Even though the Apple AirPods only launched this December, it’s already one of the hottest selling items in Singapore with some models being sold out in just a few days on Lazada and Apple’s official website. If you’re planning to buy your own AirPods in Singapore, here are tips to help you get the best deal on this innovative product:
1. Apple AirPods on Lazada
Apple AirPods are currently in high demand, especially the colors which are quite trendy at the moment: white and black. Prices on Lazada have already reached up to $359.99 for each AirPod, but if you’re looking for a more affordable deal, you can buy both at only $330 instead of $700.
2. Avoid buying fakes from online sellers
There are many sellers on Carousell who claim that they have authentic Apple AirPods but their prices are almost similar to buying them directly from Lazada or Apple Singapore. If you’ve ever heard of counterfeits – now you know what to avoid!
3. Wait to buy in-store
You can also buy your AirPods directly from Apple or its authorized resellers at the launch event but it can be quite a hassle, especially if you want to buy in bulk. Some resellers will still give you promotional discounts but waiting until the launch promotion in-store may save you some bargaining power. Other than that, there is no difference between buying them at launch and a year later, so go for it!
4. Buy from Apple Online Store
If you’re looking for the best AirPods deals in Singapore, including the launch promotions and freebies, check out the Apple Online Store. There are also Apple Authorised Resellers that sell genuine AirPods at special launch prices on their websites such as Harvey Norman and Challenger.
5. Self-collection from stores vs delivery services
If you’re only buying one pair of AirPods and you live near a reseller store or an authorized reseller’s warehouse, you can use their self-collection service to avoid paying for delivery fees which may cost up to $50 depending on your location. On the other hand, if you plan to buy more AirPods, it is much more convenient to order them through the delivery service.
6. How To Protect Your AirPods
AirPods are very sensitive and expensive so you need to make sure that they’re safe. There was one case where someone was sued because their AirPods were scratched while being stored in a bag with keys and coins. You can’t rely on the Apple warranty too much because it will only cover one year from the date of purchase so you have to be extra careful when handling them. Check out the tips here on how to safely store and protect your AirPods.
Even though it’s just a year since the launch of AirPods, it is already one of the most hyped products in Singapore and you can see many people waiting in line early in the morning at Apple stores to get their hands on them. If you’ve been planning to buy this innovative product, now is a good time to start looking for a pair! Good luck!