Buying MBP at Shanghai Airport

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  1. Steve-Jobs macrumors 6502

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    Hi all, I'm traveling overseas next month and I have a stop over at shanghai airport for 8 hours. I want to buy a MBP but I thought it might be cheaper at the duty free shops at the airport.
    Do you think it'll make any difference buying from a store or duty free? I live in New Zealand and the price of a MBP 13' is NZ$1999 ($1610 US) also just had a look it's $1648 Singapore Dollars ($1660 NZ)in Apple Singapore. How much do you reckon the Duty free price will be? Also will I still have a warranty? Most of all is there a shop selling apple products at the airport?

    Thanks in advance..
     
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    They even have iPod touch, iPad in the vending machine... :eek:

    I was surprise they even do that...
     
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    I can't advise you on what is at Shanghai airport, but the duty free price is usually the retail price minus that local country's sales tax. I bought a 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 in Singapore 2 weeks ago, and it worked out to be approximately £450 GBP cheaper than buying in the UK. Warranty is international so you won't have to worry about that.

    Googling the airport you are going to and see if there is an Apple reseller at the airport is your best bet.

    HTH
     
  6. rolexman1008 macrumors newbie

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    Buy from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 premium reseller called iStudio

    Your correct price should be around NZ$1552. Non-residents do not pay GST.

    You can ask for some freebies too like keyboard protector n perhaps Apple Care at a bundle price.

    Don't worry. Standard international 1 year warranty applies.
     
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    buy with AMEX and receive an extra 1yr warranty
     
  8. Steve-Jobs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all for the answers... So rolexman did you buy one from istudio? and what are my chances to find a MBP 13' in the store? How do you know the exact price?

    I did google the stores but they don't have prices...

    Thanks
     
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    EDIT: I just googled istudio they have the prices it's S$1648 which is same as apple.com/singapore price. Do you think it'll be cheaper at the duty free store, what'd be the GST difference?

    thanks
     
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  11. Steve-Jobs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank for your answer. I just emailed them, will write their answer here...
    Also my flight departs from Terminal 2 and the store is in Terminal 3. Is there any access to Terminal 3 via 2?

    Sorry never been there before!

    Cheers
     
  12. Steve-Jobs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    they just emailed back, what a quick response, they also attached a map for me to how to get there! I already like the way they look after their customers..

    here is the email:
    so the prices are what ever you buy, 7% less...
     
  13. huythanhv2 macrumors regular

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    I'm wondering whether they sell iPhone 4 there as well?
     
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