Online retailer - ship internationally

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Fishman Dan, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Fishman Dan macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone of of any online hardware retailers (mac-centric) who ship internationally?

    I've been looking at OWC's online store, and while the prices are good the cost of shipping to Australia is extreme. A handful of things (SSD, drive bay, battery) is around $70 to post - the same as a full set of golf clubs?! It's quite amazing - it starts at around $30 for 1 item, but everything else you add sends that price vertically upward!

    There are retailers locally, but they're only selling OWC gear with a tidy mark-up. With the $AU going well right now, I should be able to make a reasonable saving.
     
  2. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    OWC is the best-known international reseller for Apple accessaries and third-party components. There are also other international resellers that may not be trustworthy. International shipping is often costly. If tariff is applicable, it is often more cost effective to buy in one's own country.
     
  3. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    You might want to look into personal shopper or remailer companies like bongo, awsdistributors.com, etc - owc probably uses ups/fedex for shipping, whereas most remailers/package forwarders will use usps. Don't forget to take into account insurance.
     

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