From the UK buying a Macbook in New York

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JPNEAL, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. JPNEAL macrumors newbie

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    I go to New York in 2 weeks, and Ill be picking up a 15 inch Macbook Pro.

    Gonna get it from either the Apple Store of B&H Photo.

    Just wondering if id be better paying cash for it, or using a credit / debit / currency card for the exchange rates etc? I know I will have to pay the 8%+ tax on the purchase regardless

    any opinions are appreciated

    thanks :)
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I prefer paying with cash when in a foreign country. You could take a look what it would cost with your credit card and how much with cash and then choose the cheapest.
     
  3. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    You'll get a better price from B&H Photo. If you are a photographer a visit to their store should on your list of places to visit. As for cash or credit I rather not comment but I do everything with my credit card (assuming I can pay the bill 100% when it comes) but regarding exchange rates I would think that would be for the day of the sale and if not it could work for or against you.
     
  4. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    Check with your card provider - some charge a percentage fee for a transaction in a foreign country, while others do not.
     

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