The price of Apple Watch in Russia decreased by 10%, according to “Vedomosti”. In this case, the changes affected all models of smart watches, including the not yet released third generation.
Submitted September 12, Apple Watch Series 3 with a diagonal of 38 mm and 42 mm fell on 3 000 roubles. Now the price of gadgets is 24 990 and 26 990 rubles, respectively.
The first generation model has also dropped in price, but 2 000. Their prices start from 18 490 rubles for a model with a screen diagonal of 38 mm and 20 990 for the 42 mm.
“Vedomosti” relate to a price drop c the recent victory of Apple in the Supreme court of the Russian Federation.
At the end of 2015, the customs service found the Apple Watch a normal clock that, unlike electronic devices, subject to duty at 7-10% of the value of the product. Russian representation Apple – LLC “Apple Rus” appealed the decision in the courts, however, the first of the three instances had denied recognition of the hours smart.
The Supreme court put an end to the dispute and sided with OOO “eppl Rus”, with the result that the import duty on Apple Watch have been cancelled.
According to Svyaznoy, in 2016, were sold in Russia 137 000 smart watches — the money is more than 3.3 billion rubles.