Hold onto your seats — we have good news for you! Apple has finally authorized Lazada Philippines to sell iDevices on the online store.
What does this mean for you? For one, you will have another legitimate electronic shop to buy Apple products from.
And it seems that it’s cheaper to buy from Lazada. The 64GB and 256GB variants of the Apple iPhone X, for example, go for P62,990 (roughly $1,245) and P71,990 ($1,423), respectively. On the Apple Online Store, the smartphone has the official price tags of P64,490 ($1,274) and P73,990 ($1,462), respectively. Use one of the promo codes, and you may just get the device for less.
Before this development, the handset — as with other new, coveted items — was selling at a premium.
Here’s something that makes us wonder, though: The Cupertino-based company is strict about everything that involves its products, so we’re not sure how Lazada is able to offer the iPhone X (and iPhone 8 and some of the products we have checked thus far) at a lower price. Oh, well. Not that we as consumers are complaining.
Anyhow, it’s worth noting that Lazada has earlier delivery dates nationwide for the 10th-anniversary iPhone. On the Apple Online Store, it says to expect the device between December 29, 2017 and January 3, 2018.
Of course, because Lazada Philippines is now an Apple authorized reseller, this means you will finally get official warranty for the stuff that you buy from the e-shop. No need to worry if you have an issue with your iDevice — as long as the problem is not your fault.
Personally, this is what we have been waiting for. There’s not a week that goes by without us buying something from Lazada (no, this is not a paid post) and other online stores. Even our groceries are purchased via services like MetroMart. No heavy traffic to face and less hassle for us especially this holiday season. I imagine that becoming a re-seller for big brands is pretty lucrative business, especially if you’re based online as you can keep costs low. Check out this WordPress vs Wix comparison to see which could be the best platform for an online store like this, they’re great options for newbies.
We know that there are times when we need to see and touch products that we’re interested in. What we usually do is go to different brick-and-mortar stores for a day then go online and buy the items whenever we feel like it.
Not everyone is like us, especially in the Philippines where e-commerce has not really taken off that much… yet. But it’s good to know that you have a choice, isn’t it?
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