Macbook Air Mid 2017 128GB SSD 8GB Ram i5 £629.99 @ eglobalcentral
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Macbook Air Mid 2017 128GB SSD 8GB Ram i5 £629.99 @ eglobalcentral

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Found 4th JanEdited by:"Garble"
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Featuring a thin and lightweight design, the mid 2017 Apple 13.3" MacBook Air features a unibody aluminum enclosure that weighs less than 3 pounds. At its thickest point, the computer is only 0.68" -- it tapers down to 0.11" at its thinnest.

At 13.3" in size, the 16:10 display features a screen resolution of 1440 x 900. It features a glossy finish and LED backlight technology for enhanced image quality and energy efficiency.

The system is loaded with 128GB of flash storage rather than an old-fashioned hard drive. Flash storage doesn't just give you a lighter, thinner computer. It also allows for impressive battery life -- up to 12 hours of web browsing and 30 days of standby time.

The computer is powered by a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor and has 8GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM. Graphics are provided by integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000. The computer features all the amenities you expect on a Mac -- a 720p FaceTime HD webcam, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi (also compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, and built-in stereo speakers. macOS Sierra is the installed operating system.


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- 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core

- 8GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM | 128GB SSD

- Integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000

- 13.3" 1440 x 900 Glossy Display

- 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.0

- Thunderbolt 2 | USB 3.0

- 720p FaceTime HD Camera | SDXC Card Slot

- Stereo Speakers | Dual Built-In Mics

- Slim, Lightweight Design

- macOS Sierra
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And if you believe "in UK" , or "12 months warranty" You haven't read the reviews of this seller - sample email

"Unfortunately due to heavy demand we no longer have stock of this item in our EU warehouse , it will be sent to you shortly from our Hong Kong distribution centre and be with you in 4 -6 weeks "

The EU warehouse, I think, appears to be someone's spare bedroom in Turkey from the reviews !
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Tempting, but the reviews on trustpilot don't look great at all!
Who in their right mind would send this Chinese seller of disrepute £640 ? . Cheapish ,maybe , no warranty ,Import duties , no way of returning if duff . Who are the sheep who are voting this total disaster hot ? . Would you spend this sort of money on an item with no warranty and the chance of £200 + of customs fees and VAT
Edited by: "rogparki" 4th Jan
Yes never got mine ..maybe small claims court ..trading standards no help..
rogparki16 m ago

Who in their right mind would send this Chinese seller of disrepute £640 ? …Who in their right mind would send this Chinese seller of disrepute £640 ? . Cheapish ,maybe , no warranty ,Import duties , no way of returning if duff . Who are the sheep who are voting this total disaster hot ? . Would you spend this sort of money on an item with no warranty and the chance of £200 + of customs fees and VAT


Hasn't this been covered already on the Ipad post and this post? They have a warehouse in the UK and give warranty if I'm reading correctly.
And if you believe "in UK" , or "12 months warranty" You haven't read the reviews of this seller - sample email

"Unfortunately due to heavy demand we no longer have stock of this item in our EU warehouse , it will be sent to you shortly from our Hong Kong distribution centre and be with you in 4 -6 weeks "

The EU warehouse, I think, appears to be someone's spare bedroom in Turkey from the reviews !
How much would an early 2015 macbook air with same spec as this sell for only 115 battery cycles, box included all brand new condition?
rogparki42 m ago

Who in their right mind would send this Chinese seller of disrepute £640 ? …Who in their right mind would send this Chinese seller of disrepute £640 ? . Cheapish ,maybe , no warranty ,Import duties , no way of returning if duff . Who are the sheep who are voting this total disaster hot ? . Would you spend this sort of money on an item with no warranty and the chance of £200 + of customs fees and VAT


You don't run the risk of paying import duty with them ("To simplify the process of buying internationally, eglobal central choose to handle the process of custom clearance for customers. As a result, prices shown on this website are the final total you have to pay to have the order delivered to your door, without any hidden charges and customs delay.").

You return the product to an address in the UK, judging by what they say in their FAQs.

Also, Apple should have a global warranty? If you don't trust Eglobal warranty.
Edited by: "hearts22" 4th Jan
hearts227 m ago

You don't run the risk of paying import duty with them and you return the …You don't run the risk of paying import duty with them and you return the product to an address in the UK, judging by what they say in their FAQs.Also, Apple should have a global warranty? If you don't trust Eglobal warranty.



Oh dear Apple Global warranty ( as all major manufacturers ) only apply if sold by an Apple authorised retailer - which these Chinese sellers are not ! and if you believe the bit about the UK or EU warehouse and the returns policy you have clearly not read the Trustpilot reviews or indeed many Misc and Ask posts on here . I'll let you do your own research - I've warned folks enough - time for members to use their own gumption for a change
@rogparki
I don't like them either and my sister in Italy bought from them but she didn't get import duty. I know what to expect from Chinese vendors, don't worry. I know they have risks. Eglobal at least shouldn't have the problem of the import duty.

I was just quoting from their website, mainly about the import duty. Doesn't matter if the goods come from Hong Kong. They are already factoring in the customs duty in the price you pay I guess, if you go by their words on the website; my sister used the fast shipping option and didn't get any extra charges.

Ah well, I wasn't entirely sure about Apple warranty being applicable! Anyway Apple's warranty goes by the serial number and I have never been asked for a proof of purchase? How would they know it was sold by an unauthorised reseller? I don't think it counts since you can use their warranty when you buy used without transferring the warranty over.
Edited by: "hearts22" 4th Jan
I wonder if they really do factor in the customs values (and VAT)? or just put something like '$10 gift' on the customs declaration?
hearts2248 m ago

@rogparkiI don't like them either and my sister in Italy bought from them …@rogparkiI don't like them either and my sister in Italy bought from them but she didn't get import duty. I know what to expect from Chinese vendors, don't worry. I know they have risks. Eglobal at least shouldn't have the problem of the import duty.I was just quoting from their website, mainly about the import duty. Doesn't matter if the goods come from Hong Kong. They are already factoring in the customs duty in the price you pay I guess, if you go by their words on the website; my sister used the fast shipping option and didn't get any extra charges. Ah well, I wasn't entirely sure about Apple warranty being applicable! Anyway Apple's warranty goes by the serial number and I have never been asked for a proof of purchase? How would they know it was sold by an unauthorised reseller? I don't think it counts since you can use their warranty when you buy used without transferring the warranty over.


You are gullible and stupid.
Scottc12331 m ago

You are gullible and stupid.


What a nice constructive comment.

I'm not pro Eglobal and I'm not stupid either.

You, on the other hand, are so intelligent that the only stuff you could come up with to attack me is a bunch of insults.
Edited by: "hearts22" 4th Jan
@rogparki
Well done for liking an offensive post.

Tell me instead how Apple would know where the Mac was purchased from since they can't see that from the serial number, which is the only thing they ask for when you go to the Apple store for a repair.
I am talking about any Apple device bought from "unauthorised resellers". I know they can tell what country it was intended for by the model number but I want proof that they can tell what retailer or company sold it to you

Nothing to do with Eglobal.
Edited by: "hearts22" 4th Jan
spannerzone1 h, 27 m ago

I wonder if they really do factor in the customs values (and VAT)? or just …I wonder if they really do factor in the customs values (and VAT)? or just put something like '$10 gift' on the customs declaration?


No idea but I guess getting stung by customs with them is a lot more unlikely than with the average Chinese seller...

I only ever used BangGood and for two items costing not even a tenner by the way (xiaomi battery pack and so on) as buying from Chinese sellers can be a gamble with expensive stuff.

I'm not as gullible as some nice folks here seem to think
hearts2221 m ago

@rogparki Well done for liking an offensive post.Tell me instead how Apple …@rogparki Well done for liking an offensive post.Tell me instead how Apple would know where the Mac was purchased from since they can't see that from the serial number, which is the only thing they ask for when you go to the Apple store for a repair. Nothing to do with Eglobal.


To be fair "Stupid " was a bit harsh but "gullible" is certainly fair if you believe that rubbish on their website that purports to be a warranty . Read it carefully (in conjunction with Trustpilot reviews and sob stories on this site) and you will realise it is not a warranty at all in the legal sense - ie it confers no rights to you the purchaser .

You should also know very well that many manufacturers items are sold as "grey imports" and the manufacturers do not offer a warranty on these items . Even if the serial number is present (and not made up or missing) there will be no warranty attached to it .


Maybe before commenting on things you are patently not familiar with you should research these Chinese sellers/grey imports /warranty issues first .

All you have shown in your posts is a mistaken belief in the wishy washy wording on a Chinese sellers website . OK more gullible than stupid .
About time eglobalcentral were banned on HUKD. They should introduce a trustpilot rating on all merchants that automatically shows.
Dj.CUE7 m ago

About time eglobalcentral were banned on HUKD. They should introduce a …About time eglobalcentral were banned on HUKD. They should introduce a trustpilot rating on all merchants that automatically shows.


Have you seen the likes of Tesco's, Amazon's etc. ratings on Trustpilot?

Far, far worse than eglobalcentral. In fact many popular companies on HUKD have far worse ratings.

If HUKD followed your advice there'd hardly be any companies on HUKD.

I have actually ordered stuff from them and was very impressed.
Garble18 m ago

Have you seen the likes of Tesco's, Amazon's etc. ratings on …Have you seen the likes of Tesco's, Amazon's etc. ratings on Trustpilot?Far, far worse than eglobalcentral. In fact many popular companies on HUKD have far worse ratings.If HUKD followed your advice there'd hardly be any companies on HUKD.I have actually ordered stuff from them and was very impressed.


I am just saying show them on the deal page. I think a review of a supermarket is a bit different as I can visit a local branch. Ordering from a country the other side of the world and from a company that most people have never heard of is riskier. I agree review sites are usually just complaints but sometimes the risk doesn't outweigh the saving.
Edited by: "Dj.CUE" 4th Jan
Garble20 h, 18 m ago

Have you seen the likes of Tesco's, Amazon's etc. ratings on …Have you seen the likes of Tesco's, Amazon's etc. ratings on Trustpilot?Far, far worse than eglobalcentral. In fact many popular companies on HUKD have far worse ratings.If HUKD followed your advice there'd hardly be any companies on HUKD.I have actually ordered stuff from them and was very impressed.


So why didn't you mention in your post that EGlobalcentral are a Chinese seller - very rarely have stock in their "European Warehouses ! " no warranty , little chance of returning , VAT and Import Duties to pay etc .

OK many members know all about these Chinese sellers and are happy to take the risks involved -fair enough . However many members are totally unaware which sellers are Chinese and can often be totally distraught when it goes pear shaped .

These are the very reasons these sites were barred from HUKD for many years and posted deals quickly removed . Now they have reached agreement on referral fees with HUKD these sites are not only tolerated but actively promoted and posted by HUKD Mods and Editors with no absolutely no warnings as to the potential pitfalls of buying from such sellers .

HUKD should hang its collective head in shame at its refusal to publicise the origin of these sellers - For all some less savvy members know these sites could be based in London or Manchester , and the sob stories I have read on this site bear testament to that fact ,something that HUKD Mods and Editors cannot be unaware of - yet still they post "deals" from these sellers - Shameful
Edited by: "rogparki" 5th Jan
The mods and editors that often post those deals go very quiet when anything challenging is said or pointed out compared to their lightning reactions to deleting deals from the same sellers just a couple years ago. At least these deals should state country of origin if nothing else.
I think at least these deals should state country of origin if nothing else, then it's buyer beware like anything in life.
I have purchased many items from eglobal and other Hong Kong based sellers such as slrhut and always received my expensive items without any further customs fees as they are posted from the U.K.

I will gladly keep on using them to save money while others pay a large lump of their money to ‘reputable’ U.K. sellers.
rogparki9 h, 13 m ago

So why didn't you mention in your post that EGlobalcentral are a Chinese …So why didn't you mention in your post that EGlobalcentral are a Chinese seller - very rarely have stock in their "European Warehouses ! " so no warranty , little chance of returning , VAT and Import Duties to pay etc .OK many members know all about these Chinese sellers and are happy to take the risks involved -fair enough . However many members are totally unaware which sellers are Chinese and can often be totally distraught when it goes pear shaped .These are the very reasons these sites were barred from HUKD for many years and posted deals quickly removed . Now they have reached agreement on referral fees with HUKD these sites are not only tolerated but actively promoted and posted by HUKD Mods and Editors with no absolutely no warnings as to the potential pitfalls of buying from such sellers .HUKD should hang its collective head in shame at its refusal to publicise the origin of these sellers - For all some less savvy members know these sites could be based in London or Manchester , and the sob stories I have read on this site bear testament to that fact ,something that HUKD Mods and Editors cannot be unaware of - yet still they post "deals" from these sellers - Shameful


All of the things you mentioned are non-issues to savvy or non savvy persons. I'm not sure why you have a vendetta against this company TBH:

-Chinese seller - so what? Incase you didn't realise it pretty much most consumer electronics are manufactured in China so technically most UK consumer electronics retailers are nothing but Chinese proxies.

-Rarely have stock in "European Warehouses" - totally unfounded comment here. Tantamount to slander.

-No warranty - there is warranty.

-Little chance of returning - there is a return procedure.

-VAT and Import Duties - there are none!

-Risks involved - what exactly are they, maybe you can clarify?
Edited by: "Garble" 5th Jan
hearts2223 h, 12 m ago

@rogparkiI don't like them either and my sister in Italy bought from them …@rogparkiI don't like them either and my sister in Italy bought from them but she didn't get import duty. I know what to expect from Chinese vendors, don't worry. I know they have risks. Eglobal at least shouldn't have the problem of the import duty.I was just quoting from their website, mainly about the import duty. Doesn't matter if the goods come from Hong Kong. They are already factoring in the customs duty in the price you pay I guess, if you go by their words on the website; my sister used the fast shipping option and didn't get any extra charges. Ah well, I wasn't entirely sure about Apple warranty being applicable! Anyway Apple's warranty goes by the serial number and I have never been asked for a proof of purchase? How would they know it was sold by an unauthorised reseller? I don't think it counts since you can use their warranty when you buy used without transferring the warranty over.


I live in the UK. Bought an iPad from eGlobal in Dec 2017. Came with an Australian plug (no issue for me). Entered serial number on Apple website. Full UK warranty. Great price & fully covered.
BORED
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A relative ordered a phone from them 3 months ago. Still trying to sort it out. Not had the phone and email response? Nope
Edited by: "nevakillmonkeys" 7th Jan
hearts224th Jan

Anyway Apple's warranty goes by the serial number and I have never been …Anyway Apple's warranty goes by the serial number and I have never been asked for a proof of purchase? How would they know it was sold by an unauthorised reseller?


I know you've never been asked for proof of purchase but Apple will be able to track from the serial number part of the supply chain that it went through, certainly the distributor and country Apple sold it to at the start of the supply chain.

They will also be able to track the age of the device with the serial number. If they believe it to be outside the 12 months warranty then they would need your proof of purchase to see the date the reseller/retailer sold it to you. This proof of purchase would then highlight the name of that company, which if not an Apple authorised reseller would probably cause problems.

(although we know Apple are quite relaxed about this, and also relaxed about the warranty term, often fixing items beyond 13 months old without extended warranty/AppleCare but its at their descretion)
Edited by: "shakerstevens" 12th Jan
From who? Baltic cold.
shakerstevens12 h, 48 m ago

I know you've never been asked for proof of purchase but Apple will be …I know you've never been asked for proof of purchase but Apple will be able to track from the serial number part of the supply chain that it went through, certainly the distributor and country Apple sold it to at the start of the supply chain.They will also be able to track the age of the device with the serial number. If they believe it to be outside the 12 months warranty then they would need your proof of purchase to see the date the reseller/retailer sold it to you. This proof of purchase would then highlight the name of that company, which if not an Apple authorised reseller would probably cause problems. (although we know Apple are quite relaxed about this, and also relaxed about the warranty term, often fixing items beyond 13 months old without extended warranty/AppleCare but its at their descretion)


I know they can see the age of the device and country... But if the device is covered by a global warranty, it being from a different country would be irrelevant.

They would never know the specific retailer without seeing a receipt or equivalent and find it very difficult to believe they would request proof of purchase at the Apple Store. As busy as they are if the device is still within warranty they won't bother doing any other extra checks in 99% of the cases. If they do, just go to a different one or see a different "genius". That's my advice

You can check for yourself online with the serial number before you go to the Apple store if the warranty is still there so you're prepared.
Edited by: "hearts22" 13th Jan
Garble5th Jan

All of the things you mentioned are non-issues to savvy or non savvy …All of the things you mentioned are non-issues to savvy or non savvy persons. I'm not sure why you have a vendetta against this company TBH:-Chinese seller - so what? Incase you didn't realise it pretty much most consumer electronics are manufactured in China so technically most UK consumer electronics retailers are nothing but Chinese proxies.-Rarely have stock in "European Warehouses" - totally unfounded comment here. Tantamount to slander.-No warranty - there is warranty.-Little chance of returning - there is a return procedure.-VAT and Import Duties - there are none!-Risks involved - what exactly are they, maybe you can clarify?



Well said, without doubt there is a witch hunt on the site against this company I have been waiting for 7 working days for a phone I ordered but am fully aware that it takes time to get here. The people who complain seem to be happy to pay the extras for UK sourced items. Good luck to them...
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