How do people in China buy a mac?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by icecone, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. icecone macrumors regular

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    I realize that there isn't an apple online store for China (where macs are made)
    So how to people in China buy a mac? Or, do they sell macs in China?
     
  2. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    I found this: http://www.apple.com.cn/store/ which would appear to be an online store for apple in china. There's probably resellers there as well.
     
  3. bogman12 macrumors regular

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  4. gutb macrumors newbie

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    They have retail stores in China, I've been there.
    China is not what you think it is, it is a pretty modern city.
    From McDonalds to Nike to Prada, you can find all those retail stores in China.
    I mean real ones, not fake ones. Of course, you can also find fake ones.
     
  5. bogman12 macrumors regular

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    China is a modern City.. okay yeah..
     
  6. Hopstretch macrumors regular

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    Well, you certainly seem like an expert. :rolleyes:
     
  7. alljunks macrumors regular

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    go to apple's factory and buy them..since alot of the ipod is shipping from there.....:p
     
  8. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    Most of china isent that advanced even though some parts are very advanced. Rural china is still bad. But Beijing, Shangai, and Hong Kong are pretty modern and you can find Apple computer's easily there.
     
  9. bigandy macrumors G3

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    i thought China was a country, not a city...
     
  10. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Well he did say that it wasn't what you thought it was.
     
  11. clevin macrumors G3

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    apple will sue you for trespassing their properties.
     
  12. bigandy macrumors G3

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    apple don't own any manufacturing facilities. how would that work? :p
     
  13. clevin macrumors G3

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    think differently, its an apple thing:apple:
     
  14. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Now that is the understatement of the year. :p

    I wish London was as wired and modern as those cities… Just compare Hong Kong's MTR with London's tube network for a start… :(
     
  15. mchank macrumors regular

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    Shanghai has facilities that'll blow most other cities away. Shanghai is the economic center of China, and with their booming economy, their constructing at lightning speed. Many of their hotels, even mid-tier ones, feature fully automated rooms, like voice activated lights, automatic shower controls, etc. When you hear about how the average salary in China is only a quarter of the average American salary, while this is true for the vast majority, ~90% of the population, this DOESN'T apply to the cost cities. Costs there rival any expensive US city (New York, Boston, LA).
    Mac hardware can be easily found in Shanghai and Beijing. The problem is finding retail software. Most stores usually only carry the hardware, so anything besides iLife and iWork, you'll have to have it shipped from someone or a store like Amazon.
     
  16. icecone thread starter macrumors regular

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    What's wrong with the tube?:confused:
     
  17. icecone thread starter macrumors regular

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    There's an apple store for Hong Kong
    http://store.apple.com/800-908-988/WebObjects/hongkongstore :rolleyes:
     
  18. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    umm no, the company that produces the stuff has dudes with guns on the outside. big guns, seriously.
     
  19. ctsport macrumors newbie

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    I don't think Apple has any retail outlets in China but there are many resellers (like Bestbuy) all over China.
     
  20. lsydick macrumors newbie

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    haha

    i know most of people in western country think china is like ussr or north korea:(. but actually after 1978, where it has introduced the freedom market economic, then it becomes more capitalist. so mcdonald's and apple can go into chinese market.:D

    there is only one official mac store in beijing, but you can buy mac from other computer shops in china from every cities.:D
     
  21. Macnolo macrumors newbie

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    Buy in China?

    By the way, does anyone know if it's actually cheaper to buy a mac in China? And are tourists allowed to do so without having to pay expensive taxes? In fact my father is going to shanghai in october and i0m thinking about upgrading my first generation Macbook...
     

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