CNet News.com is reporting that European Mac fans are petitioning Apple to reduce its EU prices to be more in-line with the US.
U.K. customers will also be forced to pay more than their counterparts across the Atlantic. The cheaper Mac Mini sells for $499 in the United States (around £268). However, to buy the same Mac in the United Kingdom would cost £339.
One U.K. resident, Steve Netting, who signed the petition, said: “We always get ripped off in the UK. Would be great to finally see a company treating us as equals.”
Here, here. CNet doesn’t link to the petition but it’s available here for you to sign. I’m about to do so myself. It’s had over 2700 signatures so far.
Note that the figures I quoted above for the Mac Mini don’t take into account VAT, shipping, import tax and whatnot – if they did, the £339 price would actually be quite reasonable. However, many of Apple’s other products are heavily and inexplicably marked up for non-US customers and it’s something that Apple need to do less of.