Apple Watch Edition to cost over $30,000 in Brazil

Apple Watch Edition to cost over $30,000 in Brazil
If you are currently residing in Brazil and are looking to get the trendiest and most expensive smartwatch out there, the Apple Watch, you better have a fat wallet.

Thanks to huge import tariffs designed to protect local businesses, and a volatile local currency, the Apple Watch Edition that costs $17,000 in the U.S. will set you back over $30,000 in Brazil.



Even the cheapest Apple Watch, the Sport edition that retails for $349 in the States will cost you $625 in South America's most populous country.

This is not the first time we've seen a mind blowing number for an electronic device in Brazil. Last year, gaming fans had to drop over $1800 to purchase the Sony PlayStation 4 that retailed for $399.

Source:
Ubergizmo


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 27 Apr 2015 20:20
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  • 3 comments
  • KillerBug

    Quote: If you are currently residing in Brazil and are looking to get the trendiest and most expensive smartwatch out there, the Apple Watch, you better have a fat wallet. Quote: the Apple Watch Edition that costs $17,000 in the U.S. will set you back over $30,000 in Brazil. If you are currently residing in the US and you want the thing, you better have a fat wallet...it costs more than a new Toyota Corolla. Once you are paying new car price for a piece of jewelery, it is nothing but a status symbol...so better to pay more so it is more of a status symbol. They should make a $1,000,000 version of it loaded with diamonds and such...it wouldn't sell a lot of units, but it would certainly sell enough to justify the creation of the thing...and maybe it would hurt the wrist of anyone shallow enough to buy one. :)


    28.4.2015 10:43 #1

  • aw2600

    Originally posted by KillerBug: They should make a $1,000,000 version of it loaded with diamonds and such...it wouldn't sell a lot of units, but it would certainly sell enough to justify the creation of the thing...and maybe it would hurt the wrist of anyone shallow enough to buy one. :) There is usually some company that creates an over the top, diamond encrusted version of an iDevice or other cell phone. I recall seeing iPhones with gemstones all over them. Perhaps only a few are made - but some idiot buys them. I'm sure there will be a diamond studded Apple Watch available in the next couple of months.

    28.4.2015 16:36 #2

  • treyjazz

    Originally posted by aw2600: Originally posted by KillerBug: They should make a $1,000,000 version of it loaded with diamonds and such...it wouldn't sell a lot of units, but it would certainly sell enough to justify the creation of the thing...and maybe it would hurt the wrist of anyone shallow enough to buy one. :) There is usually some company that creates an over the top, diamond encrusted version of an iDevice or other cell phone. I recall seeing iPhones with gemstones all over them. Perhaps only a few are made - but some idiot buys them. I'm sure there will be a diamond studded Apple Watch available in the next couple of months. There was a diamond and ruby encrusted gold PSP released back in the day. It was a much better value than any iDevice. ;)

    3.5.2015 03:06 #3

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