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When i am going on holiday to canada im gonna buy a ipod from there as its cheaper.
Would their be any major issues when buying the ipod from abroad, such as adapter style etc?
Could i use a normal 3 pin plug converter and that will be ok to use in the UK?
ipod can be charged from your firewire port
but anyway, an adaptor is exactly that, it adapts mains AC voltage (230V@50Hz in UK and ___V@60Hz in US/Canada (elaborations anyone)) to something like 6V DC or whatever
just whatever adaptor you get for the pod, note down the output rating for it and find yourself a UK one with the same output rating
the ipod couldn't care less, and robert is yo' dad's bro'
How much are they in Canada in relation to the UK/US?
think the uk adapter plug for the ipod costs about £20, and you may be able to get it tax free by buying it in another country, go to the tax place in the airport to try and get some money back !
my m8 did a review for some website on his new ipod, he used my nicely scratched big fat old ipod in it also !
260 quid in canada
and 299 pound here
an adapter is a transformer and therefore needs to have the required voltage going in to produce the correct voltage coming out because it has a setnumber of coils (or somethig from physics gcse or a levell or something)
tax free i meant VAT free, if they have an equivalent in canada, from the sound of the price maybe they dont :P
they have a 7 % vat rate
i thought u only dont pay tax in duty free shops in the airports?
so u can show ur reicept and claim the 7% tax back no matter where u bought it in the country?
In Canada you pay for stuff as normal. For anything over a significant amount of money (say $100) you can claim back the tax you've paid. In theory you would then pay VAT on it when you get back I think :)
so whats drtom on about
u said u could get some money back, but if u do that they could charge u VAT in this country after:P?
i didnt know theyd charge u in this country, guess it depends if you tell them youve bought one of not eh :P
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