Welcome back to the blog! 🤩
This post targets 🍎 fans or any enthusiastic Android user who wants to move for better products 😏
Advantages of shopping directly on apple.com is that you are sure about the product, the iphone is unlocked and it is cheaper than purchasing here in Mauritius. You can also get colors 🔴🔵🟣⚫️⚪️ and options you can possibly not have in stock in the local market. And it takes only 1 week to travel from the US to Mauritius.
However, while going through online forums, you will notice that several persons complained that Apple.com will not deliver to package forwarders such as myUS and shopandship. I even contacted myUS and they confirmed the same.
Despite those warnings, I kept my fingers crossed 🤞 while ordering an iPhone on apple.com with delivery address set as the one in myUS’s account.
1 week later, DHL was at my door 🏠 with the iPhone… Shipping for 1lbs parcel costed $45 with an optional $20 for insurance. DHL requested me to pay only the 15% VAT along with a brokerage fee of around Rs500 to clear customs 🛃 procedures.
🗓 2 weeks later, I repeated the same steps (for a second iPhone) with same name, same address etc.
After a few hours, Apple cancelled the order with the reasons stating:
“We are unable to complete your order. We do not ship to freight forwarder addresses.”
So, be careful but it does not cost nothing to try….