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Old Jan 8, 2013, 09:40 AM   #1
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Are Apple products cheaper in Hong Kong?

I have a plan to go to Hong Kong in a couple of weeks. I'm wondering from the previous similar thread if Apple products are cheaper in HK. Anyone have ever had an experience buying one in HK? Is it really cheaper? Or is it just a currency difference?
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 09:45 AM   #2
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I have a plan to go to Hong Kong in a couple of weeks. I'm wondering from the previous similar thread if Apple products are cheaper in HK. Anyone have ever had an experience buying one in HK? Is it really cheaper? Or is it just a currency difference?
A base high-end MBA sells for HK11,488 ($1482 USD). The same sells for $1499 in the US.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 10:53 AM   #3
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The only price difference I can think of is the sales tax. HK has no sales tax.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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It is cheaper. At the very least you are not paying any tax as mentioned, but not all model (ram, storage) requirement maybe stocked, and with the proper AC plug (ez enuff to replace).
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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It's worth noting though that if you're a brit, Hong Kong uses the same plugs as we do
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 01:23 AM   #6
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You may use this is a guide:

http://store.apple.com/hk

http://www.apple.com/hk/en/

Asking if prices is cheaper also has a complication... cheaper than where?
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 01:37 AM   #7
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I have a plan to go to Hong Kong in a couple of weeks. I'm wondering from the previous similar thread if Apple products are cheaper in HK. Anyone have ever had an experience buying one in HK? Is it really cheaper? Or is it just a currency difference?
Keep in mind, there's another thread of this nature going on. You are supposed to report all items you bought aboard and are bringing back to your country. It might be a little cheaper there due to no sales tax and a few "saved" dollars as there is less shipping. Though keep in mind, the stronger the dollar is as you come closer to your trip the "cheaper" the computer will be as you will be able to "buy" more of the Chinese currency.
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