Buying Macbook Air in US vs UK

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Tharius, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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.

    Thanks!
     
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    Agent-P

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    #2
    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.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    #3
    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.
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    #4
    No contest. Doesn't the UK has like 20% VAT?
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    #5
    Yes it does.

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

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