MBP's - To Buy From UK or Canada?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Frozo., Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Frozo. Guest

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    Hi,

    I'm very interested in getting a MBP and I have posted in the other thread about them getting a refresh so I am going to be holding out to see what new comes about.

    I've got two options when I come to buy one.

    First is I can buy from the UK Apple Store (Online) and pay the £2k

    Or

    I can ask family that live in Canada to purchase one and send it over (I will have to buy the new charger) and the total of that including the shipping was around £1.7k

    I'm just wondering whether it would be worth purchasing one from Canada and having it shipped over or would it be best just to buy one straight from the UK Store (Online)

    If I did buy from Canada are there any other things that I need to consider apart from the change of power adaptor?

    Thanks
     
  2. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if Apple warranties are upheld outside the country of purchase.
     
  3. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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  4. Frozo. thread starter Guest

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    I've been told there is a smaller enter key and I think there is a few keys in different places.
     
  5. sazza85 macrumors member

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    Keyboard maybe different. Plus you will have import tax. Can't you find someone whos a student??

    To be honest I've just got back from apple buying a mbp. And I'm a student, I get 15% discount plus AppleCare from £206 to £52. Really worth doing it that way. Plus if you want any accessories at the time of purchase you get 11% off those too
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    It is global: http://www.apple.com/support/products/mac.html


    To the OP:

     
  7. Frozo. thread starter Guest

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    Bloody Tax :/

    I'm a student myself but I can't access the student discount as I'm not connected to my college network and I would rather purchase from home that at college :(
     
  8. Frozo. thread starter Guest

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    After adding VAT etc it comes almost to the UK price and that's without delivery or the new power adaptor.

    I've decided to go for the low spec MBP (when it gets refreshed) as atm the only difference is the Processor of .12GHz and will cost less than buying from Canada.

    I'm just hoping the refreshed MBP's will be roughly the same price
     
  9. sazza85 macrumors member

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    By the way you just need to go to an apple store with proof that you're a student. Get a better discount in store IMO
     

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