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Old 26-11-2018, 02:57 PM   #1
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Differences in terms of pricing when buying IPhone ?

Planning to get iPhone XS max 256gb so I did a little survey

Selling in Singapore cost around $2039
Selling in Malaysia cost about RM6099 (assume rate is 3.04 I save RM100 more or less)

My question now is

1. Can I buy in Malaysia and bring it back to Singapore ? Will the custom tax me ? (I am Malaysian)

2. Few days ago I saw some online shop (shop located in bugis/ Far East) selling iPhone XS max 256gb at $1668 .WHAT ?? I decided to ask them whether is a refurbished phone they said IT'S A NEW PHONE TOTALLY NEW . I ask why ? They said their profits are low hence they selling at cheaper price . Can they be trusted anyone can tell me ?

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Old 26-11-2018, 03:04 PM   #2
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Planning to get iPhone XS max 256gb so I did a little survey

Selling in Singapore cost around $2039
Selling in Malaysia cost about RM6099 (assume rate is 3.04 I save RM100 more or less)

My question now is

1. Can I buy in Malaysia and bring it back to Singapore ? Will the custom tax me ? (I am Malaysian)

2. Few days ago I saw some online shop (shop located in bugis/ Far East) selling iPhone XS max 256gb at $1668 .WHAT ?? I decided to ask them whether is a refurbished phone they said IT'S A NEW PHONE TOTALLY NEW . I ask why ? They said their profits are low hence they selling at cheaper price . Can they be trusted anyone can tell me ?

Thank you appreciate for your reply .
You can try looking on Carousell or go for a few more reliable dealers like RWM.

Price range for 256GB XS Max now is below $1,700 SGD.
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Old 26-11-2018, 03:08 PM   #3
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You can try looking on Carousell or go for a few more reliable dealers like RWM.

Price range for 256GB XS Max now is below $1,700 SGD.
Below 1700 really ? How they get to sell it so cheap ?
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Old 26-11-2018, 03:21 PM   #4
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RWM is legit... dont worry.
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Old 26-11-2018, 03:24 PM   #5
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RWM is legit... dont worry.
Tried to search in carousel but not found RWM?
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Old 26-11-2018, 03:26 PM   #6
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Anyway I did search on carousel saw people selling recontract phone dealing in front of telco shop . They will do the recontract on the spot ?
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Old 26-11-2018, 03:57 PM   #7
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Anyway I did search on carousel saw people selling recontract phone dealing in front of telco shop . They will do the recontract on the spot ?
https://redwhitemobile.com

he meant this shop. They get their stocks likely from people who recontract and sell it to them. They are a reputable shop here in Singapore, bought multiple phones from them before. When buying just do a quick check on apple support site with the serial number (https://support.apple.com) if you're worried. Make sure it's unactivated set.

The other alternative like you mention is carousell sets of course. and for that, I'll recommend getting those sealed sets with receipt as proof just in case (popstation/home delivery). Those who recontract in physical retail shops have to unseal the phone, and activate the phone. For those sets, I'll recommend meeting the person to recontract together, just in case they take the phone out and play with it a bit before selling it as "new".
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Old 26-11-2018, 07:46 PM   #8
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Xs max 512gb now only 1.8k... legit.
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Old 26-11-2018, 10:08 PM   #9
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Xs max 512gb now only 1.8k... legit.
Thanks. If so I will pickup from RWM . Really save a lot from getting Apple Store .
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Old 28-11-2018, 10:15 PM   #10
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Thanks. If so I will pickup from RWM . Really save a lot from getting Apple Store .
Definitely worth it

Prices crashed fast in recent years iPhone
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:30 AM   #11
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Definitely worth it

Prices crashed fast in recent years iPhone
I see . Ok thanks I will get it from there
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