Black Friday deal of Macbook Pro 13" $1399 gone?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Sovon Halder, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. Sovon Halder macrumors regular

    Sovon Halder

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    Currently in Amazon.com it's $1479. Can I expect to get the price back to $1399 anytime soon this month?

    B&H still has the $1399 deal. But I'd love to have it from Amazon since I have gift card balance there.


    Thank you.
     
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    Retailers set their prices for a multitude of reasons, and it's safe to say we will never know what the price will be and when. Maybe it will go lower before Christmas to move a few more as last minute gift purchases? Who knows. $1399 is a great price considering how new the hardware is.
     
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    If BH is offering the MBP at that price, I'd say jump on it. I don't see Amazon lowering the price at the moment.
     
  4. Sovon Halder thread starter macrumors regular

    Sovon Halder

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    I was hoping to purchase this from USA and have it shipped in India. That idea has become very faint now.

    In India there are no Apple Stores; only re-sellers. My govt charges 30% customs import duty. The re-sellers here are selling the $1399 MBP at 130K INR (approx. $1900).

    I already googled a lot myself. But if you guys have any tips/suggestions on how to avoid customs duty in a scenario like this, I'd very much appreciate it.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I believe Apple prevents you from doing that. You need a US address and use a US credit card to buy from the US store.
     
  6. Sovon Halder thread starter macrumors regular

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    Purchasing is not an issue. I got friends in US who can ship it to me.

    I'm being ****ed in the customs during import. If I falsify the invoice to show a lesser price on the packaging. And if they find out what's inside is more expensive, I'm screwed; even extra penalty charges.
     
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    Easy solution - be honest and don't falsify the information. Problem solved.
     

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