iPhone 4 Highway ROBBERY in Kuwait

Apple is an innovative company, with a visionary leader. All of that is indisputable. But this INNOVATIVE company adopts a dinosaur age business model. Unlike Google or Dell which believe in openness in the market Apple still exclusively distributes its products through resellers. Resulting in VERY BAD RESULTS.
I am talking prices Mr Steve “Old school so called innovation” Jobs.
It is Highway ROBBERY, making apple so hard to defend.
The most expensive iPad in the apple store “which only delivers to the states” is less expensive than the CHEAPEST iPad in Kuwait. The cheapest iPad in Kuwait costs 275 KWD (Kuwaiti Dinar) at .29075 exchange rate is 945.83 USD
While on the apple store the MOST EXPENSIVE iPad is 829 USD @ .29075 would be 241 KWD. Therefore in Kuwait, where not getting ripped off, we’r getting ROBBED. All because Mr Jobs believes in giving the resellers the liberty to JACK UP PRICES as they please.
Now the iPhone 4 has been introduced, the 16GB goes for $100 and 32GB goes for $200.
Now you can pre-order the iPhone in Excite Alghanim for 300KWD which is 1,032 USD.
hmmm so, 200 USD real value vs 1,000 Value + Profit.
Did it sink in dear readers? thats 5X the value 500% Over the price. WTF

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Now there are alternatives to the iPhone 4, RIM the blackberry manufacturer is in the process of developing a phone that will compete with the iPhone and a tablet pc that competes w/ the iPad. Also Motorola have released their latest Smartphone running the Google OS Android called Droid X, which is thinner than iPhone4 has a higher resolution camera 8 MegaPixels as opposed to the iPhone’s 5 MPS camera,  4.3 in’ display as opposed to the iPhone’s 3.7 display and has the HD video and front camera features, in a nutshell its better than the iPhone in every way (hardware wise)… only catch is …. the phone is locked to Verizon wireless and isn’t available worldwide…. GG

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6 Comments

  1. Great story! Lots of work went into this one. I appreciate that. I see so many story with little content. Come check out my story and let know what you think…?

  2. i’ve always thought that these companies in kuwait just have a problem with currency conversion….like they dont kno it exists lol ;p

  3. El mathal ygoolik: Rizg el hobol 3ala el miyaneen!

    Motorola released Droid for the US market and its EU brethren: The Milestone. So don’t pout as it’s bound to release a version of Droid X for the EU market.

  4. This does not only concern Apple, I think there’s a problem with consumer protection in Kuwait. This is happening with almost every product or service you can think of, we pay double or more of the original price in other countries! The other problem is, since we’re a capitalist democratic country, the market controls itself! so most of us who are unaware of our consumer rights and protection (or simply doesn’t care if we pay double) pay blindly and this gives the companies the advantage!

  5. Off topic:
    Hey hey hey! What’s with all this disappearing and stuff? What happened to you? I demand more posts!!

  6. $200 16 gb and $300 for 32 gb this price is reduced because you have to sign a 2 year contract with at&t and the phone is locked to their operator if you want to know the real price for an unlocked no contract iphone check the uk apple store the 32gb will cost about 240-250 kd


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