Shops that ship internationally

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vedantlath, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. vedantlath macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I wanted to get a MacBook in India. There is a $500 premium if I buy it in India, so I was wondering if anybody here knew about any stores or shops in the US that would ship to international locations. I already looked at the US Apple Store and CDW, but both of them said no.

    Thanks,
    Vedant
     
  2. Hankster macrumors 68020

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  3. vedantlath thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Amazon.com doesn't ship electronic items to Asia.
     
  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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  5. vedantlath thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot. Hopefully Apple has not prevented them from shipping to India.
     
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  9. vedantlath thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Uh

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    Dear valued Frys.com customer,

    Due to manufacturers policy, we are not able to export Apple products. =

    I do not know another company that would export the Mac for you.

    Thank you for contacting Frys.com.

    Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

    Sincerely,
    Elizabeth E


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    Original message follows:
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    Do you know of any other company who can ship a MacBook to India?

    On 2/11/08, Outpost.com <salesandservice@outpost.com> wrote:
    > Dear valued Frys.com customer,
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    > Thank you for contacting Frys.com.
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    > We are sorry but we are not allowed to export computers.
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    > Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
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    > Sincerely,
    > Larry B
    > Sales Associate
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    > Frys.com
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    > 1-408-487-4700 FAX
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    > Original message follows:
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    > Message: Hello,
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    > I wanted to know if you can ship an Apple MacBook to India. A quick
    > reply would be appreciated.
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    >
    > Vedant Lath
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  10. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    UH, you didn't specify that this was an export ban specifically for Apple products, Vedant. You just said "Frys doesn't ship internationally either."

    If I had received this mail I would have written back angrily to tell them they should make that very clear on their shipping information page. How annoying!

    I do know that back in my PC days Frys was one of the only solutions for me to order US-centric Microsoft hardware and software here in Japan since they have a similar ban with almost all big retailers.

    Sorry I led you wrong there. I will keep it in mind for future references. Looks like it's either Apple or a local alternative retailer if such a thing exists.
     
  11. vedantlath thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, but I don't mind that at all. I just need a goddamn retailer that would ship internationally!
     
  12. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I hear you. :(

    I just found this thread on these forums from last year. Is any of this helpful?

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=319168
     
  13. vedantlath thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The thread doesn't say anything about international stores. The 2.2 Ghz White MacBook has costs $500 more here than in the U.S.
     
  14. yen10 macrumors newbie

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    When I lived abroad, I encountered the same issue with trying to get a Mac. I found a company called Shipito and they provide a service where you purchase the Mac online and they will forward it to you. It was a very reliable service and their fees are very low compared to many other companies I researched. I provided a link above. I hope this helps in the future.
     
  15. vedantlath thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but I already have the macbook with me now. I'll have a look into Shipito when I have to order something again.
     
  16. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    Since you've already bought it - that's good - but a word of caution. The $500 premium is worth paying - unless you want to get stuck with customs there, too much of a hassle to deal with - you would probably end up paying more than the premium in duties, bribes, shipping costs, not to mention a massive waste of time.

    I remember when I ordered a $30 tub of protein there, paid $40 to ship it - and the post office asked me for $50 in duties :rolleyes:
     
  17. instinct4ever macrumors newbie

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    How did you get it? I am in a similar problem, though its not an Apple notebook I want to ship.
     
  18. okizen macrumors member

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    Thanx for the info. Shipito is definitely worth consdering.
     

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