not allowed to sell my MP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by phuong, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. phuong macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    i dont know if this was another "stupid" question of me.
    i just read the email notification from Apple of my order of a iPod nano and a Mac Pro. in that, they clearly states "These Products Licenced by the United States for Ultimate Destination - Canada and may not be exported without prior written consent from Apple
    Canada Inc.

    en francais: "Ces produits possèdent un visa des États-Unis spécifiant comme
    destination finale - le Canada, et ils ne peuvent être réexportés sans
    le consentement écrit préalable d'Apple Canada Inc.

    What the hell does that mean? Im not allowed to sell them, say, on eBay, unless i get permissions from Apple Canada? Police are gonna come to my place and cuff me if I sell them without their written consent? :eek:
  2. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    There's actually a list of countries Apple is not allowed to sell to (Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.).

    I figure that's what it is talking about.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    something done to eliminate greymarket machines.

    Sell it to another country and the warranty on the desktop machine vanishes.

    Edit: I don't know if Apple has the same policy as car companies, but the vehicle manufactures will usually transfer the warranty if you move. Apple may also do that. But sell it and it becomes an unwarranted grey box.
  4. phuong thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    so i'll be fine as long as i sell it inside Canada.
    i guess i should just stick to then :(
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    It's a CYA for Apple because consumer electronics have to be licensed in the country they are sold to insure they don't conflict with private, EMS, or gov't frequencies. For example, in the US, the FCC has to test each product. Cananda, and most other gov'ts have similar agencies.

    Also, there may be countries that don't allow iPods to be imported period.

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