Advice on MBP

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  1. realtin, Jan 24, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012

    realtin macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone!

    I am considering buying a new MBP and I was wondering if you could give me advice on where I should purchase it.

    I am an educator in Ireland so have access to education discounts. However, I will be travelling to California next April and was wondering if it would be worth my while holding out until I head over there.

    I hear that sales tax is high in Cali so am unclear on how much a shop bought MBP will cost.

    Here is some cost analysis done on the Education store prices (Ireland) vs the US Apple store

    13" MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz (dual core)
    Ireland: €1097, US: $1199, US Price in Euro: €920, Saving/Difference: €177

    13" MacBook Pro 2.8 GHz (dual core)
    Ireland: €1371, US: $1499, US Price in Euro: €1150 Saving/Difference: €221

    15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz (quad core)
    Ireland: €1645, US: $1799, US Price in Euro: €1381, Saving/Difference: €264

    15" MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz (quad core)
    Ireland: €1966, US: $2199, US Price in Euro: €1688, Saving/Difference: €278

    I'm inclined to lean towards a 15" as it has a quad core processor.

    I also have reservations about buying in the US as our power is different and I will need an adapter to use it.

    Would love your advice and input :)

    Particularly if anyone knows how much any of the above models would cost in California.

    Realtin
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    you also have to worry about geting in back into ireland if you get caught at customs without any way to prove it was originally bought there than you can get another huge tax
     
  3. realtin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's true, I hadn't thought of that...

    Would still be interested to know the price differences in California anyway. Might buy an iPad3 either (hoping it'll be out by then!).

    That'll be easier to smuggle! :D
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    from what i can see sales tax in California is 9.7%

    the store(shop) prices will the same as the US apple site
     
  5. Alaerian Guest

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    You're forgetting about sales tax. The price is going to be right about the same when that's added in. Honestly, it's not worth the trouble. Just buy it at home.
     

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