10-31-2015 03:39 AM
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  1. Jacja's Avatar
    UK pricing for unlocked versions of the 950 and 950XL.

    Lumia 950 - 499.99 ($760 USD)
    Lumia 950XL - 549.99 ($836 USD)

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    Was hoping for a 950 for 399.
    10-06-2015 08:05 PM
  2. Chomiq's Avatar
    549? They've got to be kidding.
    10-07-2015 04:37 AM
  3. triageatdawn's Avatar
    The European VAT rates have always been insane like this anyways, let's give it two months and see what happens. I'm on the same boat as you guys, hope to God the prices will go down a bit in the near future.
    10-07-2015 04:57 AM
  4. Chomiq's Avatar
    VAT has nothing to do with it, we're talking about nearly 40% increase in price over the US. UK has what? 20% VAT? What's with the rest?
    10-07-2015 05:02 AM
  5. Pete's Avatar
    For comparison, this is the same price as the 1520 was on launch (549). By that standard, the 950XL is pretty good value considering how much better it (allegedly) is.
    Muessig and TechFreak1 like this.
    10-07-2015 05:37 AM
  6. Smiggyy's Avatar
    Will be sticking with my 640 thank you very much!!
    10-07-2015 07:15 AM
  7. SnailUK's Avatar
    A pain, but they are flagships, and this is RRP for day 1. That price will fall shortly.

    Microsoft will want to make some profit, and make sure there is room for other OEMs to build similar devices and make some money.
    10-07-2015 07:24 AM
  8. KimRM's Avatar
    I think the price is fair. This is flagship phones. Would be weired if they where prices like mid-range phones..
    libra89 likes this.
    10-07-2015 07:28 AM
  9. mikewarner's Avatar
    Pricing is too high in my opinion. Forget what we paid for our phones 2, 3or 5 years ago look at what market share and position Windows Phone is in today. MS needs to sell these phones to be at the vanguard of the W10 launch and budding ecosystem. But at an attractive price.

    At the current RRP quoted for a 950 I'll ask a friend in the US to buy (and pay the sales tax), get it shipped here and still be 's in. I've seen the US/UK price jump in technology always repeating itself and typically to the sellers detriment. Perhaps the European online sellers will be able to give us a better deal. Let's hope common sense or even market forces prevail and MS relent with sensible pricing to attract a larger audience to buy these excellent phones.
    10-07-2015 09:57 AM
  10. bells0's Avatar
    I shall be holding onto my 930 a little bit longer.

    Bought that 2 months after UK release date [Sept 14] and paid 369, down from the rrp of 479 with bundled BT speaker and wireless charger thrown in.

    Hoping this drops under 400 pretty quickly.
    10-07-2015 10:30 AM
  11. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Popped into town today to see what the carriers are potentially offering. All said that a MS rep had been there this morning showing off the 950/XL and it's Continuum features, all were impressed bar the one O2 girl who said iPhone 6s was better, I didn't argue cause it would have been a waste of my time.

    Only EE mentioned they believe it'll sit in the 37/month area, I mentioned this was iPhone territory, he just said he personally would be pushing the Continuum features over the 40+ iPhone & Nexus. So maybe EE will be the Windows Mobile friend.

    All the others said that they hoped contract pricing would be released next week but all mentioned December as the release date...

    G.
    bells0 likes this.
    10-07-2015 12:34 PM
  12. chattoe's Avatar
    Popped into town today to see what the carriers are potentially offering. All said that a MS rep had been there this morning showing off the 950/XL and it's Continuum features, all were impressed bar the one O2 girl who said iPhone 6s was better, I didn't argue cause it would have been a waste of my time.

    Only EE mentioned they believe it'll sit in the 37/month area, I mentioned this was iPhone territory, he just said he personally would be pushing the Continuum features over the 40+ iPhone & Nexus. So maybe EE will be the Windows Mobile friend.

    All the others said that they hoped contract pricing would be released next week but all mentioned December as the release date...

    G.
    December it's suppose to come out next month,

    Any info on EE wifi calling support?
    10-08-2015 06:53 AM
  13. Mars2003's Avatar
    Yeah, got my 930 from GiffGaff pretty early on for 369 with those goodies as well. I'll be sticking with that until the 950 hits a similar price.
    Interesting that there's only 50 difference between the 950 & 950XL. That in of itself is suggesting that the 950 is too expensive.
    bells0 likes this.
    10-08-2015 07:43 AM
  14. Mars2003's Avatar
    I believe we have better consumer rights and a longer guarantee than in the US. I guess that has to get costed in. Still think that we get ripped off though.
    LG G4 looks like such a good deal compared to the 950.
    10-08-2015 07:51 AM
  15. anon(5518418)'s Avatar
    With a struggling OS Microsoft really don't do themselves any favours. Apart from the fan boys who is going to buy these phones over an iPhone or S6?
    10-08-2015 11:43 AM
  16. Pete's Avatar
    The same people who chose a Surface over ipads and android tablets....
    gMaesterUK likes this.
    10-08-2015 02:13 PM
  17. Muessig's Avatar
    It's higher than I'd have liked to see but if you throw in a continuum dock or wireless charger etc plus the likelihood that price will drop fairly quickly, I think it's a fair price.

    I'm anxious to get a 950XL!
    10-08-2015 02:21 PM
  18. anon(5518418)'s Avatar
    The same people who chose a Surface over ipads and android tablets....
    I said apart from fanboys.
    10-08-2015 02:48 PM
  19. GateCrasher's Avatar
    Expansys.com have the 950 for 474.99 which is the best price I have seen so far I wonder if anyone else will have it cheaper than that?
    10-09-2015 07:06 PM
  20. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Just popped into three to see what they're offering. Spoke to the manager who said they hadn't seen a Microsoft Or Nokia rep in a long time when asked about the 950. Her words were, we haven't carried a Nokia premium phone in a year so that won't change.

    So three has shown their position in Windows mobile.

    G.
    10-10-2015 11:02 AM
  21. Doug Swallow's Avatar
    Let's remove the 20% VAT and compare using the current exchange rate with the US:

    Lumia 950 - 499.99 - VAT = 415.83 = US$636.76, a US$87.76 premium over US pricing
    Lumia 950XL - 549.99 - VAT = 458.32 = US$701.83, a US$51.84 premium over US pricing

    Or looking at it in reverse, what's the UK pricing need to be, including VAT, to be equivalent to the US pricing:

    Lumia 950 - US$549.99 = 359.17 + VAT = 431.00
    Lumia 950 XL - US$649.99 = 424.27 + VAT = 509.12
    10-10-2015 05:10 PM
  22. realwarder's Avatar
    There is an import duty as well as VAT. And then because UK people have better consumer protection, that costs money too.

    Sounds pretty similar when that is all factored in.
    10-10-2015 05:23 PM
  23. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Apart from import duties, don't forget Microsoft's EU HO is in Ireland so effectively it's the dollar converted to Euros then converted to sterling
    10-11-2015 06:13 AM
  24. GateCrasher's Avatar
    Microsoft store uk now has lowered the pre-order price of the Lumia 950 to 449.99 from 499.99 so 50 off interesting.
    Racing Snake likes this.
    10-14-2015 03:40 PM
  25. GateCrasher's Avatar
    Handtec.co.uk have the 950 at 394.99 & XL at 444.99 Actually no that's the price's without VAT :( so Microsoft Store is still the cheapest place atm
    Last edited by GateCrasher; 10-15-2015 at 08:39 AM.
    10-15-2015 02:46 AM
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