Buying in America for UK...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Curryzz, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Curryzz macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Just wanted to ask advice. if I bought myself an Apple Watch on Holiday in Orlando.Would it be ok to use in the UK (ENGLAND)?

    Looks like it will be alot cheaper for me. $949 Dollers is £640.00

    Whats your thoughts, be greatful for any advice.

    Thanks

    Paul
     
  2. Joe HS macrumors 6502

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    Open the box before your flight back so you won't have any import duty applied to it. The UK Apple Stores will not honour the standard warranty.
     
  3. Curryzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thats what I was wondering about the warranty :(
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    It will work ok over here, you will just need to get a plug adaptor for the charger.

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    Most Apple gear has an international warranty so it should be covered. My parents bought iPods back from the USA for me and my brother and his was DOA.

    The Bullring Apple Store in Birmingham changed it without any hassle.
     
  5. Curryzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really? Need to look into this then because will save me alot of money, didnt fancy getting it without the warrenty though.

    Charging socket will be differant too..

    Seems like a no brainer if I save over £300.00
     
  6. deckard666 macrumors regular

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    I thought all electrical goods from the big brands had worldwide applicable warranties ? My USA vita was repaired for free at the local Bristol UK sony shop
     
  7. chrise2 macrumors 6502

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    The time will always be 4 or 5 hours off so don't even bother. :)
     
  8. Curryzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :eek: Are you being serious? thats that idea out the window then....
     
  9. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    No it auto adjusts based on time zones.
     
  10. chrise2 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry my sarcasm wasn't clear enough! I was originally going to say that the watch is hard coded to the time zone it was purchased in, but then changed my mind. :)

     
  11. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Yes they will. Apple warranty is worldwide....and I know this because I used to deal with the exact same issues when I worked for Apple.
     
  12. Joe HS macrumors 6502

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    That's not what I've experienced.
     
  13. Curryzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Seems people have different views on this. Might have to stick with buying it in the UK
     
  14. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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  15. Phillybizzle macrumors regular

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    I think the worldwide warranty depends on product.

    ..I'd definitely buy it in the US if I could wait an extra month until I'm there - nope.
     
  16. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Please enlighten....
     
  17. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    $949 plus tax remember. Apple u.s store prices do not show tax.

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    iPhones and cellular iPads do not have an international warranty. Everything else Apple sells does.
     
  18. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Sales tax in Orlando is 6.5%.
     
  19. Joe HS macrumors 6502

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    That probably explains it then (and it was a friend's purchase not mine directly)
     
  20. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Yes they do.
     
  21. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    They do not. Quoted from apples warranty information...

    IMPORTANT RESTRICTION FOR iPHONE AND iPAD SERVICE.
    Apple may restrict warranty service for iPhone and iPad to the country where Apple or its Authorized Distributors originally sold the device.
     
  22. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    They key phrase in there is *may* restrict.

    I've had a US purchased iPad & iPhone both replaced under Applecare/Applecare + respectively in my local Apple Store in the UK.
     
  23. iphonescotland macrumors newbie

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    Was planning on doing this too as I'm in Vegas May 11th. Will I be able to preorder for then and pickup in Store?
     
  24. aawil macrumors 6502a

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    I thought if you buy applecare it was covered internationally? At first it was just on macs but I thought they extended it to iPhone's as well.
     
  25. gusping macrumors 6502

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    I've done this with many iPads and apple products, you save loads of money and the warranty DOES carry over. Enjoy!
     

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