Wheres a good place to buy apple airport?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by farqueue, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

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    Hello, wheres a good place to buy the cheapest apple airport express to be shipped overseas to new zealand??
     
  2. generik macrumors 601

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    IIRC the Airport express is the one that plugs right into your wall right?

    You'd be better off buying from your local store (if you really need the iTunes streaming feature) or just buy a plain jane router (if you don't).

    Getting elsewhere may have other complications, such as voltage not matching, the plug not fitting.. and of course, no warranty coverage from Apple NZ.
     
  3. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh ok, yep its the one that plugs into the wall.

    I currently have a bose sound dock... which ONLY can listen music from my ipod. i guess i wont be using the streaming music service

    but

    its so small and compact and, i may be able to plug an external hard disk into the airport right?
     
  4. generik macrumors 601

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    Just curious why are you thinking of getting it from overseas? Aren't there Apple stores in NZ? :confused:
     
  5. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its alwys cheaper buying elsewhere...

    the blakbook costs NZ$3299 go convert that to USD and see how much extra we are paying for our apple products
     
  6. generik macrumors 601

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    Hmm.. that's 10% more expensive than Australian pricing, and our pricing is already like 10% more than the Americans!

    But don't forget, if you get from US dealers you have to pay sales tax as well. Either way you may want to look at setting up an account with myus.com (not affliated, but happy customer!)
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Nope... well, you can plug it in but it won't do anything. ;)

    The USB port on the Airport Express/Extreme is only there to plug printers in and do wireless printing. Other USB devices will just sit there acting deaf and dumb.
     
  8. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hey are they trustworthy enough to handle expensive goodies like macbooks etc?
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Exactly. If you do the price conversion and take into account the fact that tax is included in your prices and not in US prices (although their taxes are lower than yours, but that's not Apple's fault), and you'll find that Apple is only ripping you off a little bit. :p
     
  10. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha true. ripping off is still ripping off - $1, $10, $1000 etc
    we have crazily high taxes at 12.5% geeeezus
     

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