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

    Nov 22, 2010
    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


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    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

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
    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


    Sep 17, 2008
    United Kingdom
    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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