View Full Version : Buying Macbook Air in US vs UK

Jul 1, 2013, 12:27 AM
I'm studying abroad next month and need a new computer; therefore, I was wondering whether it would be better/cheaper to purchase the laptop here in the US or in the UK.


Jul 1, 2013, 12:40 AM
If you currently live in the US then it'll be cheaper to buy it before you go. The conversion rate is terrible going USD>GBP.

Jul 3, 2013, 05:56 PM
Macs are way cheaper in the US vs UK.

Stuff in general is, whenever we visit we usually pick up some stuff for family here (UK) because it's cheaper there.

I assume you're sticking to the US App Store etc as well so the US Back 2 School Giftcard will be more beneficial too.

Jul 3, 2013, 07:41 PM
No contest. Doesn't the UK has like 20% VAT?

Jul 4, 2013, 07:50 AM
Yes it does.

Add that to the base price being more expensive as well.