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  • points_worrier 296 posts

    I am travelling to Jersey for a business trip for a few days. I have not been before. I had a q: could I buy a macbook pro whilst there? It looks like they do not charge VAT.
    Would there be any disadvantage to this? Would it still have warranty/able to have AppleCare etc?
    Would it be liable for VAT on returning to London? Is this a realistic prospect?

    JDB 4,619 posts

    You are required to declare goods bought abroad in excess of £390 on arrival in the UK and to pay duty and tax on the full sum if the individual article exceeds £390. Some here might tell you not to bother declaring it, but it’s a criminal offence the purchase will be well documented and obviously you wouldn’t want to be claiming it as a business expense if undeclared.

    John 1,041 posts

    Jersey has a 5% GST so it’s actually cheaper in Guernsey.

    memesweeper 1,295 posts

    Costco are discounting some Macbooks by give-or-take the VAT amount.

    memesweeper 1,295 posts

    Costco are discounting some Macbooks by give-or-take the VAT amount.

    actually maybe half the VAT amount, for example this model is £210 more at Apple:

    https://www.costco.co.uk/Computers/Laptops-MacBooks/Apple-MacBook-Pro-Apple-M3-Pro-Chip-11-Core-CPU-14-Core-GPU-18GB-RAM-512GB-SSD-14-Inch/p/MacBookPro14M3Pro14CGPU512GB

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