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sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« on: December 17, 2015, 10:06:44 AM »
Hey guys,
I'm working with a guy from Denmark who would like to send an iPhone as a Christmas gift to his girl in Kiev. He can't buy one in Denmark, because they come only with the plug that works there but won't work in Ukraine. Apple Denmark referred him to a company in Ukraine, but we found out that they can't take a credit card by phone or on line and need some one in Ukraine to make a payment to their bank account. Do you know how he can get this done without being in Ukraine? Are there any other companies where he can buy, pay for and have an iphone delivered to her in Kiev?
Thanks,
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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 10:48:19 AM »
By 'plug' one assumes that this is the charger?
If so just get the woman to buy a charger in Ukraine.

Or send an adaptor. Shops sell 'email or buy the Apple travel adaptor?

Ooohh, isn't life tough...

Good to see that the 'buy me an iPhone' schtik still works to get a girls attention. Old tricks are the best eh, Ed?
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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015, 10:54:57 AM »
Eduard,

The simplest way to do this is a SWIFT transfer from a danish bank account to the Bank account of the iphone vendor in Ukraine.

Get the vendor to supply their bank SWIFT code and account number.  Sometimes the branch address is needed as well.
Then send to money (Euro?) via SWIFT from the guy's Danish Bank Account.

Beware though, a SWIFT transfer cannot be recalled like a credit card payment.


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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 10:59:55 AM »
She might already have an iPhone. I mean hasn't everyone who wants one got one?
Especially desirable women?
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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2015, 11:02:28 AM »
He can't buy one in Denmark, because they come only with the plug that works there but won't work in Ukraine.

As an iphone charger is not grounded, in Denmark, it should come with a plug type F or C (probably C, but both interchangeable anyway). Two pin Euro type. Same as they use in Ukraine. The charger is multi input anyway, but both countries are on 220-240v as it goes, so it should be fine in Ukraine.

Apple Denmark are spinning him a line as they do not approve of grey exports.
I apologise.
And so he should.........

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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2015, 11:07:33 AM »
Eduard,

The simplest way to do this is a SWIFT transfer from a danish bank account to the Bank account of the iphone vendor in Ukraine.

Get the vendor to supply their bank SWIFT code and account number.  Sometimes the branch address is needed as well.
Then send to money (Euro?) via SWIFT from the guy's Danish Bank Account.

Beware though, a SWIFT transfer cannot be recalled like a credit card payment.
Thank you for your advice!

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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2015, 11:08:45 AM »
He can't buy one in Denmark, because they come only with the plug that works there but won't work in Ukraine.

As an iphone charger is not grounded, in Denmark, it should come with a plug type F or C (probably C, but both interchangeable anyway). Two pin Euro type. Same as they use in Ukraine. The charger is multi input anyway, but both countries are on 220-240v as it goes, so it should be fine in Ukraine.

Apple Denmark are spinning him a line as they do not approve of grey exports.
Thanks Manny, I'll pass this info on to him

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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2015, 11:27:14 AM »
Hey guys,
I'm working with a guy from Denmark who would like to send an iPhone as a Christmas gift to his girl in Kiev. He can't buy one in Denmark, because they come only with the plug that works there but won't work in Ukraine. Apple Denmark referred him to a company in Ukraine, but we found out that they can't take a credit card by phone or on line and need some one in Ukraine to make a payment to their bank account. Do you know how he can get this done without being in Ukraine? Are there any other companies where he can buy, pay for and have an iphone delivered to her in Kiev?
Thanks,
Ed

I am sending my girl an Iphone 5c I bought on Ebay that is suppose to work internationally. She is expected to be getting it Saturday so then I will find out if I have any problems. She is planning to get the charger there as they sell them separately in the Ukraine for not all that much. 

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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2015, 11:29:13 AM »
I will just add that on one of my trips I discovered that I had left my iPad charger at home, so I simply walked down to the local Apple reseller and bought one.  The plug works anywhere in continental Europe.
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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2015, 11:35:48 AM »
thanks for being so helpful, guys! I have passed the info on to my client so now it's his call.

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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2015, 11:42:10 AM »
Hey guys,
I'm working with a guy from Denmark who would like to send an iPhone as a Christmas gift to his girl in Kiev. He can't buy one in Denmark, because they come only with the plug that works there but won't work in Ukraine. Apple Denmark referred him to a company in Ukraine, but we found out that they can't take a credit card by phone or on line and need some one in Ukraine to make a payment to their bank account. Do you know how he can get this done without being in Ukraine? Are there any other companies where he can buy, pay for and have an iphone delivered to her in Kiev?
Thanks,
Ed

I am sending my girl an Iphone 5c I bought on Ebay that is suppose to work internationally. She is expected to be getting it Saturday so then I will find out if I have any problems. She is planning to get the charger there as they sell them separately in the Ukraine for not all that much. 



The Times are sure changing, used to be taking them on shopping dates was the norm. The internet eliminates the cost of a ticket I guess, and accusations of pro daters.

What possesses men to buy expensive gifts for almost a complete stranger?

IPhone apartments what's next.
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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2015, 11:44:50 AM »
i sent a phone...or shall we say tried...the courier companies would not accept a phone with the battery in it something about L-ion batteries being prohibited
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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2015, 11:50:09 AM »
thanks for being so helpful, guys! I have passed the info on to my client so now it's his call.

I'd order it from Ukraine - http://www.istore.ua/catalog/ you can pay by card and have it delivered - if the phone goes wrong ... easier to sort




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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2015, 12:13:40 PM »
Hey guys,
I'm working with a guy from Denmark who would like to send an iPhone as a Christmas gift to his girl in Kiev. He can't buy one in Denmark, because they come only with the plug that works there but won't work in Ukraine. Apple Denmark referred him to a company in Ukraine, but we found out that they can't take a credit card by phone or on line and need some one in Ukraine to make a payment to their bank account. Do you know how he can get this done without being in Ukraine? Are there any other companies where he can buy, pay for and have an iphone delivered to her in Kiev?
Thanks,
Ed

I am sending my girl an Iphone 5c I bought on Ebay that is suppose to work internationally. She is expected to be getting it Saturday so then I will find out if I have any problems. She is planning to get the charger there as they sell them separately in the Ukraine for not all that much. 



The Times are sure changing, used to be taking them on shopping dates was the norm. The internet eliminates the cost of a ticket I guess, and accusations of pro daters.

What possesses men to buy expensive gifts for almost a complete stranger?

IPhone apartments what's next.
How do you know she is a complete stranger? Give me a little credit, bro. I can't ask a simple question on RUA without being attacked?

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Re: sending an iPhone to Ukraine as gift
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2015, 12:45:22 PM »
I waited until she was in UK before I bought her anything, you know, like when we had a relationship. Presents..
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