Illegal IPod Market Booms in India

Posted in Apple by AltF on August 23, 2006

It’s not easy to buy an Apple music player in India legally. But the trade in smuggled iPods is going gangbusters.

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After a bit of research, as I was planning to gift an iPod (30gb video) to my beloved, I came across different range of prices from different sources (also, realized that laser engraving is impossible in india)

My first destination was Official Apple store in Mumbai (First Apple Store at the Atria Mall, Worli) – Rs 19800/- (with official apple warranty), which was way too expensive, comes to more than $400.

Then, I came across JJ Metha (well known camera dealers at dadar) – they sell for 14250 (Approx $300) with one year dealers warranty

Then, finally I got an unbelievable price Rs 13000 (approx $270) from the grey markets in mumbai, which is 30$ cheaper than the official US price.

Official iPod Video (30gb) US price – $299


4 Responses

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  1. Ashish Maik said, on November 14, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    I need to know from where you have bought your Ipod(grey market).

    Can you please tell me where this gery market is in mumbai.

  2. ashmit said, on November 19, 2006 at 3:09 pm

    Resellers of Apple one can buy iPOD officially>>>>> click on store click on indian flag.. click on reseller locator…

  3. Ashish Maik said, on March 3, 2007 at 6:25 am

    can u please tell me from where u have bought you r30GB ipod…

  4. AltF said, on March 4, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    @ashish – i recommend u will get warranty and all.

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