Rudolf Vedo CT wrote:
However, given the shipping/remailing costs, risk of loss or damage, and high customs duties (don't forget those!) you will probably pay if/when you receive your MBA, I would think carefully about whether what you propose is actually worthwhile vs getting it locally.
I tend to agree it's probably not worth it.
I would vaguely consider it if you had a good friend who happened to be going to the US and could pick it up in store (which is an option: I assume in that case there isn't a restriction on who can buy it). In that case you'd probably get away with not paying customs duties as such, but there'll inevitably be some sales tax of some sort added (even if it's just the local sales tax in the state where you buy it), plus you need to be careful that a refurbished model isn't a couple of years out of date. It sounds like a lot of fuss and risk to save maybe a hundred dollars or so.