Mac Mini,Thailand to Uk

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  1. Hegs123, Aug 27, 2011
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    Hegs123 macrumors newbie

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    I am currently on holiday in thailand and was looking to buy a mac mini over here to take back with me to the uk,i was just wondering if anybody could tell me if it would work ok, back in the uk?

    Please reply :D

    Thanks,
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    It should do, though you may need to buy a power adapter coverer.

    P.S Don't shout, I have a hangover.
     
  3. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    I think Thailand power plug is the same as the one in the UK, singapore, india, or any of the UK spirit! lol
     
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Yes what's with the shouting. No need to use such a large font. It's annoying.
     
  5. Lankyman macrumors 68000

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    If there's a fault with it then you may be on your own warranty wise as I doubt Apple UK will cover you. Many people buy electrical products abroad every holidays and then come unstuck when things go wrong - just something to think about.
     
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    Also consider the 20% vat you'll have to pay when you return to the UK with it.
     
  7. Tombs macrumors regular

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    Bollox, bought loads of Apple products abroad and apple couldn't be more helpful when I had a problem with my old 3gs phone or my new mac mini. GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT, before spouting crap on this forum.

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    Only if you are stupid enough to declare it....put the mac mini in the suitcase with out packaging, if stopped (highly unlikely, unless you are acting like a drug carrying spizz) tell them you took it to thailand with you to carry out work. :)
     
  8. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    People aren't spouting crap and it might be better if you got your facts straight. If you bought an iPhone overseas and Apple repaired it under warranty here in the UK then you got lucky. Apple's official policy on iPhones is that the warranty is only valid in the country of purchase.

    When I had a problem with mine whilst in the US which I had bought here they wouldn't even take a look at it and told me I would have to wait until I got back to the UK. IPads, iPods and laptops all have world wide warranties.

    As far as I'm aware the desktops do not have a world wide warranty but then people are less likely to travel abroad with or purchase abroad desk tops.
     
  9. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    If you're away for a couple of weeks, without a work permit - would that wash?

    Who takes a desktop aboard to work?

    I know the risk is small, but are the supposed savings worth it?
     
  10. Tombs macrumors regular

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    I got lucky? No, I had my 3GS replaced here at the Apple store in Kingston when it developed a discharge fault, ring them yourself. The mac mini was telephone support, again no Issues from Apple about the product being purchased in another country.... And that's a Fact! Want more?
     
  11. Tombs macrumors regular

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    ? The mac mini is small enough to take away with, and why would you need a work permit wtf are you going on about?

    I'd say £180 saving is substantial enough in buying one to bring back with you.
     
  12. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    mac mini is portable and gets worldwide coverage.
     
  13. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    You did get lucky whether you choose to accept it or not. The iPhones DO NOT have a worldwide warranty. If the phone was purchased in another country Apple will not honour the warranty here and vice versa. You're implying I'm saying your telling lies which I'm not. I'm sure you did get it replaced but yours is an exceptional case.
     
  14. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Apple products have the same warranty worldwide! I get my Macs fix while I'm in asia and bought them from the States!

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    Sorry, but iPhones are worldwide as well and as long the authorize resellers sell them. I got my iPhone 3GS factory unlocked replace in the US from Singapore. All they did was enter my serial number so the factory unlocked would be enable on the US model.On the other hand I couldn't do any warranty on my iPhone 4 when I'm in Vietnam cuz no authorize resellers sell/carry the iPhone 4.
     
  15. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Maybe phones sold as sim free and unlocked are covered worldwide but those on a contract are not.
     
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    Sounds like it, but back to the Mac mini topic and yes the warranty is worldwide. that's the reason why I love Apple warranty so much.
     
  17. Tombs macrumors regular

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    And there's my point about spouting crap. If you don't know the actual answer don't assume you do as incorrect information isn't helping the op is it!
     
  18. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

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    You're wrong. Everyone else is right. You got lucky.

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  19. Tombs macrumors regular

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    No I didn't, checked with the store again day before yesterday and was told all apple products are covered world wide... Apples answer, not mine..
     
  20. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Sorry but you're wrong. iPhones purchased under contract have country specific warranties and are not covered worldwide. So not all Apple products have worldwide warranties.
     
  21. rikbrown macrumors regular

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    I've had an iPhone purchased in Thailand serviced here.

    And OP: yes it will work fine in the UK, if you get an adaptor for the plug.

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    If you mean former UK colonies, Thailand wasn't colonised by the UK (or any country, in fact). The plug will usually be two or three round pins. You'll need an adapter to use it in the UK.
     
  22. Tombs macrumors regular

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    Give it up will you...already you have a few people on here telling you they have had their phones serviced, repaired or replaced here in the UK although the product was bought elsewhere, and we now know that the mac mini is also covered here so we have answered the question for the OP.
     
  23. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I think maybe you should give it up. Like I said contract phones do not have a worldwide warranty. Maybe sim free unlocked ones do and maybe the odd person with a contract phone got lucky. I myself was not able to get mine serviced overseas and I know of several other iPhone owners who weren't either. Contract phones are usually locked to a local network and therefore cannot be repaired and certainly not replaced in another country even under warranty.
     
  24. Tombs macrumors regular

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    Again, last word Harry... this isn't related to the OP's question is it? Are you spoiling for a fight?
     

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