Intel Core i5 Apple MacBook Air reduced at Currys Web Exlusive (NEW not refub) £699
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Intel Core i5 Apple MacBook Air reduced at Currys Web Exlusive (NEW not refub) £699

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Found 30th Apr 2014
Since Apple updated their line up of the MacBook Air, Currys as well as JL have reduced prices of the 'old spec' .

It's not as cheap as the refurbs from Apple but it is Brand New.

Apple MacBook Air, MD711B/A, Intel Core i5, 128GB Flash, 4GB RAM, 11.6" £699

Apple MacBook Air, MD760B/A, Intel Core i5, 128GB Flash, 4GB RAM, 13.3" £799
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

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There are £20 off £200 and £50 off £750 codes on O2 Priority Moments, although you'd need to use the reserve and collect service (you pay on collection) as the codes can't be used online.

If you know anyone heading to America these are around £500 (Tax inc.) brand new due to updated spec, or even £420 before tax from Apple direct for refurb.

^ if you (illegally) smuggle it back to the UK, yes.

DemonIT

^ if you (illegally) smuggle it back to the UK, yes.


It's only illegal is you get caught!;)

DemonIT

^ if you (illegally) smuggle it back to the UK, yes.



http://i.imgur.com/FRI2Sko.gif

ltjm

It's only illegal is you get caught!;)



No, it's just plain illegal.

You'd have to pay 2.5%, brining the total to £512.50, then 20% Import VAT, bringing the total to £615.

Factor in a UK power adaptor and potential warranty hassle and it's probably easier just to go to Currys

Also, if you know anyone in uni, or just happen to have one of the very easy to find links these are £650 new from apple with 3 year warranty as standard.

They don't actually check with the uni's or do any other checks for those who are thinking of taking the slightly less legal approach. Just make sure you don't try and order with your real D.O.B if you're over 25, otherwise you only have yourself to blame.

DemonIT

No, it's just plain illegal.You'd have to pay 2.5%, brining the total to … No, it's just plain illegal.You'd have to pay 2.5%, brining the total to £512.50, then 20% Import VAT, bringing the total to £615.Factor in a UK power adaptor and potential warranty hassle and it's probably easier just to go to Currys



To be fair, the government have a lot more to worry about than a few people dodging 100 quid worth of tax. That's about 2 minutes worth of tax avoidance for my gaffer. Not even worth the few bytes it takes to store these words on the HUKD server.

ltjm

It's only illegal is you get caught!;)



Its not illegal and theres no tax to pay if under 1000 pounds. I once stopped at the customs to pay the vat on a device and nobody was there to take my money and found that you do not need to pay for smaller items. (I actually used the phone in the customs area to ask someone to come and take my money, but they couldnt be bothered to turn up).

I may be wrong or the law changed.

DemonIT

^ if you (illegally) smuggle it back to the UK, yes.



Ha Ha. I bet you are a barrel of laughs at a party!

DemonIT

^ if you (illegally) smuggle it back to the UK, yes.


http://d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net/image_cache/1315443773680890.gif

CrispEditor

Its not illegal and theres no tax to pay if under 1000 pounds. I once … Its not illegal and theres no tax to pay if under 1000 pounds. I once stopped at the customs to pay the vat on a device and nobody was there to take my money and found that you do not need to pay for smaller items. (I actually used the phone in the customs area to ask someone to come and take my money, but they couldnt be bothered to turn up).I may be wrong or the law changed.



Check yerself before ya reck yerself:

hmrc.gov.uk/cus…htm

DemonIT

No, it's just plain illegal.You'd have to pay 2.5%, brining the total to … No, it's just plain illegal.You'd have to pay 2.5%, brining the total to £512.50, then 20% Import VAT, bringing the total to £615.Factor in a UK power adaptor and potential warranty hassle and it's probably easier just to go to Currys



What's the 2.5 % for?

I'll be honest I've never done this myself but I've never heard of anyone I know getting stung with import VAT?

Tell them you bought previously, hide charger in another persons bag, post box minus laptop back to the UK, say you don't have a receipt. Surely the burden of proof is on them? Saw mentioned somewhere that they check serial numbers but this seems far fetched.

Apple warranties are international, heck they've got shops in hundreds of places round the world!

"For other goods brought into the UK by travellers, duty only applies on goods above £270 or £390 (whichever is appropriate) in value. Over this allowance and up to £630 there is a duty flat rate of 2.5 per cent."


Yes, all of your suggestions are methods of smuggling. You will probably get away with it, but that doesn't make it legal.

You would probably get away with not declaring cash-in-hand income, but that's' still against the law.

Would it not be worth paying the extra £50 (£749) to get the newer model? Or am I mixing specs?

apple.com/uk/…tml

amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_2?qid=1398881671&sr=8-2π=AC_SX110_SY165 (£50 cheaper on Amazon)

Still a waste of money

striker33

Also, if you know anyone in uni, or just happen to have one of the very … Also, if you know anyone in uni, or just happen to have one of the very easy to find links these are £650 new from apple with 3 year warranty as standard.They don't actually check with the uni's or do any other checks for those who are thinking of taking the slightly less legal approach. Just make sure you don't try and order with your real D.O.B if you're over 25, otherwise you only have yourself to blame.




Got one of the 'easy to find' links?? Cant find any

not bad

sir786

Got one of the 'easy to find' links?? Cant find any



indeed

DemonIT

"For other goods brought into the UK by travellers, duty only applies on … "For other goods brought into the UK by travellers, duty only applies on goods above £270 or £390 (whichever is appropriate) in value. Over this allowance and up to £630 there is a duty flat rate of 2.5 per cent."Yes, all of your suggestions are methods of smuggling. You will probably get away with it, but that doesn't make it legal.You would probably get away with not declaring cash-in-hand income, but that's' still against the law.



I think you will find that the duty rate for computers is actually 0% so that statement on the website is slightly misleading.

Yes it is illegal, but while the Government continues to donate my tax £s in aid to somewhere like India with nuclear and space programs, and to pay out benefits to immigrants, I must say that it does does not bother my conscience. Union members can opt out of the political levy, but tax payers are denied the right to determine what extraneous expenses their taxes are spent on.

I pay my taxes and have done so extensively for many years, but getting my daughter a MBA from BestBuy in Canada for £580 was a happy event, and has cost me no sleep. I believe strongly in democracy, but unfortunately their are few politicians who do. They either have their snouts in the trough, or are too scared of "pc" minorities.

Sorry for the rant, but I really do support the view that "Sticking it to the Man" for £100 is nothing to pontificate about.

JustExtreme

not badindeed

can I get a link?

DemonIT

Check yerself before ya reck … Check yerself before ya reck yerself:http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/arriving/arrivingnoneu.htm#1



To be fair I believe if there are two of you you can combine the allowance making it £780. My OH bought some jewellery which was over £500 and declared it and we were told we didn't have to pay anything.

Better buy at John Lewis with 3 year guarantee for the same price , much better customer sales service .

ltjm

It's only illegal is you get caught!;)



Just get rid of the box and buy a laptop bag, customs don't want to see a receipt for your laptop.
Just remember it'll be american keyboard layout.
Edited by: "Nbaker" 1st May 2014

Please, children!

Can we keep the noise down?

Some of us are trying to sleep...

striker33

Also, if you know anyone in uni, or just happen to have one of the very … Also, if you know anyone in uni, or just happen to have one of the very easy to find links these are £650 new from apple with 3 year warranty as standard.They don't actually check with the uni's or do any other checks for those who are thinking of taking the slightly less legal approach. Just make sure you don't try and order with your real D.O.B if you're over 25, otherwise you only have yourself to blame.



Yes, they do check - and they don't ask your age. I have just bought one with education discount and I am a mature student. You need a university email account to be able to buy it online or your uni card if you go into a store.

DemonIT

^ if you (illegally) smuggle it back to the UK, yes.



How I wish I was perfect like you.

Well, I wouldn't buy an airbook but I thoroughly enjoyed all the emails.

striker33

Also, if you know anyone in uni, or just happen to have one of the very … Also, if you know anyone in uni, or just happen to have one of the very easy to find links these are £650 new from apple with 3 year warranty as standard.They don't actually check with the uni's or do any other checks for those who are thinking of taking the slightly less legal approach. Just make sure you don't try and order with your real D.O.B if you're over 25, otherwise you only have yourself to blame.



can i get a link to the easy to find link as can't find either.

d

Cancelled my order and just got a MacBook 2007 refurbished model £249.99.
That should be fine for web, browsing, Office documents and some torrent downloading. Even with Mac OS lion it's better than Windows 8!

Purchased iPad Mini Retina which will be used for apps, games and the tablet I will be using mostly. MacBook is just a backup for office needs and photo editing.



Edited by: "ShayKaPow" 1st May 2014

Gone_back2Uni

Yes, they do check - and they don't ask your age. I have just bought one … Yes, they do check - and they don't ask your age. I have just bought one with education discount and I am a mature student. You need a university email account to be able to buy it online or your uni card if you go into a store.


As the Apple University offers also apply to STAFF at such Institutions they certainly are not checking on D.O.B! I rather suspected that there would be other checks on URLs/email addresses!
Edited by: "BrianM" 1st May 2014

Beware when buying Apple laptops overseas that they are likely to have a different keyboard layout, probably american. I bought my Macbook Air from Comet 2 months before they went bust and only discovered when it was too late that it had an american keyboard. Seems that they were importing cheaply - probably from Canada!! - so my @ sign is where the " is on an English keyboard and vice-versa. Sometimes very confusing when you've got a separate keyboard plugged in and the Apple shops haven't been able to show me a way of selecting a UK keyboard in the settings. Better to buy in the UK at these prices I think.

ShayKaPow

Cancelled my order and just got a MacBook 2007 refurbished model … Cancelled my order and just got a MacBook 2007 refurbished model £249.99.That should be fine for web, browsing, Office documents and some torrent downloading. Even with Mac OS lion it's better than Windows 8!Purchased iPad Mini Retina which will be used for apps, games and the tablet I will be using mostly. MacBook is just a backup for office needs and photo editing.



Bit pricey for £249. The top end black macbook 2008 was at £180 in top condition

bigdaveplym

Better buy at John Lewis with 3 year guarantee for the same price , much … Better buy at John Lewis with 3 year guarantee for the same price , much better customer sales service .



I agree especially as they are the same price too!

DemonIT

Check yerself before ya reck … Check yerself before ya reck yerself:http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/arriving/arrivingnoneu.htm#1



Good - thanks for that. I now stand corrected, and not walking round with head-in-sand.

avionic

Beware when buying Apple laptops overseas that they are likely to have a … Beware when buying Apple laptops overseas that they are likely to have a different keyboard layout, probably american. I bought my Macbook Air from Comet 2 months before they went bust and only discovered when it was too late that it had an american keyboard. Seems that they were importing cheaply - probably from Canada!! - so my @ sign is where the " is on an English keyboard and vice-versa. Sometimes very confusing when you've got a separate keyboard plugged in and the Apple shops haven't been able to show me a way of selecting a UK keyboard in the settings. Better to buy in the UK at these prices I think.


Hi Avionic,

This is actually standard! i bought a Macbook Pro Retina instore at Apple only a month or so ago.
The @ sign is on the number 2 and this is standard, it's not a fully American keyboard though, everything else is in the right place.

Strange that they do this though.
I assure you, you do get used to it

Thanks for the feedback NB.

Yes you do get used to it if you use a Mac all of the time. Unfortunately, my work laptop is a Dell so I am constantly switching between the 2. You just have to watch out when you are sending someone an email address; otherwise, its OK.
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