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Topic # 242707 10-Nov-2018 10:30
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I'm heading over to Sydney for a long weekend later this month and of course that means a visit to the Apple Store...

 

Is there any advantage to buying in Australia vs just ordering from here?






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  Reply # 2123173 10-Nov-2018 10:56
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If you get gst off then you’ll save a couple hundred. Apple fudged their exchange rates up when pricing our stuff.

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  Reply # 2123176 10-Nov-2018 11:05
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Don't buy AppleCare until you get home.  You also may not be CGA covered?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2123191 10-Nov-2018 11:13
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wont you have to declare it when you get back?

 

 


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  Reply # 2123192 10-Nov-2018 11:15
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SpartanVXL: If you get gst off then you’ll save a couple hundred. Apple fudged their exchange rates up when pricing our stuff.

 

But you pay GST when coming back into NZ so buying in AU is pointless

 

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  Reply # 2123233 10-Nov-2018 11:43
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Goosey:

 

wont you have to declare it when you get back?

 

 

 

 

 

 

ha - good one...






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  Reply # 2123241 10-Nov-2018 12:24
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SpartanVXL: If you get gst off then you’ll save a couple hundred. Apple fudged their exchange rates up when pricing our stuff.


But you pay GST when coming back into NZ so buying in AU is pointless


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Unless its a personal item. Really, if its been opened, in a case and registered to you with your family photos on it nobody will bother you.

I’ve heard jb hifi will deal with warranty across aus/nz. You can also get applecare once you come back.

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  Reply # 2123242 10-Nov-2018 12:27
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It's totally not worth it for the minimal savings, if any, you'll get.

 

If you have to return the laptop for a refund or replacement, for whatever reason, it has to go back to the Apple store you bought it from and Apple will not ship it on your behalf. 

 

The only way you can get a replacement is if a repair is attempted first at an authorised apple service center. I speak from experience on this one.


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  Reply # 2123337 10-Nov-2018 15:51
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The loss of the CGA is an important consideration.

 

By the time you add in Apple care (which only gets you to 3 years warranty) the difference is minimal, if any.

 

 

 

I had my sons Macbook get a new motherboard installed when it was over 3 1/2 years old under the CGA.

 

 

 

I did import a Mac mini once from the USA, even with shipping + GST + AppleCare I saved hundreds of dollars so it was worth it.

 

However last time I was in Aus (earlier this year) a 15"MBP did not.


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  Reply # 2123355 10-Nov-2018 16:55
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Cheaper by default, then theres the tax back on top of it.


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