6 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2012 11:40 AM by Csound1
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Hi everyone, this is my first post here so please forgive me if I sound ignorant. I will be vacationing in the US during the summer and am tempted to purchase an iMac while I am there. The reason is quite simple, price. In the US a basic iMac would cost me $1199.00 USD which is approx £750GBP at todays exchange rate and approx £40GBP in excess baggage fees on the flight back home. The cost of the same spec UK model is £999.00 GBP so therefore I am saving £200 GBP (approx $320USD). Now this might not sound a lot but £100 is £100 and it's better off in my pocket!! As far as I can ascertain, there should not be a problem with the voltage as it states on Apples' website, that the operating voltage is between 100vac and 240vac but what I would like to know is 1) Is it really worth the hassle of taking an expensive bulky computer onto a plane (hopefully not getting damaged by clumsy baggage handlers in the process) to save £200 and 2) Is the Apple warranty valid in the UK for a piece of kit that was purchased in the US? Any advice would be gratefully recieved,