[URGENT] Order mac from europe to pick up in us

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by adam303, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. adam303, Nov 4, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2012

    adam303 macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2012

    I'm going to ny next week and I would love to buy the new Mac Mini, but I want to get the 2.6 quad-core with ssd and from what I've understand they only stock base-models in store... So my question is if it's possible to order the upgraded mini and pick it up at the store or to get it sent to the hotel. It sure would be a lot easier if I had somebody that lived in ny but that's not the case. Ps. I've got an american credit card.

  2. stickyfingers85 macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2010
    I believe Apple will only ship to the same country that your Credit Card is registered in.

    So if you have an American CC, with an American Address, you should be able to order it for delivery to the hotel, provided you've checked with the hotel and you are happy for them to sign for it

    Edit: You would also have to order from the US Apple store online, not one in Europe
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I wouldn't trust delivery of a thousand dollar computer to a hotel; why should you trust them?. Pick it up at the Apple store.
  4. macman312 macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia --> Cincinnati,OH
    You can't do custom order pickup but just order it online and ship it to your hotel


    Yes it is but do it today/soon so that it will arrive in time
  5. adam303 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2012
    Thanks for the answers, unfortunately I won't be able to order the 2.6 ghz because the delivery date is after I went home. Is 2.3 ghz quad-core enough for Logic pro and illustrator/photoshop? I'm going to upgrade ram to 16 gb and switch the 5400 drive for an ssd.
  6. macman312 macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia --> Cincinnati,OH
    Just buy the 2.6ghz in your home country. Trust me I have looked at buying computers and stuff in the US as they SEEM much cheaper compared to where I live (Australia) but once you add ny tax (10%) it really isn't that much cheaper.... as you might have thought.
  7. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    This is largely true, except for the big ticket/small size items. I buy my MBP 17"s in the US when I'm home, ordered sales tax-free, and bring them back to London where the savings is on the order of hundreds of pounds, and worth it.

    I doubt as worth it for a mini
  8. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    NY Sales tax is 8.75 percent not 10 percent. Sales tax or VAT in London is 20 percent. At a minimum you will save 11.25 percent.

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