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Topic # 240463 9-Sep-2018 12:59
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Hi There,
Is anyone flying overseas I need some help. Possible to check the prices of IPhone C 64GB and 256GB at auckland airport Apple store.
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  Reply # 2086403 9-Sep-2018 12:59
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

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  Reply # 2086407 9-Sep-2018 13:04
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I flew to Indonesia the other day and did not even see the Apple store airside

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  Reply # 2086414 9-Sep-2018 13:23
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Just check their website.

 

https://www.jrdutyfree.co.nz/


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  Reply # 2086515 9-Sep-2018 17:04
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You know that they are about to announce a new iphone?





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  Reply # 2086538 9-Sep-2018 17:52
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Yup I’m thinking new XS will be same as X price when launched so want to know the price of X so I can ask someone to buy new XS at airport for me

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  Reply # 2086557 9-Sep-2018 18:46
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At $2000 including GST normally, that means $1740 (approx) ex-gst. That is way above the duty-free threshold so GST would be charged on return to NZ. Saving literally, nothing. In fact because Auckland Airport take a cut of most sales there is a chance it will end up more expensive than popping into an NZ retailer who may add enticements to make a sale.
Not declaring the purchase on return is smuggling.




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  Reply # 2086558 9-Sep-2018 18:48
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As above 100% correct you are going to save $0.00

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  Reply # 2086560 9-Sep-2018 19:02
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Last year I bought Apple Watch 3 at Auckland airport while heading to Singapore and I paid $504 and retail was $579

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  Reply # 2086561 9-Sep-2018 19:04
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I wonder how many people purchasing something like an iPhone at Duty Free in NZ declare this and then pay GST as they're legally required to do?

 

I wonder whether the duty free staff advise people when they buy something over $700 that they're legally required to then declare it?

 

 


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  Reply # 2086563 9-Sep-2018 19:08
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champakram: Last year I bought Apple Watch 3 at Auckland airport while heading to Singapore and I paid $504 and retail was $579

 

Long gone are the days that Duty free was a bargin. If you actually save GST on the normal street price you've actually got a good deal.

 

Even for many spirits and champagnes now you can buy them cheaper visiting your average liquor store or supermarket than you can duty free.

 

 


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  Reply # 2086565 9-Sep-2018 19:14
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Chocolate is more expensive duty free than actual RRP

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  Reply # 2086568 9-Sep-2018 19:24
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champakram: Yup I’m thinking new XS will be same as X price when launched so want to know the price of X so I can ask someone to buy new XS at airport for me

 

 

Now that will be interesting...

 

 

The NZD in September 2017 was ~73 USD, its now ~66c whther Apple dump all the Forex fall into the final NZD price, or are prepared to wear some of the exchange rate to keep the base price under 2K NZD will be very keenly watched,,,,

 

 

Pretty much the same equation will be going on in regard to AUD prricing too....

 


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  Reply # 2086642 10-Sep-2018 03:43
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sbiddle:

champakram: Last year I bought Apple Watch 3 at Auckland airport while heading to Singapore and I paid $504 and retail was $579


Long gone are the days that Duty free was a bargin. If you actually save GST on the normal street price you've actually got a good deal.


Even for many spirits and champagnes now you can buy them cheaper visiting your average liquor store or supermarket than you can duty free.


 



Totally correct - “Duty Free” at Auckland Airport is a total joke. SWMBO says perfumes and fragrances etc are also much more expensive there than at ordinary NZ retailers.

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  Reply # 2086657 10-Sep-2018 07:02
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The only thing I buy duty free is Rum, I can get 2x 1,125ml bottles for $50. The local bottle shop sells 1L for $40, maybe $35 on special.

Nothing else is any cheaper than elsewhere as the markup is about the same as the GST you save.

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  Reply # 2086660 10-Sep-2018 07:16
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eracode:
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champakram: Last year I bought Apple Watch 3 at Auckland airport while heading to Singapore and I paid $504 and retail was $579

 

 

 

Long gone are the days that Duty free was a bargin. If you actually save GST on the normal street price you've actually got a good deal.

 

 

 

Even for many spirits and champagnes now you can buy them cheaper visiting your average liquor store or supermarket than you can duty free.

 

 

 

 

 



Totally correct - “Duty Free” at Auckland Airport is a total joke. SWMBO says perfumes and fragrances etc are also much more expensive there than at ordinary NZ retailers.

 

You can still get the odd bargain, but you need to be aware of what price goods are in the real world. I suspect many people are still of the opinion duty free is always a good deal.

 

Auckland airport generated $190m in income last financial year from retail (clipping the ticket of every retail transaction), an increase from $162m the year before.

 

I just don't understand why so many people spend so much money buying overpriced goods at an airport!

 

 


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