Recently, there is a popular saying on the Internet that there are two kinds of fruits in Hainan Island, one is coconut, the other is "apple". Note that this apple is not that apple, yes, it is the "Qiong version" iPhone.According to the new policy, the number of duty-free products has increased from 38 to 45, and apple mobile phones and tablet computers have also officially become products enjoying the tax-free policy of Hainan Island.
In fact, the iPhone and AppleOfficial website sales in the mainland, all belong to the "Bank of China" version. So what is Qiong's iPhone? What do you need to know before buying? Let's take a look.
Is "Qiong version" iPhone cost-effective?
With the official implementation of the Notice on Tax-free Shopping Policy for Hainan Outlets, we now have a new choice of "Qiong Edition" iPhone. for iPhone purchase
In a flash, Hainan duty-free stores have become the most cost-effective place to buy electronic products in China. "Qiong version" iPhone is exempted from import tariff and VAT due to its tax-free policy, which has an 11% price advantage compared with ordinary Chinese iPhone.
For example, the iPhone 11Pro Max 256GB version in Hainan duty-free price of 8625 yuan, and Apple's official website price of 10899 yuan, compared with 2274 yuan lower, equivalent to 20% discount. Moreover, the price is also well below the Hong Kong version.
After iPhone tax exemption, the price reduction is large, mainly because iPhone is imported goods. Enter the market sales need to pay about 13%-15% tariff, value-added tax and consumption tax and other taxes and fees, so "Qiong version" iPhone in the price of more advantages.
You need to understand these questions before you buy
There are two things to note, one,Hainan version of the iPhone is also the Bank of China, which can enjoy the national joint guarantee. But the goods can only be returned and exchanged in Hainan duty-free shops.
Because the "Qiong version" iPhone is also sold by dealers, Apple's after-sales policy is to return goods by dealers, Apple officials only provide after-sales maintenance services.
So if the machine you buy is unfortunately "winning ", then after sale you need to consider the cost of travel, time.
Second, The model version is incomplete。
At present, the models and versions of Apple products in Hainan duty-free stores are not complete, such as the iPhone 11 proiPadPro wait for the product. The memory version is also limited, iPhone 11、iPhone 11Pro Max the version of 64 GB memory is missing. Of course, there will be an increase in subsequent versions, but this is the case.
Of course, you may ask if you can find an acquaintance to buy on behalf of you? Qiong version of iPhone is not Hong Kong version. It can only be purchased in four duty-free shops in Hainan, and there are purchase conditions.
In short, buyers need to Over 16 years;
Holders of ticket/train ticket/ship ticket for the Islands (Hainan Island) and valid identification documents,Domestic and foreign tourists, including residents of Hainan Province, who leave Hainan Island but do not leave the country;
The tax-free commodities purchased from outlying islands belong to the goods for personal use by consumers,It is not allowed to enter the domestic market for resale。 Otherwise, they will be investigated for legal responsibility and included in personal credit records(No tax-free shopping policy on outlying islands within 3 years);
Outlying island passengersThe amount of duty-free shopping per person per year is RMB 100000, unlimited times. Import duties on imported articles shall be levied in excess of the duty-free limits and limits.
Write it at the end
I believe many people will say ," Qiong version "iPhone although there are tax-free concessions, but the current major e-commerce platforms launched at random preferential prices are not lost to it, such as JingDong, pinduoduo and other platforms in the e-commerce festival offers are even cheaper. But the "Qiong version" iPhone also has its unique advantages: it is not a coupon strategy that merchants can issue, is a real tax-free discount; for users who do not often buy online, Hainan duty-free shop provides a preferential large and reliable purchase channel.
Most importantly, from the perspective of time, the preferential prices of iPhones launched by third-party e-commerce platforms are generally only those models that have been released for a long time. The price of "Qiong version" iPhone is quite different. The tax-free price of Hainan is fixed. It can be said that the next generation of iPhone 12 series flagship will also have a discount "at the first time".