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Does it matter where you buy Lenovo products?

2008-03-25, 3:01 AM
Does it matter if an American citizen orders Lenovo products from the U.S. site while in other countries? Like someone's on vacation in England and would like to do online shopping from the U.S. Lenovo site. Could this person order on the U.S. site even though the person is in England and have it shipped to his U.S. residence?


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Re: Does it matter where you buy Lenovo products?

2008-03-26, 23:58 PM
Its a matter of voltage and electronic component compliance with local rules on how electronics operate etc. A desktop overseas may work with a special power adapter, but may not meet your local cities / provinces requirements for electrical operating standards. You should always read the specs before purchasing.
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Re: Does it matter where you buy Lenovo products?

2008-03-27, 17:10 PM
it has very little to do with the actual electronics and more to do with international warranty service.   thinkpad power supplies are designed to work with 100~240V systems with the only change being the cable going from the adapter to the wall socket.   tim supples from lenovo spoke about this extensively in this thread.   warranties, however, are the tricky part when it comes to moving a unit designated for a specific country or region into another country or region.   the link to IWS above is a good place to start.

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Re: Does it matter where you buy Lenovo products?

2008-03-27, 17:28 PM
Erik , while the information you are referring to is true, a system built in another country other then the US may not pass the same safety and quality inspections here as they would have for other standards in another country. Unless they are excluded. Sorry.
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Re: Does it matter where you buy Lenovo products?

2008-03-27, 19:18 PM
jasonockeyguy,
that isn't necessarily the case. An company importing products to acountry is required to obtain the necessary approvals for that country. Lenovo does this, see the Agency Approvals in this announcement letter. If a private person brings it into the country as personal possesions I don't believe these rules can generally be applied.
For instance, my T61p has a WLAN card in it which Lenovo are not allowed to import, (build into a TP), for sale in France due to the radio frequency laws there. This does not mean I am not allowed to hop accross the border to France and use it on a business trip or holiday.
 
However, this has got a little Off-Topic. What is relevant is;
 


K_Swiss wrote:
Does it matter if an American citizen orders Lenovo products from the U.S. site while in other countries? Like someone's on vacation in England and would like to do online shopping from the U.S. Lenovo site. Could this person order on the U.S. site even though the person is in England and have it shipped to his U.S. residence?


Message Edited by K_Swiss on 03-24-2008 11:02 PM

I see it as follows; if you are buying from the US site, with an US credit card / bank account and shipping it to an US address, how are they going to know that you are currently in the UK without checking every single IP address on every order. If the card / account and address check out OK why should they say no?
 
I personally can't see a problem arising.

Andy  

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