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Price differential in Tech Products

Pushkar Sane Thursday, 12th May, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , Observations, Technology No comments

My brother is visiting HK and we have been busy shopping for some Tech products. It is a known fact that there is always a price differential (between big retail stores and local shops at Wan Chai Computer Center) on high value tech products. I was surprised to see a huge price differential on even a product like mouse.

I picked up a Logitech V470 Cordless Laser Mouse for my MacBookPro as I lost my previous mouse. I paid HK$ 230 at the Wan Chai Computer Center. The logitech website in Hong Kong listed the same product at HK$ 269 – I guess acceptable difference given the retail dynamics. What shocked me was the price listed on Apple Online Store. The same mouse is sold at HK$ 389 – close to 40% higher than the original manufacturers listed price. Apple is adding no particular value to this product to mark up it up by 40%. I’m a fan of Apple but this is indeed a day light robbery.

Given below are the links to online prices on Logitech and Apple websites.

Logitech Price for V470 Cordless Laser Mouse

Apple Price for Logitech V470 Cordless Laser Mouse