At PadGadget, we tend to travel for business quite a bit. We like to keep up with new technology trends, what companies are planning to do next, and of course we like to experience international cities from time to time.
This week I’m visiting Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m currently on the way to Montevideo, Uruguay for the next two days. As I walked around the duty free shop at Jorge Newbery’s airport in Buenos Aires, I stumbled upon a device we’re all very familiar with.
That’s correct. They’re selling iPads even at the duty free shop. It seems there is already a grey market for the iPad in Argentina. As expected, any product you try to buy at an airport will cost you a fortune.
As shown in the picture (taken with my iPhone 4), the in-store sign reads “Ipad is here.” Of course, they misspelled the iPad name, but they’re already showing some of the prices in US dollars. The prices for all iPad models are a bit steep compared to the United States.
I went to the local online Apple Store, and the iPad is not officially available in Argentina until tomorrow (September 17). It seems that Apple plans to sell the iPad via resellers in Argentina. I guess it was good timing for me to be traveling around these parts to find out when the iPad would become available in South America.