Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2012 7:14 AM (in response to Paddyslate)
No problem with a US machine working in the UK, you'll either need a new lead or simply a US to UK plug adaptor.
One thing to make sure of though, if you are comparing prices as advertised on the Apple store, I believe the prices on the US store are shown net of tax, whereas they include tax on the UK store. Perhaps someone else on here will confirm this.
Apple's warranty is worldwide.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to Paddyslate)
The iMac will work fine in the UK. All you need is a UK/US plug adaptor.
You will likely need to pay tax on top of the US quoted price as it is normally quoted without tax.. In the UK you will also have to pay import duty + VAT as you will be well in excess of the duty free allowance. See the HMRC guidelines.
When you consider these fees plus the excess baggage charge it may not end up saving you all that much, and, as you say there is the risk of damage during baggage handling.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2012 9:14 AM (in response to Paddyslate)
The iMac is an excellent machine. Buy it.
But Chamar's point about VAT is very important. It will add £150 and along with the other charges it is clearly best to buy here. But buy it; you'll love it!