Are Apple products cheaper in Hong Kong?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 13rutal, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

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    A base high-end MBA sells for HK11,488 ($1482 USD). The same sells for $1499 in the US.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    The only price difference I can think of is the sales tax. HK has no sales tax.
     
  4. macrumors 601

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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).
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    It's worth noting though that if you're a brit, Hong Kong uses the same plugs as we do :)
     
  6. macrumors regular

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  7. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  8. macrumors 601

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    Splitting hair?

    It's well known Apple offers no discounts, except a small educational, and there are no Apple "Grey" markets.

    Hong Kong is known to be a "shopping haven." Merchandises pass through HK without tariff.

    Without checking with the United Nations, am pretty sure buying a MB in Hong Kong cannot be beat. If ur already making a trip that is, and not doing this specifically to bring back ONE laptop.
     
  9. macrumors 68000

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    Do they sell them with the same keyboards and power cords etc as they do in the US?
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Splitting what hair?

    Well you see, I live right next to Hong Kong and go there every couple of months, I don't know what the prices are elsewhere and while I know the prices in HK are very competitive I have no idea on the prices in other countries that I don't frequent. I therefore dare not claim that Hong Kong is cheaper than "location X" as I honestly don't know.

    Perhaps Hong Kong is the cheapest, but I've not personally bothered to go country by country checking. The price difference between the Mac Air lower model is only about $60 between HK and US, and that could easily change with exchange rates.

    I simply choose not to make any assumption and to give the facts that I can at the time of posting. That without knowing his/her country I can't say whether it's cheaper or not, and then including a link to the actual prices in HK.

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    In Hong Kong you can get both the Hong Kong style charger and the Chinese style charger (2 vertical prongs I believe, though China also has a 1 vertical and 2 tilted prongs type).

    They may have others, although I'm not certain
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    Keep in mind that the MBA also comes with a 1 year warranty. I am not sure if there would be any issues if you had a problem and needed to take it to an Apple Store not located in Hong Kong.
     

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