International purchase of macbook pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mynameisgavin, May 27, 2007.

  1. mynameisgavin macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2007
    Im just wondering if it is possible to buy a macbook pro from online stores in the US and get it shipped into Australia. It is almost 1000 dollars cheaper.
  2. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    Not unless you have a friend in the US that could ship it to you.
  3. mynameisgavin thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2007
    What about ebay?
    How does the warranty work if i get one from ebay?
  4. viperguy macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2005
    Don't forget that, even though it's cheaper, you might be taxed when the product arrives at your country, so it might not be such a good deal as you think.
    Better verify importation taxes before pulling the trigger
  5. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Check the import taxes. It is typically pretty high.
    Apple laptops have international warranties so you are covered anywhere in the world.

    I believe Amazon will ship internationally.
    I wouldn't buy from eBay for a purchase like this.
  6. nightelf macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2003
    Apple has an Apple Store in Australia. Just checked the prices of the cheapest MacBook Pro.

    US: USD 1999.00
    AU: AUD 3199.00 (about USD 2621.12)

    But the Australian price includes the sales tax, so the difference would be around USD 400-500. If you include the additional shipping from the US to AU and all the taxes you have to pay, the difference would be much less.

    I don't think is worth it, unless you are traveling the US, or someone you trust is coming to Australia.

    You can also check for any shipping forwarding company. I use a service to receive packages from the US. They provide an address in the US, and they transport the packages received to your country. You pay the shipping plus any other charges.

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