iPhone 12 Pro from Dubai

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I am in Dubai on Tourist visa and I want to know that How many pieces can I brought from Dubai without any custom duty or any other tax. I already purchase 1pcs of 12 Pro @ 3720 Dhihram and it cost me around Rs. 75000 in Indian currency. Need a valuable suggestion from your past experiences.

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luckyk wrote:

Do Dubai iPhones come with FaceTime?

Yes, but I purchased Japan not Dubai

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Bro If I buy the same iPhone12 Pro from Dubai Mall Apple Store, are you sure it will work with Indian Telecom Operators and no problem with FaceTime and Warranty etc?

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jatin2612 wrote:

at duty free shop ..there is no vat 5%

U sure that on Airport An apple store is their.

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Refer to this document: https://www.indembassyuae.gov.in/pdf/trvler-gui...

Assuming that you have stayed in Dubai for more than 3 days and then returning to India, personal effects are completely duty-free but only Rs 45,000 worth of non-personal effects is allowed to be imported duty-free. Rest everything is dutiable. Since one can argue that a mobile phone is a personal effect and is required for satisfying daily necessities, you can bring one phone duty-free to
India but if you try to bring multiple such expensive goods, you definitely stand a risk of getting charged for the duty fees. If you are just bringing one phone, then the best approach is to keep the box and other accessories in the bag itself and carry the phones (existing + new one) in your pocket. Having two phones is normal, so it should not raise any eyebrows.

P.S. The suggestions are just thoughts based on instinct and research. Don’t consider them as something legal and set in stone. If you still have doubts, its better to directly call the Indian Embassy in UAE or Customs in India to get the accurate answer to your question.

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jatin2612 wrote:

yes ..also no vat…

Want to know that how many piece can I purchase from Dubai that will not face any problem in Delhi Airport for custom duty and any desk

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technically zero but one as u can tell them that its for personal use

anything above that they will charge custom @m0n3y5av0r

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m0n3y5av0r wrote:

Yes, but I purchased Japan not Dubai

Thanks.

Japan iPhones come with the shutter sound on taking photos, and it cannot be turned off, as far as I know.

Are Dubai iPhones or Japan iPhones the only options there? Would be nice if they had regular ones.

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m0n3y5av0r wrote:

Want to know that how many piece can I purchase from Dubai that will not face any problem in Delhi Airport for custom duty and any desk

Depends on your skills. I have even brought 3 even sealed packs too which definitely attracts customs. Try to leave for exit asap as high rush line gets you sometimes un-noticed. Never entertain the custom peoples asking to come to them for people with gadgets, golds etc…in case they ask for duty just meet with their officer in side and slide him some low denomination inr cash

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luckyk wrote:

Thanks.

Japan iPhones come with the shutter sound on taking photos, and it cannot be turned off, as far as I know.

Are Dubai iPhones or Japan iPhones the only options there? Would be nice if they had regular ones.

Options are there, Japan, Usa, Ae, and Hong Kong and the price is depending on which country mobile u choose.

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m0n3y5av0r wrote:

Options are there, Japan, Usa, Ae, and Hong Kong and the price is depending on which country mobile u choose.

Ah thanks.

Sorry for so many tangential questions, but what is the price there for the US or Hong Kong phones?

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As per rules even a single iphone doesn’t fall under allowed limits. It all depends on your luck about how many you can bring in without getting held back by customs.

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ravi7052 wrote:

and no problem with Warranty etc?

unverified (vernacular) audio of some croaky🐸bloke with a nasal👃🏽twang in alleged conversation with 🍍Apple care India.
5th minute of the first call has some relevance.

0008001009009_2020_10_14_14_02_57_out.mp3

continuity 6566752811_2020_10_14_14_23_23_in.mp3

if legitimate, it would mean that the brand honours the International warranty across markets, for valid purchases, subject to standard terms and restrictions.

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luckyk wrote:

Sorry for so many tangential questions, but what is the price there for the US or Hong Kong phones?

any specific phone or phones IN GENERAL?

like for the ones the OP initiated the discussion, on an average, the prices (depending on colour, capacity variant) are in line with what he said he got off-line (at AED3720) https://amazon.ae/gp/offer-listing/B08L5NRZNW

off-line .. perhaps one can still squeeze them for freebies or increased discount.
because Jumbo.ae CarreFour https://www.carrefouruae.com/mafuae/en/root-maf... and other older UAE focused portals still quote exorbitantly (in comparison with what @m0n3y5av0r claims to have paid).

amongst known major on-line portals
Papitahttps://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/663505/medium/7365361emoji-icon-glossy-00-00-food-drink-food-fruit-papaya-72dpi-forPersonalUseOnly.pngTrading LLC seem to be the most competitive https://www.amazon.ae/dp/B08L5NRZNW?smid=AR1Y518DTV0JG&psc=1 but are substantially costlier to what @m0n3y5av0r claims to have paid, assuming it is the same variant/ capacities/ features etcetera.

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aadimaanav wrote:

any specific phone or phones IN GENERAL?

like for the ones the OP initiated the discussion, on an average, the prices (depending on colour, capacity variant) are in line with what he said he got off-line (at AED3720) https://amazon.ae/gp/offer-listing/B08L5NRZNW

off-line .. perhaps one can still squeeze them for freebies or increased discount.
because Jumbo.ae CarreFour https://www.carrefouruae.com/mafuae/en/root-maf... and other older UAE focused still quote exorbitantly (in comparison with what @m0n3y5av0r claims to have paid).

amongst known major on-line portals
Papitahttps://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/663505/original/7365361emoji-icon-glossy-00-00-food-drink-food-fruit-papaya-72dpi-forPersonalUseOnly.pngTrading LLC seem to be the most competitive https://www.amazon.ae/dp/B08L5NRZNW?smid=AR1Y518DTV0JG&psc=1 but are substantially costlier to what @m0n3y5av0r claims to have paid, assuming it is the same variant/ capacities/ features etcetera.

Pls elaborate in easy english, your english gone above my head

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aadimaanav wrote:

any specific phone or phones IN GENERAL?

like for the ones the OP initiated the discussion, on an average, the prices (depending on colour, capacity variant) are in line with what he said he got off-line (at AED3720) https://amazon.ae/gp/offer-listing/B08L5NRZNW

off-line .. perhaps one can still squeeze them for freebies or increased discount.
because Jumbo.ae CarreFour https://www.carrefouruae.com/mafuae/en/root-maf... and other older UAE focused still quote exorbitantly (in comparison with what @m0n3y5av0r claims to have paid).

amongst known major on-line portals
Papitahttps://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/663505/medium/7365361emoji-icon-glossy-00-00-food-drink-food-fruit-papaya-72dpi-forPersonalUseOnly.pngTrading LLC seem to be the most competitive https://www.amazon.ae/dp/B08L5NRZNW?smid=AR1Y518DTV0JG&psc=1 but are substantially costlier to what @m0n3y5av0r claims to have paid, assuming it is the same variant/ capacities/ features etcetera.

Thank you smile

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At what price that iphone 12 pro can be sold in India?

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To avoid custom, don’t bring them with box, put sim cards on all the iPhones keep im ON state like normal used phones. But if you bring many iPhones, only luck can save you. The customs officers are not dumb they know tactics of passengers bringing things from abroad for commercial purposes.

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My friend is coming to Sharjah UAE, I wanted to get iPhone 12 delivered to his doorstep, Amazon reviews were not that good, if anyone know any legitimate website or seller’s please let me know

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