Rates today are as follows:
1 NZD = 0.61 USD
1 AUD = 0.69 USD
The last week has already seen Apple release new MacBooks in the region at prices higher than previous editions - something that's virtually unheard of. IBM and HP have also announced price rises in recent days, and other vendors are expected to follow suit. A letter from IBM to it's channel in Australia indicated virtually immediate across the board rises of 10-20%.
The impact has yet to impact consumer electronics however there is a likelihood of this in areas where the exchange rate changes cannot be offset by falling wholesale prices of goods offshore.
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Comment by Screeb, on 19-Oct-2008 15:11
Interesting that whenever the dollar weakens, prices go up, but when the dollar strengthens, prices stay still...
NZ already pays a "stupid tax" on electronics of about 40%. Most (smallish) consumer electronics can be bought and shipped from overseas individually for less than it costs to buy locally.
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