What to in with European countries that have no Apple Store

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by maril1111, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. maril1111 macrumors 68000

    maril1111

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    I live in Denmark and the apple websites here has no Refurb Store and there isn't a real Apple Store here either except for "Premium Resellers"!

    Is there a way to buy refurb Macs from a different country (Germany) and put in my current Adress or how can I get access to a refurb store?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You need that country's credit card I think. You can call resellers and ask if they have old stock that they can sell with a discount
     
  3. GrafEberhart macrumors newbie

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    Well you can buy stuff in the e.g. German refurb store but they will only let you ship to a German address.
    If you buy in the UK you can use a freight forwarder like boarderlinx to get the stuff to you. I doubt tho that you will still pay less than buying new in Denmark.
     
  4. maril1111 thread starter macrumors 68000

    maril1111

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    Oh ok is there a reliable shipping forwarder in Germany?
     
  5. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    What about visiting the Apple Store Hamburg, or Media Markt Stralsund/Rostock/Kiel? I saw many scandinavian people at Media Markt, who wanted to buy an iPad - like me, without any luck, though. But they have plenty of Macs, and good offers, too. Just have a getaway. They don't have refurbished Macs, but sometimes very cheap sample Macs. As I was there, they had a sample 24" iMac w/ 3.06GHz Core2Duo for 999€.

    Else, I think you'll only have luck at Gravis, under Sonderangebote(=Special Offers), Monatsspecial (=Monthly Special) and Restposten(=Remaining Stock). They ship allover Europe. They are reliable, this is #2 Store in Germany after the official Apple Store, they are kind of non-official physical Apple Stores in every bigger town and have an online store. They even do BTO. You could visit their store in Lübeck, too, it's 10 minutes or so from the harbor where the ferries from Denmark arrive.
     
  6. CFreymarc Suspended

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    I feel for you. Apple has been trying to open a store along the walking streets in Copenhagen for years. Was told that local VAT is out of control where you can't even open a discount toy store. Was also told the Danes are not willing to make an exception like they did in the UK.

    But yes, get a credit card in Germany, I'm sure you can then get it refurbished there.
     
  7. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    Gravis accepts any kind of credit card, and PayPal. Also, the Macs include 1 year of AppleCare, either via Apple (Allover the World) or via Gravis. The Apple Store doesn't ship outside of it's definied country anyways.

    Could it get any better?
     
  8. maril1111 thread starter macrumors 68000

    maril1111

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    Thanks for the Idea I speak German so Language wise this won't be a problem and if I purchase Apple Care with the Machine in Germany will I have problems getting it repaired at those Resellers here in Denmark?
     
  9. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    You send it directly to Apple in Denmark. The AppleCare is worldwide, if you live in Denmark, buy a Mac in Germany, take it to the US for holidays and it goes defective, you could send it to Cupertino to fix it.
     

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