All iPads Buying new iPads US, Canada, Ireland or UK?

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  1. Fizzy77 macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at buying iPad minis for my two children and an iPad air for myself. I'll be travelling from the sunny Isle of Man via Dublin to the US but will also be spending a couple of days in Canada. What are people's opinions on the cheapest place to buy them? And is there any sales tax I haven't taken into account? Looks like Canada will be a lot cheaper...

    What I've worked out using google currency converter:

    iPad mini 16GB
    GBP249
    EUR299 (GBP248.31)
    CAD319 (GBP176.19)
    USD299 (GBP182.21)

    iPad minis with retina display 16GB
    GBP319
    EUR399 (GBP264.92)
    CAD419 (GBP231.43)
    USD399 (GBP243.14)

    iPad minis with retina display 32GB
    GBP399
    EUR489 (GBP406.10)
    CAD519 (GBP286.66)
    USD499 (GBP304.08)

    iPad air 32GB
    GBP479
    EUR579 (GBP480.84)
    CAD619 (GBP341.89)
    USD599 (GBP365.02)
     
  2. kristalsoldier macrumors regular

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    Hmmm...that's interesting! I am scheduled to be traveling to Canada next month and wonder if I should wait!!!!
     
  3. zunairryk macrumors regular

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    You forgot to add sales tax. It varies from province to province. In British Columbia it is 12%, Alberta 5%, Ontario 13% etc. In USA, it is much lower (also depends on what state you are in). So depends on where you are traveling. Look up the sales tax and then add it to the prices you posted above.
     
  4. Fizzy77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, so the online apple store doesn't include sales tax in the US AND canada? As sales tax in the UK IS 20% if still seems lower.
     
  5. derbyshire2013 macrumors member

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    I'm not sure how VAT rules apply to the Isle of Man but I believe goods imported back into the UK are also subject to further fees over a certain amount.
     
  6. Fizzy77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Or maybe duty free in Dublin airport?

    VAT in the Isle of Man is linked to the UK.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Sales tax is applied online when you add the shipping information. Since sales tax differs from state to state here in the US, it cannot be added on until you provide your shipping information.
     
  8. Fizzy77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It still looks cheaper in US and Canada even after adding any sales tax. Maybe thats the real price difference is the different level of sales tax in each area.
     
  9. thedeejay macrumors 65816

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    Definitely not canada. US is cheaper. We pay 13% tax on top of the product where as the states is 8% or even lower depending on the state.
     
  10. Fizzy77, Feb 10, 2014
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    Fizzy77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Buying new iPads US, Canada, Ireland or UK?

    Still way cheaper than over here!

    Looks like a shopping spree in New York City for me then. Still saving about £100 on an iPad Air.
     

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