Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The iPad imports are here! Hold on to your wallets



Yep, you've seen them on Facebook. A bunch of lucky folks now have iPads here in the Philippines. Thanks to Anonymous who sniffed out a site called Gadget Grocery already selling iPads here in the Philippines. I also received an email from this place called My Gadget Shop. So far, the prices from both Gadget Grocery and My Gadget Shop are much higher than the published price on the Apple Store, but that's to be expected in some ways. It's just the law of supply and demand. Prices after the jump.


Here's a little table I made. A friend in the US told me that the actual price of the iPad includes 9% tax, so I added that below.

               Apple Store                    My Gadget Shop        Gadget Grocery

16GB        $499 + 9% tax= P24,363        P38,000            P42,000
32GB        $599 + 9% tax= P29,244        P43,000            P50,000
64GB        $699 + 9% tax= P34,126        P50,000            P61,000


And how much will the iPad cost when local distributors start to sell them? It's anyone's guess, really, but consider this: a $600 Mac Mini costs P33,990 here. Hmmm....

If you want to get in touch with My Gadget Shop, here are his contact details: "Kindly text me at 09178418054 or email me at c_calimon@yahoo.com." Meanwhile, you can go to Gadget Grocery by clicking on the link.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

grabe namang patong yan! halos doble! i'll wait na lang for the ipad to be sold OFFICIALLY here. malamang mas mura.

The Third World Nerd said...

Definitely mas mura. The question is how much more. Or we can always wait for Globe or Smart to pick up the 3G version and sell it/give it away with a plan and a contract...

Frances said...

And that is why, if you are impatient, you should buy yours from Apple.com, Stan. Right, Third World Nerd?

urbanmudra said...

saw some stores selling iPad at Greenhills. 16G is 35K and the 32 is 47K.

The Third World Nerd said...

Thanks for the heads up urbanmudra. Meanwhile, a friend of mine just bought an iPad in Hong Kong. Ended up paying the equivalent of P44,500 for the 32GB model.

The Third World Nerd said...

Reports say that in India, the 64GB iPad is going for over two thousand US dollars. Check it out: http://www.ismashphone.com/2010/04/16gb-ipad-selling-for-900-in-india.html