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14 minutes ago, pineapple01 said:

Yeh, and there is only one HQ for Honda, Pepsi, Rolex and any other Company in Thailand.

I don’t know anything about the HQ for any of the companies you listed, but I do know that there is only one Apple Store in Thailand.

 

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10 minutes ago, pineapple01 said:

Yeh, and there is only one HQ for Honda, Pepsi, Rolex and any other Company in Thailand.

Not sure where you're going with this one.

I think you're confusing an "Apple Store", a company owned and backed sales location, with other corporation country HQs, that are there to handle in-country contracts, logistics and marketing. 

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23 hours ago, yuyiinthesky said:

I usually order my Macs or MacBooks at Studio 7, not online, in one of the many shops. They have many shops and good service, never had a problem with them. 

Agreed. My iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air purchased at the local shop at Central Festival. Never a problem and the techs have helped if I have a setting gummed up ...

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This is the only Apple Store in Thailand.

 

https://www.apple.com/th/retail/iconsiam/

 

All the others are vendors and are basically clueless and will rip you off on service and phony diagnostic fees.

 

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As I alluded to in my post, the computer with the upgrades I want aren’t sold in the resellers’ stores.

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20 hours ago, tomazbodner said:

That's not true. If you have payment problems, you could go to any PowerBuy and order it from there. They'll open Apple site in front of you, you'll configure it any way you want, the price at the bottom is what you'll be paying, and then they'll order it for you, it'll be custom assembled for you and arrive at the store within 1-2 weeks when you pick it up there after testing it. If anything is wrong they'll return it for you.

 

Much safer way of doing it.

Oh so Apple was lying to me?? Ok. Lol I said I want a special configuration and they only have the basic model.

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2 hours ago, fruitman said:

I would buy it taxfree on Changi airport....you get worldwide service anyway...And in Singapore they give you a western service...the taxfree discount you get there can pay for the airfare.

Wouldn’t have the configuration I want.

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16 minutes ago, wwest5829 said:

Agreed. My iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air purchased at the local shop at Central Festival. Never a problem and the techs have helped if I have a setting gummed up ...

Did you read my post? 

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10 minutes ago, brucegoniners said:

As I alluded to in my post, the computer with the upgrades I want aren’t sold in the resellers’ stores.

I had the same CC problems trying to order off the Apple/Thai website. I was able to order and pay with my CC some cables which were delivered successfully but when I tried to order a new custom config 16 Macbook, a few days later an email said they couldnt charge my card.

 

Called the CC company and they stated all was good with the card and had enough credit to buy.

 

Went to the Studio 7 in Hua Hin yesterday. Asked about a custom config Macbook Pro and the gal said 45 days. Also cant order new Mac Pro from Studio 7.

 

Second Apple store being built in Bangkok but delayed for the obvious.

 

Just my experience.

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2 hours ago, robertson468 said:

However, there is more than one Apple Store in Thailand.

No there are not. There is only 1. 
 

There are many resellers but only I Apple Store. There is going to be a 2nd but again only in Bangkok.
 

Do get your facts right, stop doing a tRump.

2 hours ago, robertson468 said:

True, you may not have one near you, but just thought you would like to be corrected so that you can rant a bit more? 

You don’t have one near you either unless you consider an hour flight or up to 9 hour drive to be “near”. 
 

Engage brain before operating keyboard.

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On 6/3/2020 at 1:00 PM, yuyiinthesky said:

I usually order my Macs or MacBooks at Studio 7, not online, in one of the many shops. They have many shops and good service, never had a problem with them. 

Ordering directly from Apple, which I prefer to do by phone rather than online, means that Apple will entirely replace or repair your Mac if anything goes wrong. Buying from authorized resellers, you're out of luck.

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3 hours ago, seancbk said:

When did Apple come to Thailand?  I thought Singapore and Hong Kong where the closest actual Apple stores.

November 2018

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Posted (edited)

Buying apple$hit says it all !

ive always known that apple suxx !

 

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Just being argumentative about Outlets imo.. I rather enjoy watching the reaction when my Apple place tells Cheap Charley the price of a new I phone Battery, opens it up and tells them Seals broken, Guarantee is invalid, you have a copy and we wont fit a new one. Go Back to where you bought it..! ....... But But. 🙉

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