6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2012 4:50 AM by carl wolf
iphone5seeker Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

hi

do you know if i can buy the new iphone 5 in the airports in europe?

i am going to be in Zurich, lyon, london and nuremberg airports next week and i wanted to buy the phone


iPhone 5
  • 1. Re: iphone 5 to buy at airports
    carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (14,030 points)

    You'll see when you get there.

  • 2. Re: iphone 5 to buy at airports
    diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,935 points)

    There are no authorized resellers of the iPhone at any airport.

    There are no guarantees where the iPhones that you may find available there originally came from, if they are jailbroken, or otherwise hacked to be unlocked.

     

    In other words, if you value your hard earned money, do not buy an iPhone or other expensive electronics in an airport.

  • 3. Re: iphone 5 to buy at airports
    KiwiAdventure Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Are you for real. Their are iPhones for sale at airports and they all come with Apples warranty and Apple Care if you want. Why make such a statement without knowing.

  • 4. Re: iphone 5 to buy at airports
    iphone5seeker Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    thanks

    i will try looking for one when i will be there.

    do you know if i can also get the VAT back if i buy there?

  • 5. Re: iphone 5 to buy at airports
    diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,935 points)

    KiwiAdventure wrote:

     

    Are you for real.

    Yes.

     

     

    KiwiAdventure wrote:

     

    Their are iPhones for sale at airports and they all come with Apples warranty and Apple Care if you want.

    This does not make them authorized resellers or guarantee warranty and support coverage.  There is no way to know where these iPhones originated from and if they are legitimately unlocked or merely hacked/jailbroken to be unlocked.

     

     

    KiwiAdventure wrote:

     

    Why make such a statement without knowing.

    Yes, why did you make such a statement without proof?

  • 6. Re: iphone 5 to buy at airports
    carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (14,030 points)

    It depends upon in what type of store you purchase the product.  If you purchase it at a "duty-free" store, you did not pay the VAT and you cannot claim a refund for something you never paid.  If you purchase the product at a regular store at the airport, you can request a refund form, and get a refund WHEN YOU LEAVE THE COUNTRY.