Getting an Ipad from US, will I pay any extra charges?

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  1. Gullwing
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    So I have some relatives in the US and I want them so send me an Ipad Wifi version (because Wi-fi+3G versions require you an AT&T plan and are locked). I live in Greece and I want to know if I will pay any extra charges if they will send it to me via air mail.. I will ask tommorrow but it would be pretty helpful if someone could enlighten me.
     
  2. Slyakin

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    Don't get an iPad in the first place. They're stupid, big versions of the iPod Touch. But, there are no extra charges, as the Wi-Fi is not connected to AT&T, so you should be safe.
     
  3. Gullwing
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    Lol.. Actually it will be the 1st apple product I buy. Anyway I wasn't really clear.. Will I get any extra charge from the customs office? Will I pay a fee because the item they sent me from US is an electronical device? I think that the sender from US must sign that the item is a gift and won't be sold
     
  4. ZeWarrior

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    You should look for more information about your own country, you don't see too many people from Greece here.
     
  5. Gullwing
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    I tried googling but I can't find anything... you are right... I only found like 10 members from Greece in the site :/
     
  6. Da Mafia

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    It will depend on the laws in your country.

    If it's marked down as a gift you will be less likely to face additional charges, but even as a gift you should be required to pay VAT on anything valued at about £7 and above.

    Obviously you will pay different rates of tax and the the value cut off will be different, but its a rough idea for you.
     
  7. azoreseuropa

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    You should wait for iPhone 4g this year.
     
  8. Da Mafia

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    Or better yet he could wait till next year for the iPhone 5g, or better still he could wait till the year after for the iPhone 6g.

    If you wait latest and greatest you'll wait forever.
     
  9. azoreseuropa

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    I am talking about this year. They are going to announce this month or next month for iPhone 4g, that's all. [​IMG]
     
  10. ZeWarrior

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    But its just plain stupid to buy an iPhone 3GS (or iPad, in this case), when an update is right around the corner..
     
  11. Forstride

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    He didn't ask whether he should get it or not...Stop bashing things other people like just because you don't.

    Anyway, I'm assuming it won't have extra charges/a large extra charge if the sender marks it as a gift, like others said.
     
  12. azoreseuropa

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    I am not bashing things other people .. Please stop assume, thanks. I think if he should wait for iphone 4g because it is easy to carry. Please stop tell me what to do. I would appreciate that.
     
  13. Da Mafia

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    Its still the same thing. If you decide you want something, you compare all similar things and get whatever suits you best.

    You could sit here and wait 1, 2, or 3 months for the iPhone 4g, and then when that comes, you think, i'll wait, it wont be long before they release the iPad 2g and you still wait forever.

    If you want something you should just get it, if you want it then you don't care if something slightly better is coming out soon. With technology there is always something better just around the corner.


    Edit: Just to note, i've got not got a problem with you or what your saying, i'm just bored [​IMG]
     
  14. gameguy95

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    only if the update is actually an update instead of some thing stupid like the *gasp* DSi XL
     
  15. Danny600kill

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    Or we could just answer his question and then stop arguing [​IMG]

    I think if you get them to mark it as a gift and put its value as low then it should get through fine with no charges, there no full proof way I don't think though so just be ready
     
  16. FinalSlash

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    International shipping is quite expensive, I guess that's the extra charges.
     
  17. Gullwing
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    Pfff I asked today on the local mail office and they said to me that they aren't sure either... Eventually, our relatives from US had sended us in the past some clothes via air mail, as a gift there weren't any extra fees.
     
  18. prowler

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    The shipping really comes down to the weight of the package.
    It will be hard to say roughly how much it will be.
     
  19. Gullwing
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    The ipad itself is 1.5 lbs... That makes 0.5 kilos... I believe that the package and all will be at least 1 kilo
     
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