Apple opens its first South American store in Brazil

By Himanshu Arora ยท 5 replies
Feb 17, 2014
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  1. Apple on Saturday inaugurated its first Latin American store in Brazil. Located in the shopping Village Mall in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, the store witnessed a grand inauguration with more than 1,700 shoppers standing in a queue for...

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    Gotta love those import tariffs. Taking competition out of your price range since... Well, since over two thousand years!
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    'the company has already lowered the prices of some of its phones'
    **Gasp** This is heresy!!! Phew, OK, I just noticed the word 'some' in the sentence, they could be referring to the 3 & 3GS models but surely not the later overpriced things because they're still trying to rob the unsuspecting/uninformed consumer.
  4. SantistaUSA

    SantistaUSA TS Booster Posts: 93   +22

    I'm from Brasil but been living in the US since 2000, those import tax the brazilian government put on products are just plain robbery. It's retarded and it will never change unless the population do something about it, which it is very unlikely, nowadays when we have information at our fingertips I just don't understand why they just won't do something about it!
  5. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Evangelist Posts: 354   +116

    In a practical sense, those high prices only affect those in middle class range. Since poor people only have money to buy food and barely pay bills; and rich people have enough money to go abroad and bring all their gadgets from somewhere else.
    Middle class people (me) are always asking their rich friends to smug something in their luggage when they travel. But eventually, we end up paying the Brazilian price for the things no one will bring for us.
  6. This store can bet on getting robbed.

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