buyin my frst mac... need ur urgent advice!! plzzz reply soon!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aerove, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. aerove macrumors 6502


    Apr 3, 2007
    hi everyone !!
    finally the time has come!! i ve been planning on this mac ever since i frst joined the forums in march . back then i was thinkin of a macbook but now am gonna go for the 2.2ghz mbp!! now comes the hard part

    the thing is i live in india, my aunt is visiting us in september , more specifically to san diego , so i wanted to know

    1.if the mbp's are available in store cause i guess she can go there only once

    2. one more thing , indian customs rules allows all international travellers to carry a single laptop , but as we all know about the packaging of a mbp i dont want my aunt to open it but to get the whole package as it is instead, so do u think i might hav to pay the import duty on it????

    3.another option is that my cousin lives in ny, so can she book the mbp online with the shipping address in san diego ?? but then will the person who buys it need to take the delivery?? wats the procedure??? and if she buys it on her name, can i claim the warranty here in india or does the person who owns it need to be present???

    hopin to hear from u all pretty sooon as my aunt is flyin next week most probably !!!! i m excited as well as tensed!!!!
  2. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2005
    Twin Cities, MN
    1. Yes, they are available in store.
    2. If it's the whole package, you will *probably* have to pay the VAT tax on it. Just have her open it and say it's her own. That you, you'll save like $75-100.
    3. No, the person who buys it does not have to claim it when it ships. Yes, you can claim the warranty; she simply would have to transfer the AppleCare to your name, just like she sold/traded it to you.

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