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Topic # 109987 1-Oct-2012 12:51 Send private message

Hi All,

I am investigating prices for the "new" Ipad 3 - 16GB Wi-fi

What I have found so far is

Auckland Airport - $634.00 NZD

Australian duty free - $600.64 NZD

USA - $588.00 + Tax NZD if I can't find one duty free.

My brother is travelling from Aussie to meet me in Hawaii so he could pick one up for me and I get it from him when he arrives in Honolulu, which would be 3 days after I arrived, but to be honest for $34 i'd sooner get it before I leave and have it on the flight!

Does anyone know how duty free works in the US ?

Are Apple's prices basically duty free and sales taxes are added at the check out?

If so then NZ gets a pretty damn good deal on Ipads!




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  Reply # 694203 1-Oct-2012 14:07 Send private message

dickytim: 
USA - $588.00 + Tax NZD if I can't find one duty free.

Does anyone know how duty free works in the US ?
Are Apple's prices basically duty free and sales taxes are added at the check out?

If so then NZ gets a pretty damn good deal on Ipads!


US advertised prices are usually the price that the company is charging, Tax is extra, and given that taxes vary from State to state, city to city, and county to county, taxes are applied when you make the transaction,



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  Reply # 694375 1-Oct-2012 17:08 Send private message

There is no duty on electronics anyway. There is GST which, as the price of an iPad is well above the limit where GST is waived, will still apply on import.

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  Reply # 694377 1-Oct-2012 17:14 Send private message

Jarno: , as the price of an iPad is well above the limit where GST is waived, will still apply on import.


Only if he had is posted,  
As a traveller you have a $700 personal goods concession that a 16GB iPad would fall within, so no GST would be payable if he had it with him....

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  Reply # 694409 1-Oct-2012 17:52 Send private message

If you buy from outside NZ you won't be covered by the CGA. So paying that little little amount extra is a bit like getting an extended warranty.



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  Reply # 694599 2-Oct-2012 07:01 Send private message

mattwnz: If you buy from outside NZ you won't be covered by the CGA. So paying that little little amount extra is a bit like getting an extended warranty.


I am tending this way as it seems like there is no real difference in price between here, Aussie and the US.

Plus it would be good to have on the plane to play with!




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  Reply # 694624 2-Oct-2012 08:58 Send private message

dickytim: Plus it would be good to have on the plane to play with!


Not much connectivity in a plane to actually setup the whole thing though.







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  Reply # 694724 2-Oct-2012 11:17 Send private message

correct, but at the airport for 2 hours should give some time! I hope anyway.




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  Reply # 694727 2-Oct-2012 11:23 Send private message

dickytim: correct, but at the airport for 2 hours should give some time! I hope anyway.


Do you have access to a airline lounge with free Wifi?, otherwise you will have to pay for it, 
I am fairly sure there is no general free wifi at Auckland Airport.......



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  Reply # 695975 4-Oct-2012 10:50 Send private message

wellygary:
dickytim: correct, but at the airport for 2 hours should give some time! I hope anyway.


Do you have access to a airline lounge with free Wifi?, otherwise you will have to pay for it, 
I am fairly sure there is no general free wifi at Auckland Airport.......


I have my iphone to tether to, or take the sim card from and put in the Ipad.

I am now looking at a Ipad3 wi-fi + 4G as I want it for maps etc.

Alternatively depending on the features the Ipad mini could work for me.

I can't wait for the announcement!




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  Reply # 696263 4-Oct-2012 17:00 Send private message

Who sells them at Auckland airport?

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  Reply # 696303 4-Oct-2012 17:56 Send private message

JR Duty Free

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  Reply # 696312 4-Oct-2012 18:09 Send private message

Shapenz: JR Duty Free


Thank you. I'd been on their Auckland site but hadn't seen it. Their main site shows them though. Cheers.

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  Reply # 696381 4-Oct-2012 20:19 Send private message

Another option is for your brother to buy it retail in Australia and then claim the GST back when he flys out, under the Tourist Refund Scheme:
http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4646.asp
This can be used by residents as well, and he can buy it up to 30 days in advance. If he bought at target for $499 AUD, this is $455 after refund or about $570 NZD.
There is still an issue with warranty if you buy this way, so depends on if that is a concern or not.



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  Reply # 696395 4-Oct-2012 20:32 Send private message

nova: Another option is for your brother to buy it retail in Australia and then claim the GST back when he flys out, under the Tourist Refund Scheme:
http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4646.asp
This can be used by residents as well, and he can buy it up to 30 days in advance. If he bought at target for $499 AUD, this is $455 after refund or about $570 NZD.
There is still an issue with warranty if you buy this way, so depends on if that is a concern or not.


$539 AUD or $490 duty free, only a couple of $$ in it really. less than $100 for a 3g version.




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  Reply # 696401 4-Oct-2012 20:42 Send private message

dickytim:
nova: Another option is for your brother to buy it retail in Australia and then claim the GST back when he flys out, under the Tourist Refund Scheme:
http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4646.asp
This can be used by residents as well, and he can buy it up to 30 days in advance. If he bought at target for $499 AUD, this is $455 after refund or about $570 NZD.
There is still an issue with warranty if you buy this way, so depends on if that is a concern or not.


$539 AUD or $490 duty free, only a couple of $$ in it really. less than $100 for a 3g version.


Well, it is a little better than that, as you can get it cheaper from some stores. For example Target is $40 cheaper than full retail: 

http://www.target.com.au/ipad/

The main advantage is that you get to use it and set it up before the trip. Well, your brother does. You should lease it to him for a month for a small fee! :-)

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