buying online from outside USA

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by riel505, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. riel505 macrumors member

    riel505

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    :) hi! can you direct me to some online stores that accepts credit cards from outside usa and canada? im actually in the middle east -- that's where my credit card was issued -- but the price of apples here cost like all the chips are lined with gold! and i'm also planning on shipping one to my mom who is in the states.

    i almost got hooked by www.macmacsales.com with the $799 ibook offer, luckily i found this site saying they were bogus. argh. i couldn't afford to lose that much money. :mad:

    i've been surfing for an ibook for two weeks now... then i hear about the upcoming intel chips... but if they're coming later, say august (you reckon?), i guess im buying for myself now. my mom, wont care what's inside her apple, she's just gonna use it for emailing and such.

    would really appreciate your inputs! :)
     
  2. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

    gammamonk

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    Just this morning I saw an advertisement for an online bank that is US based and give accounts to anyone world-wide for a fee, $80 or something. You can get their credit card and buy whatever you want. But I have no experience in doing such a thing.
     
  3. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

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    If your mom is in the states, why not just have her order them with you paying for them?
     
  4. riel505 thread starter macrumors member

    riel505

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    not tech savvy

    well there's several reasons for it:
    1.) she's not that tech savvy (we want her to learn on the mac)
    2.) she doesn't have a computer right now and wouldnt know what to pick up
    3.) she doesn't have a credit card (she's been after me to cut my cards!)
    4.) but the biggest is: it's a surprise gift :)
     

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