information on buying US MBP from Canada

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by slayerizer, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen a nice promo for a MBP (US) with AppleCare. The shop ships to Canada no problem. Will I have any trouble to get support with Canadian Apple stores later on? I expect it to be problem free, just want to be sure.

    thanks!

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  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Nope, none at all. Just make sure when you get the machine that the purchase date shows up as verified and the applecare is properly registered. :)

    HERE.
    You might have to send apple a copy of your receipt if it doesn't. I've had to do that before and all is well within 2 days.
     
  3. leftyMac macrumors regular

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    the real problem is if the Customs Canada puts taxes on it. sometimes it could end up being more expensive to buy stuff online that comes from overseas than the slightly higher retail price in Canada.
     
  4. thiagoah macrumors member

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    It may not be a great deal considering that Canada Customs does apply taxes on it. And currency exchange plays a role as well. A $1500 USD MacBook is equivalent to about $1700 CAD, keep that in mind :)
     
  5. slayerizer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered from Adorama because they had the free AppleCare bundle. They also write that duties and tax is included..

    I hope I'm okay, credit card is not billed yet because the laptop is backorder.
     
  6. slayerizer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    the exchange rate with the banking fee is currently 1.12$ for a dollar. I still save because of free Apple Care. You guys make me doubt.

    :)

    Adorama are saying that the tax and duty is included but I found '11-12 posts that says UPS are still charging extra fees..

    so not sure about their 'fixed price' UPS canadian shipping.
     
  7. thiagoah macrumors member

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    Have you considered purchasing from the Canada Apple refurbished store? Some great deals!
     
  8. slayerizer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so I CALLED THEM! even if the duty fee/tax fee is included.. I was told the shipping carrier (UPS) will charge fees on top!! so i'm about to cancel any moments now.. I think I would still save but too scary to try..

    :-(
     
  9. slayerizer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I checked but I like the 16gb included with the 2014 model.. I know Yosemite is a pig so far when it comes to ram!

    :rolleyes:
     
  10. thiagoah macrumors member

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    Ah I see, what about purchasing a new mid-2014 model from the Apple Canada store with education pricing? You could get the 2.6GHz/16GB RAM/256GB space model for about $1850 with tax included. Not a bad deal.
     
  11. slayerizer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I canceled my adorama order.. I ordered a refurbished oct 2013
    2.3ghz with 16gb, 512ssd and 750m gfx card

    2100+tax (saved 18% of a 2014 model)

    fine with me.. still have the remaining year to shell money for applecare..

    I lost the 2.5cpu but gained the 750 gpu, seems good.. will have it next monday! yeah!

    I'm 40! not sure I could sneak an education pricing!
     
  12. thiagoah macrumors member

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    That's also a solid deal! Enjoy my friend :) And you're right, education pricing wouldn't work for you haha.
     
  13. slayerizer, Aug 6, 2014
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    slayerizer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Dont think I could get away with edu pricing but needed 512gb Ssd. I have 350 GB of music and photograph that I prefer to have under hands.
     
  14. LxHunter macrumors 6502

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    Adorama are saying that the tax and duty is included but I found '11-12 posts that says UPS are still charging extra fees..

    NEVER use UPS to ship from US to Canada.
    They charge outrageous fees - on top of any duty and taxes.
    Just Google it.

    I use the Post Office (USPS or Canada Post etc.) - best deal on shipping.
     
  15. slayerizer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did google but didn't find post related to adorama in the last year (2011-2012). They use a method that should be duty free but taxes apply.

    That is why I went back to apple canada
     

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