Buying in USA for using in UK any problems? Help

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  1. RodgerDodger

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    I have a chance of an iPad Air2 64 GB being bought for me in the USA and being brought over to the UK.

    I have a 1st generation 16GB iPad which has no more storage left.

    Has anyone in the UK done this and were there any issues at all?

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    TIA
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    The warranty is worldwide so that's not a problem. You'll have to buy a UK plug adaptor, though, as it will come with the U.S. plug for the charger. If the iPad is WiFi + Cellular, it should be OK with the cellular bands used in the UK. You may want to check with a local Apple Store to be sure.
     
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    Thank you for your help, it won't be cellular as I haven't got a sim for the current one. So everything looks good to go then. Saving a few pennies and making it more future - proof. Thanks again for your help and advice.
     
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    Be prepared to pay any import duties when the iPad is imported.
     
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    By the time you have paid VAT and import duty, bought a UK plug and probably paid US sales tax too, there likely won't be much saving. Sales tax can be avoided by buying at a "tax free for tourists" store, or by buying in Nevada or Montana, where there is no sales tax.

    One thing that is often overlooked: US/Canada sticker prices DO NOT include taxes; UK prices must, by law.
     

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