Is it worth it to go to the US Apple Store as opposed to the Canadian one?
So I’m saving up for an iPhone XS Max 256GB that I plan to purchase outright from apple as opposed to through one of the Canadian Carriers.
When you look into the pricing of the XS Max with Apple Care+ the total with tax in Ontario comes to $2,235.14 CAD.
Now consider I’ll be trading in an iPhone 7 which I will get $226 for.
So the cost of the Phone if you include the trade in Value is $2,009.124 CAD.
Crazy amount to pay for a phone but that’s the decision I’ve made so whatever.
Then I went to the US Apple Store online, this is what really shocked me…
My iPhone 7 that is worth $226 CAD to Apple in Canada. Is worth $250 USD to Apple south of the border?!?!
So Apple US is going to give me $330 CAD for my phone (that’s the exchange rate) if I’m to trade it into an American store?
Now to the price of the phone.
So the cost of the XS Max with Apple Care+ in New York State is $1,574 USD, or converted to $2,080 CAD. That’s a $155 premium because I’m purchasing the device in Canada.
Then factor in that I’m also trading in my iPhone 7, and we are looking at $1,723 CAD vs $2,009 CAD.
Why does it cost me $286 more to buy the phone in Canada??? Do you think it’s worth going across the border and grabbing it from a US apple store? Are there any problems I will have if I were to do this?
Sorry to vent just wondering if anyone knows why there is such a drastic difference in price. Not to mention an extreme lack of financing options or bonus offers from Apple CA.