This is my first time to purchase a product from Apple Store Philippines (http://store.apple.com/ph). One of the great things buying from their store are the free shipping, inclusive tax, discount and of course it is from Apple Store. The free shipping is only valid when you reach the amount of PHP 3,000 above. The taxes are already included in the actual price meaning you do not need worry about custom tax charges.
The next is the Educational Discount, if you are a student, a teacher or even a parents who’s student is attending schools you are eligible to avail the Educational Discount by just clicking the Educational Store on the right side or going to this link (http://store.apple.com/ph-k12). The discount only covered the Macbook Pro, Mac Pro, Macbook Air, iMac, Airport Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule.
The length of time your order gets to your doorstep is about 5 to 7 business days. Below is the walk-through purchasing my order last November 10, 2012.
November 10, 2012 (Saturday – We’ve received your order, Processing Items)
November 12, 2012 (Monday – Preparing for Shipment)
November 12, 2012 (Monday – Item Shipped)
When the order status marks as item shipped, you will now get an notification email with a tracking code from DHL. Below are the checkpoint recorded from Singapore, Hongkong, Manila to Gensan.
|Nov 15, 2012||16:28||Mnl – MNL||Shipment delivered – Mnl – MNL|
|Nov 14, 2012||10:02||Mnl – MNL||With delivery courier – Mnl – MNL|
|Nov 13, 2012||23:35||Mnl – MNL||Clearance processing complete – Mnl – MNL|
|Nov 13, 2012||07:14||Mnl – MNL||Processed for clearance – Mnl – MNL|
|Nov 13, 2012||07:14||Mnl – MNL||Clearance delay – Mnl – MNL|
|Nov 13, 2012||06:49||Mnl – MNL||Arrived at sort facility – Mnl – MNL|
|Nov 13, 2012||02:33||Hkg – HKG||Clearance processing complete – Hkg – HKG|
|Nov 13, 2012||02:33||Hkg – HKG||Transferred through – Hkg – HKG|
|Nov 12, 2012||21:12||Sin – SIN||Departed from facility – Sin – SIN|
|Nov 12, 2012||20:29||Sin – SIN||Processed – Sin – SIN|
|Nov 12, 2012||19:57||Sin – SIN||Arrived at sort facility – Sin – SIN|
|Nov 12, 2012||16:37||Sin – SIN||Shipment picked up – Sin – SIN|
It may take 1 to 2 days before the custom clearance is cleared, after that your order will be transferred for delivery. Hope this help you! Thanks a lot!