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Im living in Canada and I have noticed that the apple store sells the Ibook for 1299$ which is a lot more then the 999$ one on the US site. I know there are exchange rates but exchange rate wouldnt put it 300$ more it would be closer to 180$ more. I was just wondering what other fines/taxes goes on to the price of 1180$ to make it end up costing 1299$ Canadian before taxes?
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Doesn't Canada tax everything imported?
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True, but would those charges Apply if I was being sent the computer from Ontario. Since thats where Canadian orders are processed.
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They aren't made in Canada, so they have to be imported at some point and pay the tax for it. Apple just passes that added tax on to you in the form of a higher price.
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oh okay, never thought about that. Thanks.
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nah apple's just screws non-american customers including the UK. we pay higher prices for no apparent reason and sales tax on top of that
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It'd probably cheaper to get someone from the states to buy it and mail it to you and just pay the duty on it.
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They aren't made in Canada, so they have to be imported at some point and pay the tax for it. Apple just passes that added tax on to you in the form of a higher price.
Well they aren't made in the US either, so by that reckoning you should have to pay more as well...

How about a quick trip across the border? Or if you want to save some cash, order it through the educational discount store, provided you are a student/teacher or happen to know somebody who is.

Btw. they don't actually check if you are or not, so maybe just order it there anyway
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Well they aren't made in the US either, so by that reckoning you should have to pay more as well...
The US doesn't tax all imports like Canada does.
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Oh ok...

But they probably do tax expensive imports like that right?
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Apple Canada's website doesn't give Student discounts to highschool students. I need to be going to university for a student discount but on the Apple US site they give discounts to K-12 students. Do you think if I call Apple theyll give me a Student discount even though I am in Canada?
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Oh ok...

But they probably do tax expensive imports like that right?
I have no idea, I wouldn't assume the taxes aren't that much or Apple would bring its manufacturing over to the US.
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First off, do you have a credit card? how do you plan to purchase it? When i signed up for the apple.ca account i received a promotion that would have saved me $40 off any purchase $400 or more. that's one way to save at least some cash and i believe the student discount on the ibook 12 inch is about that much. the one thing good and bad about apple is that they control their prices very strictly. no apple retailer can sell their product lower than someone else so as a buyer you can rest assured you know that it would not have been significantly cheaper if you bought it somewhere else. If you know someone in the states, they can order it for you and ship it to you. i believe you then can transfer the warranty over to your name. this is based on my experience when i called dell canada to ask about purchasing from the dell usa. the only catch is that you cannot purchase from dell usa with a canadian credit card. but i guess i am not directly answering your question, give apple a call and see what they say. you never know. as well if you know someone in university get them to purchase it for you and see if you can get the warranty transferred to you afterwards. always look for loopholes!!
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First off, do you have a credit card? how do you plan to purchase it? When i signed up for the apple.ca account i received a promotion that would have saved me $40 off any purchase $400 or more. that's one way to save at least some cash and i believe the student discount on the ibook 12 inch is about that much. the one thing good and bad about apple is that they control their prices very strictly. no apple retailer can sell their product lower than someone else so as a buyer you can rest assured you know that it would not have been significantly cheaper if you bought it somewhere else. If you know someone in the states, they can order it for you and ship it to you. i believe you then can transfer the warranty over to your name. this is based on my experience when i called dell canada to ask about purchasing from the dell usa. the only catch is that you cannot purchase from dell usa with a canadian credit card. but i guess i am not directly answering your question, give apple a call and see what they say. you never know. as well if you know someone in university get them to purchase it for you and see if you can get the warranty transferred to you afterwards. always look for loopholes!!

Did you order using a credit card over the phone to recieve the 40$ discount or over the net? I plan on purchasing with a credit card.
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yah it has to be order over apple.ca. but keep in mind that promotion was on last month. sign up now and you will receive e-mails for deals they are offering.
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