here (and which neither the manufacturer or the retailer see a penny of). £199 is £165-ish ex VAT which isn`t too far off the US price once you factor in that manufacturers generally like to build in at least 10% to allow for currency exchange rate fluctuations (rather than trying to raise or lower the suggested selling price later).
 

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What he said. 9 times out of 10 when someone accuses Apple of gouging local customers compared to US prices, it's because US prices don't include sales tax (VAT).
 
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