Illegal IPod Market Booms in India
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