Samsung raised prices in Russia after Apple

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Samsung raised prices on products in Russia due to the VAT increase, said “the Tape.ru” the representative of the company. The prices of their devices are also picked up and Apple.

According to company representatives, the price of online shop Samsung has changed 1 January in connection with the VAT rate change. So, the smartphone Galaxy Note 9 in the minimum version 128 gigabytes rose 2.1 percent and was worth 71.5 thousand rubles (in 2018 it cost 70 thousand). While the appliances and TV price remains the same.

On the Apple website from January 1 also changed the price of the device, all the gadgets of the company rose by 1.7 percent. So, iPhone Xr on Apple’s official website are now selling for 66 092 of the ruble, when it used to cost 65K. In addition to gadgets has risen, and accessories, including straps for the Apple Watch, AirPods headphones and cases.

The law on the increase of VAT from 18% to 20% was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in August 2018. According to the document, from 1 January 2019 the rate will rise on all goods, except for goods of social purpose: food & beverages, baby items, periodicals and books, as well as medications and medical products.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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