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Apple Price Index – a new website from the DFA crew

Apple Price Index

Apple Price Index

Due to popular demand from our users, the DFA crew has released a new website exclusively for Apple products known as the Apple Price Index.

Apple Price Index compares the price of Apple products globally, much like the Big Mac Index. Unlike Duty Free Addict, Apple Price Index does not take into account duty free discounts available to travellers and simply represents the recommended retail price of Apple products including domestic taxes (i.e. the take-home price for a local consumer, e.g. a Brit in the UK, an Aussie in Australia or an American in the USA).

Apple Price Index – why prices vary

Whilst Apple products are manufactured in one place, there remain a number of reasons why prices vary globally (sometimes significantly). Some reasons include taxes, transport costs, wage costs, rent. Further, frequent fluctuations in currency (vs less-frequent price releases) also represent an opportunity for travellers to arbitrage the price of Apple products whilst overseas vs prices at home (this is why Duty Free Addict exists). For these reasons, we tend to see large variances in Apple prices between locations.

Apple Price Index – Travellers arbitrage

For travellers looking for duty free prices of Apple products, continue to look here at Duty Free Addict. Apple products are a perfect gift and are generally an easy product to buy whilst overseas as they work globally (charging via usb) and are generally small and fit easily into your suitcase! For local consumers (i.e. an Aussie in Australia or an American in the USA), head over to Apple Price Index to see how your local prices compare vs your global compatriots!

Apple Price Index – 100 products in 12 countries

Apple Price Index is currently in beta and includes around 100 products in 12 countries. Prices are updated frequently and we hope you find the insights useful.

If you are interested in receiving periodic updates every time Apple releases its new product and price list, please head over to Apple Price Index and subscribe to our email list.

We hope readers find the information useful and we would be happy to provide more information for those who wish to email us.

Sennheiser Duty Free: Top Reasons Why to Choose It

Sennheiser Duty Free

Listen to the excellence delivered by Sennheiser Duty Free headphones

Are you looking forward to getting a pair of Sennheiser Duty Free headphones? Sound quality is an all-crucial aspect for a real-music aficionado. It is also central for the music developer, as they strongly desire their music to be heard the way it was meant to be heard. Sennheirser ensures music will be appreciated for every single chord and its impact is amply heard. Continue reading

Bang and Olufsen Duty Free First Rate Speakers

Bang and Olufsen Duty Free Speakers

Elegant Contemporary Styled Bang and Olufsen Duty Free Speakers

Bang and Olufsen Duty Free – expect a class range of headphones, loudspeakers, and other sound system gadgets. The Danish consumer company produces TV sets and phones as well. Ever since its birth in 1925, it has progressed well enough to be classified today as one of the most reliable manufacturers in the field. Continue reading

Apple iPad Air

iPad AirDuty Free Addicts have been playing around with the Apple iPad Air, and we love how thin and light it is. And yet, it’s so capable and powerful too. Complete with advanced wireless, A7 chip and fantastic apps for creativity and productivity – all integrated with iOS 7 – the Air lets users do so much more than we could ever have imagined. Continue reading

The Apple Products To Travel With

Apple TravelAre you one of those travelers who has an Apple device for just about everything? Or you’ve been following the DFA blog’s reviews and duty free prices! Are you wondering which apple products to travel with and which ones to leave at home? Continue reading

APPLE IPHONE DUTY FREE – compare prices and why it’s a great traveler

Apple iPhone Duty Free

Apple iPhone Duty Free

Why you should buy the Apple iPhone Duty Free and why it is the new swiss army knife for travelers! Unlike the knife, they will let you take it on the plane, but you will have to turn it off during takeoff and landing! Whilst the Apple iPhone 5 serves as a great phone and music player, there are also a number of different applications that will save you plenty of room in your luggage for more duty free shopping!

If you have a question that you would like to ask our community of over 7,000 duty free shoppers please refer to our forum

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Bose SIE2 Sports Headphones


Are you travelling overseas and want to know where to buy the Bose SIE2 Sports Headphones Duty Free? Well, unlike the SIE2i’s (where South Korea is cheapest), the Bose SIE2 Sports Headphones are  currently cheapest in Japan and most expensive in Canada (+13% difference!). For up to date price information and other duty free price comparisons please refer to Duty Free Addict.

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