My MacBook Pro’s power adapter is almost dead so I had to buy a new one. Buying it online would cost $80 (300SAR) add to that tax and shipping. Contacted Global Store and they told me it’s 450SAR. And iStyle told me its 444SAR.
But when I went to their store to buy it. Which is at the new mall “Riyadh Galleria” on King Fahad Road. They first said the price is 444SAR but then they told me that the price was updated on their computer from the UAE to 480SAR.
Is iStyle authorized by Apple’s Saudi distributor, Arab Computers or UAE’s distributor ABM? If the UAE store raised the price why would the Saudi branch do the same?
Also to note, the $99 (380SAR) value (and even less on Amazon – $70) .mac service is being sold for 460SAR! Just buy it from apple directly or from amazon from my previous link.
Based on my experience I will most likely never buy from iStyle again. I only bought it because I was in a hurry and needed a power adapter urgently. That’s another reason why Apple should sell Macs in Saudi Arabia directly without relying on middlemen like (Apple IMC, ABM and Arab Computers) by the time the products reached the consumer the price would be so high.
Update: In the end, I just wanted a store to give me the price they actually promised a few minutes earlier. Giving me a price and immediately changing it because the head office out of Saudi Arabia decided so is against the consumer. So in the end don’t bother with this store. Any other Apple retailer will be just fine.