VAT refunds on the Macbook Pro
October 16, 2008 9:26 AM Subscribe
My boyfriend and I are Australians living in Germany for the next 3 months and hankering for the new Macbook Pro. Help us negotiate our way around the VAT!
posted by mooza to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We were going to take a short trip to Scotland in a couple weeks which is perfect because we want to get a MBP with an English keyboard. Can we get the VAT refunded when we leave Scotland even though we are going back to Germany first and won't be going back to Sydney until February 2009?
Otherwise, do we wait to get the VAT refunded when we leave Germany?
If the latter scenario, does that mean we can't actually use the laptop until we get back home (which renders the whole purchase process pointless). Or can we use the laptop so long as we have all the packaging with us?