iPad 2 Price in Malaysia… RM6000++???

Yup. That’s the price that you need to pay for owning the latest product from Apple in Malaysia.

One shop in Lowyat selling iPad 2 WiFi + 3G model for RM6,000 and iPad 2 WiFi only model for RM4,500. Ready stock.

64GB WiFi + 3G iPad 2 model is selling at RM6, 000++ in Malaysia. That’s the current price that I have got from the Internet.

Many Asian gangs are paying US$100 for people to line up for them to buy iPad 2 and then ships to other countries to sell.

iPad 2 Individual Resellers @ International Markets

One Hong Kong retailer managed to get iPad 2 from US and are selling it at roughly double the price of iPad 2.

These are the prices of all iPad 2 models that one retailer sells:

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi (Black)

16GB: HKD$7,980 (about US$1025, RM3,127++)

32GB: HKD$8,980 (about US$1153, RM3,517++)

64GB: HKD$9,980 (about US$1280, RM3,905++)

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G (Black)

16GB: HKD$9,680 (about US$1243, RM3,792++)

32GB: HKD$10,680 (about US$1371, RM4,182++)

64GB: HKD$11,880 (about US$1525, RM4,652++)

If you want a white version, you need to add HKD$1500-2000 (about US$192-US$25, RM585++ – RM781++) for every model. We are more shocked when we see the prices for the smart cover and HDMI adapter. Prices below:

iPad Smart Cover – Polyurethane – Any colors: HKD$780 (about US$100, RM305++)

iPad Smart Cover – Leather – Any colors: HKD$1,280 (about US$164, RM500++)

HDMI Adapter: HKD$580 (about $74, RM225++)

*All conversion of US currency to MYR currency is based on XE Currency Converter, it doesn’t represent the actual conversion value.

That’s really insane!!! White iPad 2 16GB WiFi costs around RM3,600++ and white iPad 2  16GB WiFi + 3G costs RM4,200++.  Everything is marked up at least 200% and there are still people buying it. Just for the sake of being the first few who own iPad 2 and also for the bragging right.

Not only Hong Kong are selling iPad 2 with such high prices, UK are selling it that high too. iPad 2 64GB WiFi + 3G is selling at £2,000++ in eBay. That’s around RM6,000++. Crazy, crazy and crazy. The resellers really know how to earn money from Apple fanboys. No wonder, Apple fans are called fanboys. They are willing to pay the premium to be the 1st. :-)

Luckily our own Malaysian grey market for iPad 2 is not selling that high price. Here’s a screenshot of the prices of iPad 2 in Malaysia.

A person selling iPad 2 through lowyat.net forum.

The price for Malaysia’s white iPad 2 16GB WiFi costs around RM2,000++ (RM2,200++,  my guess) and white iPad 2 16GB WiFi + 3G costs around RM2,000++ (RM2,600++, my guess). That’s RM1,000 – RM2,000 lesser than what the Hongkies are selling.

So, are you willing to splurge RM500 – RM1,000++ to be the first few to own iPad 2 in Malaysia and has the bragging right?

I am so tempted to get one from the grey market but I have my doubts such as the warranty and after sales service of the iPad 2. Well, anyone of you who have purchased it,in the grey market, please share in the comment box. Thank you.

What’s your say?

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25 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    wassap..
    i got mine from HK for HKD 6150.
    16Gb WiFi + White + Screen protector + Smart Cover

  2. johnkhor says:

    Congratulations!!! I am so envy of you! Share with us your experience, ok?

  3. NASER says:

    i want to buy 100 pcs of ipad 2 3g + wifi 16gp & 64gp , but i need good offer .

  4. whistleblower says:

    This is APPLE Corp DEEP info- Believe it or dont- your choice!
    At least you must believe this- Surely you know Apple monitors the market…and some leaks happen.
    1) Yes. Asian ‘entrepreneurs’ does pay guys to line up…
    2) Grey market also stock ‘factory reject units’…and many of these goes missing at factory- think about this too.
    3) The Official price is going to burn the grey market.
    4) Apple has a excellent sales tracking system, if you buy grey, just be sure you unit gets covered.
    5) Malaysia launch is pretty soon. Stocks shipment already proceeding. Sorry, the date cannot be revealed, else you will know me:)
    Again, believe it or not- your choice.

  5. johnkhor says:

    Wao! You do have something over here. You did provide some good insights into iPad 2 issue. Just that I didn’t think of factory reject units. That’s really sad if you picked up these iPad 2. Thanks for the info though. :-)

  6. Chris says:

    whistleblower, I hope you’re really right. I can’t wait to get my hands on Ipad 2 but I’m not gonna get it from the grey market.

  7. johnkhor says:

    @Chris: Me too. But I have written a blog post saying that iPad 2 might be coming to Malaysia this July 2011. :(

  8. Michael says:

    hi,
    we are selling iPad 2, 32GB, Wifi + 3G. Only RM 2,600. Call us at +6016 9556280 to buy.
    Thank you

  9. Michael : r u sure its only RM2+++?!?!
    whr is ur shop & are they original?

  10. Mesin says:

    Good news guys, the iPad 2 is gonna be launched next weekend in Malaysia! 😀

  11. johnkhor says:

    @mesin: yeah. it’s coming dee.

  12. latif says:

    Ipad is meant for secondary computing….. its not meant for you to carry out your daily work. So before yu buy it make sure you already have another laptop. Another thing is advertisement is very luring … think and decide wisely…. always tak calculated risk and make decision base on calculated risk … “wise man says”

  13. Yup, the RM6+++k dream is gone. The greys will scramble to sell. If it’s cheap buy it…but just be sure it’s not that factory reject……………..you have been warned. :)

  14. johnkhor says:

    @whistleblower: Yeah. But I prefer buying from Apple for the warranty in case there’s any light bleeding on the display.

  15. 4d result says:

    Finally it has been here in malaysia….sold at RM 1xxx only…haha

  16. Right on the mark, John. The grey market must is teeming with those bleeding ones (aka missing factory reject stock), and dumped them during the launch frenzy.
    Better to just stay clear of those……and wait for the official ones.

  17. johnkhor says:

    @whistleblower: Yeah. Since iPad 2 is launching tomorrow, it’s not worthwhile to buy from grey market. :-)

  18. johnkhor says:

    @4dresult: Yeah. iPad 2 starting from RM1499.

  19. Jo says:

    Cheater. It cost only starting from RM1500 to 2000+++

  20. hah says:

    suckers. ipad only cost rm1499 now

  21. Hamunaptra82 says:

    I want to buy 50 pcs iPAD 2 64Gb 3G+wifi. hamunaptra82@gmail.com

  22. The headline do shocked me.. 6k.. The price should not exceed 2k..

  23. Sandrat345 says:

    The price for ipad 2, you are selling is pretty expensive. Purchase direct from Apple online or apple store shop is only RM2,000 for 16GB with 3G & Wifi. You think I am crazy to purchase from you.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I am not the one selling the iPad 2. I am just posting the info that I got regarding about iPad 2. Hope you mean the other sellers in this post. :-) And do buy from Apple Store or Apple resellers, it’s certainly cheaper compared to here. Or wait for iPad 3 launch and you will get cheaper iPad 2.

  25. Magnum says:

    I did not know when Ipad 2 first come is so expensive? Seriously…I not these early adopters who want to be among the first to own these device…I rather wait….

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