Toronto: are you driving to Buffalo for the HomePod?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by DeanLubaki, Jan 23, 2018.

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Are you going to drive to the US to get a HomePod?

  1. Yes

    30.0%
  2. No

    50.0%
  3. Maybe

    20.0%
  1. DeanLubaki macrumors 6502a

    DeanLubaki

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    Folks from Toronto: are you going to drive to Buffalo to get the HomePod?
     
  2. Nimoy macrumors regular

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    Not necessarily Buffalo, but I'm considering asking my American friend to pick one up for me.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    What's the price difference and is it worth the 2 hour drive to get their (google maps tells me 1 hour 45 minutes).
     
  4. smr macrumors 6502a

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    It's not the price difference, it's the fact that the HomePod isn't available in Canada yet :eek: (awaiting French language support I guess)
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Ohh, I didn't realize, that bites :(
     
  6. BenTrovato macrumors 68030

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    What about a US mailbox service friendly to Canadians? So much more convenient and they'll ship it to you
     
  7. gjamesm42 macrumors member

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    Living right on the border has its perks! I am having one shipped to a package pickup place in the US.
    So close I could walk there! But I won't....it's winter!

     
  8. Nimoy, Feb 3, 2018
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    Nimoy macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if the HomePod is in any sense "region-locked" to the country it's sold in? For example, if my Apple ID and Apple Music subscription is tied to the Canadian region/store, will that impact the HomePod's functionality?
     
  9. gjamesm42 macrumors member

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    I can’t imagine it would be. I download stuff from my US iTunes account in Canada all the time.
     
  10. Nimoy macrumors regular

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    Right. I'm just hoping that I won't be forced to create (or switch to) a US iTunes account to use it.
     
  11. gjamesm42 macrumors member

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    Have you ordered one yet? I can let you know when mine arrives on Friday. I plan to use my Canadian account with it.
     
  12. Nimoy macrumors regular

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    I haven't ordered one yet. Thanks, I would appreciate that!
     
  13. DeanLubaki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am going on Saturday pickup my HomePod at the Walden Galleria  Store!
    I pre-ordered it online for an in-store pickup :)
     
  14. gjamesm42 macrumors member

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    No issues setting it up in Canada at all. Using my Canadian Apple Music subscription and iTunes. Great sound quality!
     
  15. Nimoy macrumors regular

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    Great to hear! I’m picking mine up tomorrow in Buffalo. Excited.
     
  16. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

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    Please let us know how much on duties you’ll be forced to pay at the border if any and if you came across with it sealed in the box or opened.

    Thanks.
     
  17. Nimoy macrumors regular

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    I just got back. They didn’t look at it but I had to pay $110CAD tax for two homepods.
     
  18. pogoyoyo macrumors regular

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    I picked mine up from Walden Galeria today too im in Mississauga.... I paid $70 in taxes for just one! Isn't that excessive? $349 translated to $490 after Buffalo tax... plus the $70 at the canadian border.... I can get a MUCH better sound system for $560... The sound is great but Siri is still dumb which is supposed to be the best part of the homepod..
     
  19. DeanLubaki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I got mine from the Walden Galleria as well. I am very impressed at the sound quality and will definitely go back get a second one when it supports Stereo!
    I didn't pay any taxes though. I declared it but the border agent just let me go hahaa
    --- Post Merged, Feb 10, 2018 ---
    I didn't pay any duties actually! I declared it but I was just let go
     

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