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    • Caroline_a
    • By Caroline_a 15th Sep 17, 11:18 AM
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    iPhone in Duty Free
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:18 AM
    iPhone in Duty Free 15th Sep 17 at 11:18 AM
    I'm in the market for a new mobile and have been looking at the new Apple phones - there's no rush at the moment so can wait until they are on sale. I'm going on holiday in November out of the EEC, would I be able to buy one duty free at the airport? The cost and amount of duty saved would be worth it I think.
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    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 15th Sep 17, 12:01 PM
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    Others might be able to say how good Apple are at honouring warranties in these situations, it's certainly a point to consider - I don't know the answer.
    • glentoran99
    • By glentoran99 15th Sep 17, 12:03 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 12:03 PM
    Duty free on the way out should be fine
    • Buzby
    • By Buzby 16th Sep 17, 5:37 PM
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    However, you need to declare it on your return as it is over the limit for purchases. Also, there are different innards on iPhones for different markets, you may be sold one that isn't the European spec.
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 17th Sep 17, 6:01 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 6:01 PM
    Others might be able to say how good Apple are at honouring warranties in these situations
    Originally posted by pmduk
    Zero service on iPhones. You'll be told to take it/send it to country of purchase.... anything else isn't bad had warranty repairs on an iPod and 2 MacBook Pros not from the UK.
    • jon81uk
    • By jon81uk 18th Sep 17, 11:31 AM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 11:31 AM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 11:31 AM
    If buying Duty free on the way out it would be from Dixons, so you can return to a Currys store for a warranty. Call them first to check stock though. https://www.dixonstravel.com/

    As others said, you might still officially need to declare at customs on return and pay the VAT, but in reality if you are morally happy with it then its unlikely you will be stopped.
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