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Old 26-05-11   #1
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Macbook Pro Accesories Help


Okay guys, a friend of mine is going to Singapore this week, and he is willing to get a MBP for me. Now the price on Apple's online store of S'pore shows it to be SGD $ 1648, and taking liberal exchange rate of 37, it comes to around 61 grand. Now, my main query is that will he get a tax refund of 10.5% (GST), when I went to Spore a few years back I got it on all my purchases above a $100 (SGD). Also, is the price stated on apple's site inclusive or exclusive of tax.
Any more suggestions regarding my purchase (warranties etc) or anything else I should try and get from there?

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I think the tax is added to that amount when you check out. Not sure.

But if you have the receipt, you should get the GST refund.
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okay, what about from the US? I have heard we don't get tax refund there, as the price stated is tax free. So the lowest possible price to get a macBP, is indeed 54 grand, am I correct?

Lastly, anyone who uses or has used a MBP, can tell me whether it's body gets hot or something? I am apprehensive since it's made up of Aluminium, and metals do get hot easily.
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Online prices are mostly not eligible for tax refund
Please ask friend to walk into the apple store and check in store prices
You can buy from the store and ask for refund forms
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Re: Macbook Pro From Singapore

US also, the pricing does not include tax but when you check out they add the tax depending on the State it's being shipped/billed to.

And on that tax, you cannot get any refund, AFAIK.
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Lastly, anyone who uses or has used a MBP, can tell me whether it's body gets hot or something? I am apprehensive since it's made up of Aluminium, and metals do get hot easily.
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It gets hot depending on the configuration and other factors. But all powerful laptops get hot/warm.
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No my doubt is that, does it get hotter compared to other Lappys because of its metal body?
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OKAY! change of plans, another friend going to HongKong, so plan to get it from there, its 9088 HKD. approximately, 55 grands.
Now I want to know, whether I should get any accessories from there? like screen guard or some lamination or anything like that?
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guys??? plox halp!
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Re: Macbook Pro Accesories Help

Screen Guard? Lamination?.. For a laptop?

Get a laptop bag/sleeve.
Possibly a Magic Mouse.

Nothing else.
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Re: Macbook Pro Accesories Help

hhmm, and Aditya, what do you think about Applecare protection? or do these macs are so cherry picked nothing happens to them till three years? The applecare is around 12 grand lol!
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Re: Macbook Pro Accesories Help

No, definitely get apple care.

But good thing is that you have till the end of the first year to buy it.
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