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TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

How do you get a Greek keyboard outside of Greec for the MacBook/MacBook Pro

 

In the UK it is not possable to get a Greek keyboard direct from http://store.apple.com/uk

 

and any one help?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), dead battery due to OS X Upgrade
  • dkclaus Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    As far as I know there is no way to order it online outside Greece.

     

    But if you live in another country and want it I know that you can order it in a store - a friend of mine got a Danish keyboard in the US by visiting an Apple Store and order it there. It took a few weeks before he got it.

     

    It would be nice to be able to order online from the US Apple Store when you live in Europe... the products are a lot cheaper - but be aware of taxes if you get caught in customs.

  • TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    dkclaus wrote:

     

    As far as I know there is no way to order it online outside Greece.

     

    But if you live in another country and want it I know that you can order it in a store - a friend of mine got a Danish keyboard in the US by visiting an Apple Store and order it there. It took a few weeks before he got it.

     

    Yes you can get meny/lots of other cuntrys keyboard form

     

    http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/shop_mac/mac_accessories/mice_keyboards

     

    BUT NOT GREEK

  • dkclaus Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    Oh sorry - I thought you wanted the keyboard on the Macbook/MacBook Pro to be greek.

    I didn't get that it was a wireless you were talking about.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,235 points)

    TopSteve wrote:

     

    BUT NOT GREEK

     

    There is never any guarantee you can get an Apple localized keyboard outside the country where it is used.  There are obviously a lot of other keyboards other than Greek which the uk store does not have:  Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Bulgarian, Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, etc.   All of these exist.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,235 points)

    PS TopSteve -- I am curious how you can be sure that the MacBook Pro or MacBook Air sold in Greece with a Greek keyboard has been modified by the local seller to install a non-Apple keyboard.  It is not an easy thing to do.  The Cyprus store does not charge any more for a Greek keyboard.

  • TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Tom Gewecke wrote:

     

    TopSteve wrote:

     

    BUT NOT GREEK

     

    There is never any guarantee you can get an Apple localized keyboard outside the country where it is used.  There are obviously a lot of other keyboards other than Greek which the uk store does not have:  Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Bulgarian, Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, etc.   All of these exist.

     

    If you look at the link I posted and will re-post you will see that from the UK you can get att the localized keyboards by mail order BUT NOT GREEK that is unfare.  If you ring Apple and ask if thay can supply one thay say "sorry we do not make a greek keyboard"  that is unfare.  

     

    http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/shop_mac/mac_accessories/mice_keyboards

  • TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Tom Gewecke wrote:

     

    PS TopSteve -- I am curious how you can be sure that the MacBook Pro or MacBook Air sold in Greece with a Greek keyboard has been modified by the local seller to install a non-Apple keyboard.  It is not an easy thing to do.  The Cyprus store does not charge any more for a Greek keyboard.

    Because Apple told me so. It's NOT the store it's the supplyer to the store or the supplyer to the supplyer of the supplyer.

     

    I have spent many man hours talking to Apple both in the UK and US about this

  • TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Tom Gewecke wrote:

     

    It is not an easy thing to do. 

    Well I did it with my Macbook Pro and it's not hard, with training.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,235 points)

    TopSteve wrote:

     

    If you look at the link I posted and will re-post you will see that from the UK you can get att the localized keyboards by mail order BUT NOT GREEK that is unfare. 

     

    I have looked at your link again but I still cannot find all sorts of localized keyboards that do exist, like Arabic, Hebrew, Bulgarian, Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian.   So as far as I can tell, Greek is certainly not the only one missing.   Or do you see these keyboards there?

  • TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Indede!   I did not say all ("att" may be seen as "all" but it was ment as "at").

     

    I feel the same about all the missing keyboards, if any are avable then all should be!  For instance why supply Norwegian and not Bulgarian?  Of couse some keyboards are the same or simler (UK, US).

     

    What's the logic in supplying one keyboard and not the other? why leave it up to 3rd partys to make some keyboard types?  Perhaps Apple are serjesting by there actions that some countrys are better than others? (only answer this if you repesent Apple)

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,235 points)

    Nobody in these forums represents Apple, just other users like yourself.

     

    Of course there are lots of people who would like to avoid the higher prices (and sometimes high taxes) in their native country by buying their Apple stuff in some other country.  Personally I can understand why Apple would not go out of its way to facilitate this, as it could make it hard to maintain viable local service and sales operations for its products in many countries.  But you can tell Apple how you feel about that via their feedback channels:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

     

    The Greek wireless keyboards I found on the Greek websites sure look exactly like Apple keyboards.  Does it matter exactly who makes them?  Almost all Apple stuff is made in China in 3rd party factories.

     

    http://www.skroutz.gr/s/66112/Apple-Wireless-keyboard.html

  • fane_j Level 4 Level 4 (3,660 points)

    Tom Gewecke wrote:

     

    Almost all Apple stuff is made in China in 3rd party factories.

    Quite so. Try

     

    <http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutid/index.html>

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,235 points)

    fane_j wrote:

     

    Quite so. Try

     

    <http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutid/index.html>

     

    Interesting, thanks!

  • TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Tom Gewecke wrote:

     

    Nobody in these forums represents Apple, just other users like yourself.

     

    Of course there are lots of people who would like to avoid the higher prices (and sometimes high taxes) in their native country by buying their Apple stuff in some other country.  Personally I can understand why Apple would not go out of its way to facilitate this, as it could make it hard to maintain viable local service and sales operations for its products in many countries. 

     

    My native country is the UK I was born there in 1966 it was onley in 2008 that I desided to move to Greece and that is when I desided to buy a Greek keyboard while I was still in the UK.

     

    as for your point about Apple facilitateing........   So you understand why Apple would facilitate the above in the countrys that thay do supply keyboard for? LOL your point is self defeting.

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