there is a massive price difference between buying a macbook air in the united states versus buying it in the united kingdom. in short, for the cheapest price you can get the macbook air for in the uk, you can afford to buy a round trip ticket to new york and buy it there instead.
the price of the macbook air in the uk is £1199.
and a cheapest flight from london heathrow to new york jfk on british airways is £271.70.
therefore, if you fly to new york and buy a macbook air, it will cost you (£916 + £271 = £1187). if you get the macbook air in the uk, it will cost you £1199. you would still have £12 left over.
of course, it would only just break even as you would have to pay for a ride from the airport to the apple store on the 5th avenue. but it is open 24 hours, so you could forgo a hotel room and just sleep there overnight.
and that is with the cheapest version too, if you wanted to get the solid state hard drive option, you could probably even fly business class there.
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