It’s all in the eights



Apple store in Singapore, originally uploaded by LanceWiggs.

The Apple store in Singapore shows one difference between there and here – the prices end in the digit ‘8’.

Eight is an auspicious number, and so I guess the SG$2888 MacBook Pro is looking particularly good.

Sadly in the NZ store our prices end in ‘9’s. And even more unfortunately that very same MacBook pro is NZ$3499.

Our exchange rates are essentially 1-1, so if you are in Singapore and coming downunder, then grab a mac or two.

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4 Responses to It’s all in the eights

  1. Paul Easton says:

    I am guessing that Singapore doesnt have GST or our impore duty is higher?

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  2. Karol says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_in_Chinese_culture

    see the reference to number 8. i might be wrong of course.

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  3. Quentin says:

    Here in NZ people trust prices with prime numbers in them…..

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