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Apple, Adobe, Microsoft subpoenaed to appear before Australian Parliament

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Feb 2013, 19:33

After months of notes apparently saying something to the effect of, “We’ll get back to you,” the Federal Parliament...

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posted on 10 Feb 2013, 19:41 1

2. androidfurever (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Put all but adobe out of business Austria. Show them that hitler-esque judgement!

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 19:41 1

3. androidfurever (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

I misread. Australia. Not Austria. Been reading too much iPhone news all day.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 19:42 1

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


posted on 10 Feb 2013, 19:49 2

5. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

Its about time the ACCC cracked down on these guys.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 19:53 2

6. Bozzor (Posts: 189; Member since: 02 May 2012)

When I was based in Oz and wanted to buy software, a simple click on Ebay and search for "Student Edition", Location USA made me a happy little vegemite...

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 20:03 2

7. 14545 (Posts: 1676; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Has no one heard of the free market. If people want to buy from them, LET THEM. No one forces you to buy their products. I love seeing apple get in trouble, but this is just stupid. I'm tired of these companies that don't actually outright do anything wrong getting called in under investigations. Where we, in charlotte NC get to deal with a POS Jerry Richardson extorting the state and city for taxpayer money to keep his stupid foozeball team here and no one is calling for investigations into him. I'm ok with those investigations, but this kind of thing is stupid. People are willing to pay their stupid prices, so what concern is it of your AU parliament?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 00:01 2

10. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Who thumbed this stupid response up? Free market and price gouging are two different things. Australia's problem is that companies take them for idiots and do all sorts of things to them. I hope that the federal government actually plants a boot in these companies asses. Heck it happens with everything that is sold in Australia, prices are a little steeper, but some companies have been raising prices much higher than they need to, greed knows no bounds.
Companies do all sorts of things, just because it hasn't happened to you doesn't mean that it isn't going on. Seriously, you want to sit there and say that you don't think that MS, Apple, especially Apple aren't doing wrong to customers by selling tech for exorbitant prices on the whole? Figures, you live in the USA and the rest of the world just doesn't matter right?

posted on 11 Feb 2013, 09:07 1

14. 14545 (Posts: 1676; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Wow, see this is what is wrong with the WORLD. People don't understand the basics of economics. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PRICE GOUGING. It just an adjusting of price to meet demand. If you don't like it, and you live in AU, then LEAVE. Or don't buy those products. Sure it's fueled by greed, but who the fonk cares? If I OWN a GOOD/SERVICE I can charge you what ever I want, I OWN IT. And I don't know anyone that takes Australians for idiots. Oh, but yet it's ok for you to not read what I wrote and call me an idiot when you clearly have no idea what you talking about. And just so you know, I actually had a friend that was an Australian diplomats daughter as a friend and she was probably smarter than I. However, she also understood economics too, something you clearly don't. In no way is a price "exorbitant" if people, such as yourself, are willing to pay it. Thats the point you miss during your whole tirade, is that YOU HAVE A CHOICE NOT TO BUY THEIR PRODUCTS. If you don't like it, DON"T SPEND YOUR MONEY. Just by the hardware minus the software from ASUS or any number of companies willing to sell blank hardware, and then run Linux. It's that simple. D@mn you people piss me off. But when some dumb@ss like Jerry Richardson starts actually stealing(via lobbying for taxpayer funds) then he is a hero for keeping his stupid foozeball team in the local area. I have no doubts you would do the same thing down-under with your soccer teams.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 20:26

8. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

What do they have against Australia??

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 20:52 1

9. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

Their first question should be why the hell are you selling iphone worth $150 for $900 usd?

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