Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




668 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 198

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 229100 7-Feb-2018 17:14
Send private message quote this post

Hi,

 

My daughter will be in Hawaii later in in the month; and is very keen on buying an iPhone 8 from the AppleStore there.

 

However, as she does actually live in NZ; there are a couple of questions:

 

1.  I believe that the modern iPhones these days have the same cell-phone chipset regardless of country of purchase, so it should work over here with no major issues; is this correct?

 

 

 

2.  Warranty.  Apple's Warranty states something along the lines of "Apple may restrict warranty service for iphone ... to the country where Apple ... originally sold the device".

 

Has anyone had recent experience with warranty service in NZ with an iPhone purchased in-store in another country?

 

Does anyone know if AppleCare purchased in NZ would provide coverage for an iPhone originally purchased in-store in another country?

 

 


Create new topic
1525 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 270

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1953187 7-Feb-2018 18:48
Send private message quote this post

Good questions

 

Don't forget the State of Hawaii levies it's own State & Sales taxes on all purchases, which will add about 10% to the retail price. Don't know if they have a tax refund system in place for visitors.

 

 





________
AK




668 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 198

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1953213 7-Feb-2018 18:54
Send private message quote this post

antoniosk: Good questions

 

Thanks!

 

antoniosk: Don't forget the State of Hawaii levies it's own State & Sales taxes on all purchases, which will add about 10% to the retail price. Don't know if they have a tax refund system in place for visitors.

 

O'ahu sales tax is 4.5%; not sure where you calculate 10% from; but I'm hardly the tax expert.  No State Tax as far as I'm aware.

 

I'll have to look into visitor tax-refunds... 

 

Good points.


 
 
 
 


1525 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 270

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1953245 7-Feb-2018 19:21
Send private message quote this post

Quite right, I confused the hotel taxes with GET, my bad.




________
AK


2343 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 624


  Reply # 1953291 7-Feb-2018 20:20
Send private message quote this post

I bought an iPhone 6 from Trademe which was still under warranty (but it was originally from AU) and when I had a screen issue at only 10 months old Apple wouldn’t honour the warranty outside the country of purchase.

Decided that I’d need a really good price reduction to bother with a non NZ iPhone ever again.

2865 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 262


  Reply # 1953299 7-Feb-2018 20:47
Send private message quote this post

We’ve done warranty repairs on Apple products, including iPhones, that were bought overseas.
Had no issues processing those types of repairs.
The problem comes when the device is out of warranty but could still be covered under consumer law in the country of purchase. For those repairs to be covered you’d need to get it back to where you bought it from.
If the device has AppleCare then that’s covered by Apple in any country as far as I know.




12 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1953340 7-Feb-2018 21:46
Send private message quote this post

My daughter will be in Hawaii later in in the month; and is very keen on buying an iPhone 8 from the AppleStore there.

 

Technically She will have to declare it on her arrival card:

 

https://www.customs.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/forms/passenger-arrival-card-english-language-version.pdf

 

Which might trigger GST in import (There is no duty on an iPhone)

 

DFP


2844 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1269


  Reply # 1953423 8-Feb-2018 07:59
Send private message quote this post

danielparker:

 

My daughter will be in Hawaii later in in the month; and is very keen on buying an iPhone 8 from the AppleStore there.

 

Technically She will have to declare it on her arrival card:

 

https://www.customs.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/forms/passenger-arrival-card-english-language-version.pdf

 

Which might trigger GST in import (There is no duty on an iPhone)

 

DFP

 

 

Unbox it and they would never know you didn't have it when you left the country.  





Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



3116 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 464

Subscriber

  Reply # 1953441 8-Feb-2018 08:28
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

scuwp:

danielparker:


My daughter will be in Hawaii later in in the month; and is very keen on buying an iPhone 8 from the AppleStore there.


Technically She will have to declare it on her arrival card:


https://www.customs.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/forms/passenger-arrival-card-english-language-version.pdf


Which might trigger GST in import (There is no duty on an iPhone)


DFP



Unbox it and they would never know you didn't have it when you left the country.  



It is still smuggling if it was purchased outside NZ, has a value of more than $700, and isn't declared. What you are suggesting is illegal.




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

76 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 1958108 14-Feb-2018 15:29
Send private message quote this post

Yeah be honest and declare it if you have any doubt. They will probably not bother you with anything after seeing you having the box opened and the phone in use already.

Also make sure you buy the sim-free version of iphone to get the supposedly better qualcomm modem instead of the intel model. And it will ensure that the phone is unlocked.



668 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 198

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1958109 14-Feb-2018 15:32
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Update: She’s decided to buy locally.

I think this was a wise decision, myself.

2118 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 629

Subscriber

  Reply # 1958370 15-Feb-2018 00:21
Send private message quote this post

IIRC US iPhones use an Intel Radio Chipset, rather than the Broadcom(?) one that is used everywhere else.


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Apple’s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.