Buying apple products in US

Is it worth buying apple products in the US and bringing them home?

is the price difference worth it ?

and will the warranty apply here?

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i think you can save money for sure. is it ipod or laptop? if laptop the enter is a little different and takes a little getting used to?!? but ipod or iphone same i think?

Original Poster

its likely to be a macbook, but my consider the latter, just interested.

I bought an ipod in Houston two Christmas's ago, saved about £30, and the guarantee is worldwide, 25% saving

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RufusRabbit;5915576

I bought an ipod in Houston two Christmas's ago, saved about £30, and the … I bought an ipod in Houston two Christmas's ago, saved about £30, and the guarantee is worldwide, 25% saving



thats good, cheers, what about power adapter, they expensive?

If buying what I would do is get rid of all the packaging and bring it back as if you went with it,send all you receipts and papers seperate in post,naughty I know but you want to make a saving.

the apple ones have a clip at the end so its just a case of getting a UK end.

http://www.thebookyard.com/images/MBPCH85.jpg

easy as mate. i got a spare somewhere if you want :thumbsup:

is the apple iphone 3gs £100 in usa?

The 3gs is $599.00 payg plus 7%tax, just looked at them last week in Florida. There is not a big saving to be made at the mo because of the exchange rate. Coupled with the risk of getting caught in Customs and the resell value dropping if you have no original box etc, you save very little in the long run. If it was still $2 to £1 then it might be worth the savings...

voyager7;5916170

The 3gs is $599.00 payg plus 7%tax, just looked at them last week in … The 3gs is $599.00 payg plus 7%tax, just looked at them last week in Florida. There is not a big saving to be made at the mo because of the exchange rate. Coupled with the risk of getting caught in Customs and the resell value dropping if you have no original box etc, you save very little in the long run. If it was still $2 to £1 then it might be worth the savings...



£360 in USA
£440 in UK (apple site)

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Hmm the customs thing is really concerning me, whats the chance of getting caught?

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Any other opinions on the matter.

spobby;5918218

Hmm the customs thing is really concerning me, whats the chance of … Hmm the customs thing is really concerning me, whats the chance of getting caught?



Leave the packaging there, you took it with you right?..........:whistling:

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megalomaniac;5943688

Leave the packaging there, you took it with you … Leave the packaging there, you took it with you right?..........:whistling:



ahh ok , so just take the manuals charger n laptop n leave the box?

spobby;5943778

ahh ok , so just take the manuals charger n laptop n leave the box?



I didn't say anything of the sort :thumbsup::whistling: (you might want to dump the manuals too)

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megalomaniac;5943799

I didn't say anything of the sort :thumbsup::whistling: (you might want … I didn't say anything of the sort :thumbsup::whistling: (you might want to dump the manuals too)



ahh okk . you have to be that sneaky?

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dcx_badass;5944040

Price is about the same, maybe a little cheaper, I'd just take the … Price is about the same, maybe a little cheaper, I'd just take the packaging home anyway in your suitcase. American iPods are a fair bit louder which is a big plus for me, and apple have an international warranty on portable products, eg. ipods and macbooks.



hmm well im just worried as it's a mate thats bringing in back n i don't want him to be fined at customs.

I was looking at macbooks , or i-touch , but aren't apple releasing new OS?

spobby;5944108

hmm well im just worried as it's a mate thats bringing in back n i don't … hmm well im just worried as it's a mate thats bringing in back n i don't want him to be fined at customs.I was looking at macbooks , or i-touch , but aren't apple releasing new OS?



Laptops will have a different keyboard layout.
And you have no worries at customs as long as they cant show that it was bought in america (hence why you cut all the tags off clothes) You could easily buy a new box over here or even better and prob wouldn't cost that much is to post the box back to yourself.
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