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Apple gets tough on touts in Hong Kong

Every year after the release of new iPhones, vendors pop up on street corners to hawk the devices

John Koblin | Bloomberg 

Apple is making it harder for touts to profit from buying iPhones in Hong Kong only to sell them on the black market in China. From August 15, all products bought online from Apple in Hong Kong will be ineligible for return or exchange unless they are defective, the company said on its website. Apple’s previous policy allowed 14 days for products to be returned in the city. Every year after the release of new iPhones, vendors pop up on street corners in Hong Kong to hawk the new devices to those unable to secure their own supply. The city’s lower taxes and duties have long ...

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First Published: Wed, August 16 2017. 22:50 IST
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