Help - Buying from UK site/in UK

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ManuelGnR, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. ManuelGnR macrumors regular

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    I live in the Netherlands, but wanna buy from a UK site or in UK because that's a lot cheaper.

    I mostly want an iMac 24'' 2.8, but will probably also order an iPod Classic when I'm buying anyway. Less chipping costs.

    Maybe I travel to the UK with my dad and buy one there, or maybe I order it on Cancom UK.

    1. My mom works at a school and can probably get the extra discount, but I can't get that when I buy it with my dad? I can't get the discount on the Cancom site?

    2. Also, what things to I have to change when I buy an UK product?
    - A Other power cable?
    - B Does UK has QWERTY keyboards?
    - C Is there a difference in the wireless mouses?
    - D Any other stuff?

    3. Does anyone just know what their shipping costs are?

    4. Do you have to pay money for taking it out of the country legally?

    This are my questions, I hope anyone can help me. Thanks for reading anyway.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    2.C. Wireless is laser and it's better. Wired is like a toy and it's optical.
    2.D. Wait for new models.

    3. I'm not sure but I think they'll add at least 100£ becouse it costs quite much to send it to other country.

    4. I'm quite sure that you'll have to pay taxes (here in Finland you have to) and it'd cost same as it cost in NL.

    And who pays that if it doesn't come or it's damaged while on it's way? Buy it from your country, I was thinking this same idea, but talked with my dad and he told me few stories about ordering from other country.

    Wait for new ones and buy it from NL.
     
  3. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I don't like Apple mice. Get your favourite mouse and plug it in, it will work.
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    No. Both countries are in the EU, so you will pay VAT on the goods when you buy in the UK so you shouldn't have to pay any more tax when you take it back to the Netherlands.
     
  5. 226896 Guest

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    UK? Cheaper? Dude, I'm in the UK, and you'd be much better buying the stuff you want from somewhere like the US. Seriously, the $/£ exchange rate is NOT in the UK's favor at the moment.
     
  6. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    yeah ... but the Euro is really strong against the pound right now which was his point .... at the moment it'll be good buying in the UK ...

    for us IN the UK it kinda sucks cos the exchange rate for both € and $ is pretty poor right now making things expensive for US ... not them :D
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yea it's good for us :D Just ordered 3 games from UK last night, all three for 65£ so about 70€. Saved 140€ becouse here single game costs ~70€.

    I hope it comes down even more :cool:
     
  8. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    2.8 Ghz iMac = £1125/$1799

    £1125 into USD is $1642, even including our higher tax.

    In short its far cheaper to buy in the UK at the moment for most Apple products.

    The exchange rate is buggered, but Apple havent updated the price yet to reflect the new exchange rate which is why it is so much cheaper.
     
  9. Flying Dutchman macrumors regular

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    Sorry this will be in Dutch

    Oke gast volgens mij zijn de toetsenborden hetzelfde alleen moet je voor de stroom een Nederlandse stekker erbij kopen. De draadloze muis kan ik je niets over vertellen maar ik ben niet zo fan van die Mighty Mouse anyways dus vraag het niet aan mij, ik heb een Logitech 518 oid. Verder hoort de UK gewoon bij de EU dus hoef je geen extra belastingen te betalen. Over de kosten van vervoer: als je nog even wil wachten; ik wil ook een iMac kopen, maar dan wel de nieuwe. Mocht het prijsverschil dan nog steeds bestaan dan koop ik hem ook in de UK. Is dat het geval dan kunnen we een dealtje sluiten dat ik hem meeneem, wil dan met wat maten naar Londen rijden en daar zooi inslaan. Spreek je
     
  10. ManuelGnR thread starter macrumors regular

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    I heard good things about the site. And how about going there (to the UK)?

    Thanks all for responses!

    [Dutch]
    - Flying Dutchman, ik heb je even een pm gestuurd.
     
  11. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Going there should be OK, only thing is, where you put it during the flight?
     
  12. ManuelGnR thread starter macrumors regular

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    Go by boat and take your girlfriend with you for a weekend in London;)

    If I go, I go by boat with my dad..
     

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