Pre-ordering when travelling overseas

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  1. priscilla55 macrumors regular

    priscilla55

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    I live in the UK, but will be overseas (in China) on the day pre ordering opens. I'll be back in the UK by the first possible delivery date. Will there be any issues trying to set up a UK order from China? I'm sure others have been in this situation before, so I'd love to know if there were problems or if it went smoothly.
     
  2. MH01 macrumors G4

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    No. Apple does not geo-restrict access to the store.

    The only restriction is payment method. As long as you pre-order with at UK card, you are right.
     
  3. illcoolz macrumors member

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    You don't even need a UK card. I bought from both the UK and US store, and had it shipped to my mail boxes in each respective country. My credit card is issued in Kuwait.
     
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    There shouldn't be a problem as long as you order from the UK store and provide a UK delivery address.
     
  5. MH01 macrumors G4

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    The Australian store did not allow me to use a UK card when I was there. Online
     
  6. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    You could always use a VPN to change your location.
     
  7. priscilla55 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks all - very helpful. Using a VPN is a good suggestion, I'd forgotten that I'd be needing that anyway while I'm there.
     

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