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rav3n
12th October 2012, 12:44 PM
Ok so I need to replace my MBA, and found this (http://www.eglobaldigitalcameras.com.au/apple-macbook-air-13-inch-1.7ghz-core-i5-128gb-md231zp-a-laptops.html). It works out to be $1208 aud shipped, and having also bought a camera from them last year I figure I will give them another go (took 2 days to get from hong kong to brissy) Obviously their selling a chinese model, and they do say they provide an aus duckhead for the power adaptor, but is everything else the same as you would get locally, apart from osx probably wanting to start in mandarin or something?

Biallystock
12th October 2012, 01:31 PM
If it is ex Hong Kong it may default to Cantonese, but I doubt it. OSX is OSX, simply choose your language and settings on set-up.

I would wonder whether an item of that price is going to get through customs without attracting administrative charges and GST.

rav3n
12th October 2012, 01:43 PM
What I was more concerned about is the keyboard. Will it be an english type one or whatever they use over there?



I would wonder whether an item of that price is going to get through customs without attracting administrative charges and GST.

They dodgy up the receipt to be under a grand to avoid that.

MrJesseRoss
12th October 2012, 01:56 PM
They dodgy up the receipt to be under a grand to avoid that.

Sounds legit :p

samuelowens
12th October 2012, 01:59 PM
They dodgy up the receipt to be under a grand to avoid that.

And of course, if it's caught, you'll get whacked GST and customs fees and courier's fees. These can run to several hundred dollars.

rav3n
12th October 2012, 02:13 PM
Well I had a read through most of the thread on whingepool (http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1552392) and nobodys been hit with it, and my last experience with them was good so i'll chance it to hopefully save some dollars.