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Apple Canada has quietly cut prices of the fifth-generation iPod. The 30GB model is now priced at CAD$349 (was $379), while the 60GB model now sells for $459 (was $499). The just-announced special edition U2 iPod, based on the fifth-generation design, sells for $379. The price drop is an apparent response to changes in international currency exchange rates. iPod nano and iPod shuffle pricing remain unchanged.

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“The price drop is an apparent response to the increased value of the U.S. dollar relative to the value of the Canadian dollar.”

That would be the increased value of the Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar.

Posted by LC Angell on June 7, 2006 at 6:13 PM (CDT)

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Even with the price drop, at the current conversion rate, iPods in Canada cost approximately $320 US.  For an even price in both counrties iPods would have to drop to $329 CAD.

Posted by LC Angell on June 7, 2006 at 6:30 PM (CDT)

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One US dollar buys more Canadian currency today than it did a year ago, which is increased value of the US dollar versus the Canadian.

Posted by LC Angell on June 7, 2006 at 7:32 PM (CDT)

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Actually one canadian dollar buys more US dollars that it did a year ago.

Posted by LC Angell on June 7, 2006 at 7:44 PM (CDT)

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of course apple does this 2 weeks after i by my
60g video ipod!!!!

Posted by LC Angell on June 7, 2006 at 8:04 PM (CDT)

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“One US dollar buys more Canadian currency today than it did a year ago, which is increased value of the US dollar versus the Canadian.”

Wrong. From http://www.oanda.com/convert/fxhistory one year ago today, 1 USD could buy 1.24480 CAD. Today, 1 USD can buy 1.1135 CAD.

That reflects a significant decrease in the value of the US dollar with respect to the Canadian dollar (and basically the rest of the world).

Posted by LC Angell on June 7, 2006 at 8:10 PM (CDT)

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Jill, see if it’s not too late to return it. Don’t you normally have 14 days or something? Might you be able to return it just in time? I think there would be a restocking fee anyway though, so you might lose as much or more on that than you would gain, so it might not be worth the effort anyway.

Posted by LC Angell on June 7, 2006 at 8:20 PM (CDT)

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@ Jeremy Horwitz

“One US dollar buys more Canadian currency today than it did a year ago, which is increased value of the US dollar versus the Canadian.”

if that were the case Apple would get less $US from their Canadian sales, so they’d have to increase the sales price in Canada and not decrease it…

Posted by LC Angell on June 7, 2006 at 9:08 PM (CDT)

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um, Jeremy… think about it….....

might want to edit it, you’re sounding a wee bit silly.

Posted by LC Angell on June 7, 2006 at 9:30 PM (CDT)

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One 1 canadian dollar equals about 90cents right about now.

Posted by LC Angell on June 7, 2006 at 9:30 PM (CDT)

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er.. Larry, that is.. since he wrote it.. :)

Posted by LC Angell on June 7, 2006 at 9:32 PM (CDT)

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This is terrible news.  We should always charge canadians more.

Posted by LC Angell on June 7, 2006 at 10:48 PM (CDT)

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It’s been edited. My error on the commentary (I saw the 2005 and 2006 exchange rates in reverse order), sorry about that.

Posted by LC Angell on June 7, 2006 at 11:00 PM (CDT)

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Jill- Lots of times you can just take your receipt in and get your money (the difference) back.  You don’t usually need to even bring in the product.

Posted by LC Angell on June 8, 2006 at 12:29 AM (CDT)

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Sweet. As a Canuck, this is good news. I just bought my 30 gig iPod video a week or two ago at BestBuy, and now I can go there to get some cash refund on the difference thanks to their in-store price-change policy. I love getting money back.

Posted by LC Angell on June 8, 2006 at 3:03 AM (CDT)

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You should also remember there’s a levy taxed on iPods for the canadian recording industry. same thing on blank cds and dvds.

Posted by LC Angell on June 8, 2006 at 9:07 AM (CDT)

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@Paul
the Canadian levy was long removed on ipods
and apple has been giving refunds. see http://www.apple.ca

see
http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2004/12/17/Arts/levy041217.html

Posted by LC Angell on June 8, 2006 at 9:19 AM (CDT)

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If this is a price correction, shouldn’t they lower the price of the Nanos $15 to $20CDN?

Posted by LC Angell on June 9, 2006 at 9:49 AM (CDT)

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If Apple Canada brought out updated Nanos, then we would see a price decrease based on the cdn$ exchange.

Posted by LC Angell on June 9, 2006 at 10:35 PM (CDT)

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I would hate to live in canada!

Posted by LC Angell on June 12, 2006 at 5:18 PM (CDT)

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