Apple store in Kaoshiung, Taiwan ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by birgirs, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. birgirs macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone.
    I've been reading this site for 2 years without a comment. :) so here comes my first post.

    Thing is, where I live macs are exspensive. I'm going to Kaoshiung Taiwan soon and I'm thinking about buying a new Macbook there.
    Does anyone know if there is a retailer in Kaoshiung and what kind of keyboards the books are equipped with?
     
  2. bsolomonny macrumors regular

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    I have never been to an Apple Store in KHH and thought that the only real apple store in Taiwan was in Taipei. I live in Tainan, jut outside of KHH. There very well might be one but i have never seen it. There however many "authorized resellers" in Taiwan. If you are a student you can get your student discount only by calling the Taiwan Apple sales line which is 00800-7666-7666. As for prices in TW, they are similar to the states when you take US sales tax into account.

    Any other questions? You can also go to www.apple.com.tw its in chinese but everything is organized exactly like the english version.
    Good luck
     
  3. iperson macrumors newbie

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    Hey! I'm in Taipei.

    It's true that there are no apple stores here; only "authorized resellers". In my experience as of late, the "authorized resellers" (4 different ones I've been to) are hard to deal with in that they don't seem to know anything about macs, they don't have and demo 24 inch models to play with, they say that I can't buy my hardware upgraded in any way except for ram (and I think I could buy RAM somewhere else cheaper anyway) and they really don't seem very interested in selling me a damn computer (even with way too much impusle money on me in cash!)

    Just venting my frustrations. They don't seem to have a refurb program as well here and I'm wary to order one online and have it shipped here. The NTD$ prices seem to work out to be the same as the apple store website from the US.

    If you click the buy buttons on the apple taiwan website they don't have the options page to upgrade your hardware either, but there's a number you can call. I haven't called it yet. Waiting for announcements before I get real serious.

    It's good to know about the student discount program. I'm a student at one of the uni's here and I'm certainly going to look into that if I can find someone who wants to sell me a computer!

    Oh, and the keyboards are the same but they come printed with weird symbols called "bu pu mu fu" which is a phonetic alphabet as well as the standard one we're all used to.
     
  4. birgirs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the replies! I guess I will have to wait and see if I can find a retailer there. If not I must be able to find something else to feed my hungry hands, digital cam - camcorder or whatever I can get my hands on. :)
     
  5. bsolomonny macrumors regular

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    If you have a friend here your best bet is to order from that # i gave you to your friends home before you arrive i think it takes a few days...maybe a week. That way you can get your student discount. By the way my experience with the authorized resellers was very similar with one exception. On the other hand the sales people are no less knowledgeable ten the people at best buy or compusa. One store was really pushing Patriot Ram on me. I need ram but I want something that is guaranteed to work on a Mac.

    Oh to the other guy here in TW...when you get your mac check your uni for free software mine in Tainan gave me a free copy of office. I am killing my self looking for a copy of the mac version of Wen Lin and DR. Eye.
     
  6. skubish macrumors 68030

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    The bottom of Apple's website (www.apple.com) lists all the stores they have worldwide.
     
  7. dbasulto macrumors newbie

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    if you buy a macbook on taipei, does it come with english OS/keyboard?
     

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