Buying a Macbook from the US with a UK credit card

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mstruve, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi
    I am based in the UK and thinking of buying a MBA from the US online store, to be delivered to my cousin's US address.
    Does this require a US credit card to make the payment, or can I pay using my UK credit card?
    Btw, I am aware of the customs issues etc but not really concerned about that at this stage.
    Thanks very much.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Well some people managed to pay directly but by filling the billing address with the actual US shipping adress...i think it will come down to luck.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Send your cousin the money and get him to order it.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    use a parcel forwarding company to reship it to you, like usgobuy.com no sales tax. you can choose Fedex, dhl or USPS. Personally, I think USPS is easier to pass the customs because Fedex and DHL are commercial express .
     
  5. macrumors 601

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    I believe one time I did the reverse and gifted somebody in the UK via amazon.com.uk. Everything seemed have gone normal.
     
  6. macrumors 604

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    I wouldn't even consider usgobuy.com... scamadviser rates it very low and based in China. Their website doesn't look very trustworthy.

    The poster recommending the site is a newbie with only two posts, both to recommend a dubious site.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure, isn't the U.S. keyboard different than the British one?
     
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    KeepCalmPeople

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    Guys, read the OP's post carefully. He's buying in the US and having it shipped to a US address. The only question is whether he can use a UK credit card...

    OP: Sorry I can't help you there...
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Yes.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Hey there,

    I did a similar thing, buying in the UK store but living abroad. The British site required a shipping address within the UK (obviously), but it also required a valid UK address for the credit card. My guess is that the same goes for the US site.
    The solution I went to was transferring the money over to a family member in the UK to make the purchase on my behalf. Went like a charm. You can also contact Apple and ask them to alter the keyboard and/or power adapter to match your needs after the payment has been made (but you need to be quick, because if it's already been assembled and shipped then you're buggered).
     

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