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    Default Why is a laptop in US comparatively cheaper than in India?

    Hi guys, i have a simple question. If u go online to sites from Dell, Acer, Hp, Apple any brand, if u check the rates as in US in $$ n convert it to Indian currency than it will be always cheaper. Contrary if u check the rates in any shop in India or even if online for India.. it will be costly.

    Y is this diffrence?? if its the matter of slight difference than understood. but the difference is large.

    Right now i m bit confused. Like i am going to US. I need a pc at home. Now i m thinking whether i should buy a new desktop for home and take my present laptop to US??

    But when i checked the prices for US.. i mean i can get a decent laptop for 600$ i mean a config of 4gb ram and 250 to 500 gb HDD, dual core processor, web cam, card reader n blue tooth inbuild.

    I guess the config is pretty ok.. all we can say is approx costing only 30k rupees.. i think a desktop even can cost minimum of 25k decent one.

    Comments and adivses please.....


    P S... is there gonna be a big difference between dual core and core 2 duo if i buy any of the one??

    My main usage if i will get the above config laptop ... will be little of gaming, songs, movies, internet... etc etc.. not more than this.. so processors where does they play role exactly? can anyone tell me in detail?? i have checked .. most of the laptops in Dell in this or lesser than this range of money will have Dual core and not core 2 duo processors..

    if selecting core 2 duo it will be approx more than 5 to 6 thousand more.. is it worth spending this much extra??? where actual real difference comes in usage??
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    maybe it is more expensive in India due to customs and duties.

    -F

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    well i think there also ppl pay tax

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tooth Fairy View Post
    well i think there also ppl pay tax
    I wasn't talking about taxes. When you import stuff into India
    you pay duty + tax etc. In US only Tax is applicable.

    -F

    p.s you can go to New Hampshire and buy a laptop and you
    won't even have that sales tax ;-)

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    well...i think its like importing is something tht u dont get in India and u specially get it or order it from out side, but considering laptops only.. i think dell/ acer/ hp atleast this all companies have mfg in india.. wat import duty u talking? can u please explain...

    y so special abt new hamshire?? lol

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    I don't think it is Dell, Acer etc. that impose this. It is the
    government of India which is collecting the duties.
    I am not sure if the laptops are manufactured in India.
    I think they are manufactured in China or something?

    -F

    New Hampshire is one of the few states in the USA
    which does not have sales tax on items purchased there.

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    If you choose to buy a laptop in the U.S., make it sure to get/purchase an International Warranty there itself... So that, you can avail the services in India too...

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    aare.. thts fine.. i will be getting international warranty for my new laptop.. but my mmajor point was y its cheaper comparatively to India..



    @ farce, i think the parts may be manifactured in different countries but assembeled in India also..

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    As far a i know, no brand has manufacturing plant in india. all are made in china and brought here. the rate difference is due to the duties levied by govt. every budget you can here they saying govt has reduced excise duty on lcd panel, tv etc. etc. this means the cost of such item will be reduced.

    I remember reading somewhere the coca-cola chief saying that if the govt reduces the duty charged to cola, they can offer 330 ml for less than Rs.5 (Three four years back when the actual cost was Rs.10)

    Govt needs money and it decides whom to tax more. as far as india is concerned laptop is still not an essential commodity. govt gives subsidy for petrol, diesel, lpg etc for the usage of all people across the cross section of population and more money is charged on non essential and luxurious item.

    You can see cheaper rates for laptop is applicable only in the us. in uk i think its more than that of india. so don't break ur head on that. get one laptop from us with no hesitation.

    all the best

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    OK. Please do not use SMS text short form words.

    The price in India is costly because the laptop is completely imported and not assembled in India. Items imported attact:

    a) Shipping charges (at the port of origin)
    b) Handling charges (at the port of destination)
    c) Customs Duty on Base Cost + (a) + (b)
    d) Any other local tax at the destination port on {Base Cost + (a) + (b) + (c)}

    After that, the dealer adds the margin. Then there is local shipping cost and Octroi (in case of MH state). To this add VAT (Sales Tax).

    I hope that you get the picture now.

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