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Here's the deal:
- As has been stated, US prices do not include sales tax
- Sales tax is on average much lower in the US, compared to the UK's VAT
- Currency fluctuations aren't immediately corrected
- VAT is high in the UK, but you get things like free healthcare because of it


Having said that, if you remove sales tax from the equation, the MacBook Pro 13" is still about 60 more expensive in the UK - but that's not unheard of IMO.