Buying iPad in Pakistan

Sleek iPad is on sale primarily in United States – but tech enthusiast from Pakistan are already looking for ways to get the device in hands, locally.

When inquired, Apple’s authorized distributors in Pakistan are not giving out any estimated date for iPad’s sale.  Unlike their earlier claims, Media Center PK is not very confident for iPad’s arrival on their stores. iRaffles, Pakmac – no signs of iPad there too.

Online stores, homeshopping.pk and belisctity.com are left the only options for masses to get an iPad.

Homeshopping.PK is already delivering iPads, that’s quite amazing actually. When inquired they said they just got iPads today and are delivering to those who had pre-ordered the devices.

Those who will order iPads today or onwards will get their deliveries by 20th of April, 2010.

They have all three variants of iPad, as following

  • iPad 16 GB – Rs. 64,990
  • iPad 32 GB – Rs. 72,990
  • iPad 64 GB – Rs. 84,990

Here is the link for ordering online at Homeshopping.PK.

Other online stores are saying they won’t get iPad before July 2010.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • omg.. Homeshopping.Pk is offering tooo much for iPad.. i can wait till late april :P a difference of 20 k is way too much

    • admin

      yea 20K per device is high : – s

      • Let me do some basic maths for you:

        iPad: $499
        Recycling fee: $8
        Tax: (I chose California): $44.79
        Shipping to Pakistan: lowest rate is USPS flat-rate uninsured and non-trackable: $45
        Customs in pakistan: ATLEAST 6000 (I know it from experience)

        Adding them up makes: $668.79 = 56,281/= (Google’s conversion)

        So difference is roughly 9k which is justifiable considering the overhead and everything else included leave alone the investment.

        BUT having said that, I highly doubt they will land iPads so early as they claim.

        • admin

          this was helpful…!

          • Abdullah

            thx for the maths :)

  • Saad Ali

    How could Homeshopping said that they deliver few pcs? Amazing seriously :) Because IPAD Launched on Saturday 3rd april & they start delivery after 12th i think Homeshopping have some relation with Apple owners & they got the pcs before launching. Anyways i also order on Homeshopping & after checkout a message comes in my inbox
    Apple iPAD in Pakistan
    Pre Order – Will Deliver in Pakistan in the 1-2 week of April.

    • admin

      This is what their head person told me (over phone)

  • Saad Ali

    Beliscity offering @125000 with Wifi, Carrycase, Keyboard dock. Its quite high price but they are giving exact time. Dont know why people lying that they already delivered IPAD its not possible before 12th April. Apple even not giving deliveries

    • As for the case of 12th april confusion. The initial delivery date was 3rd April until a few days ago since Apple ran outta supply so probably they ordered the pieces when delivery was still scheduled for 3rd April.

  • I got in touch with the owner of HomeShopping.pk a couple of days ago and I think he really does justify his point.

    I wouldn’t even want to comment on the price that Belscity is offering because it’s closer to what we call as ‘corporate insanity’

    As for HomeShopping.pk, the price offered by them includes the US tax, the shipping charges, the custom charges once it lands in Pakistan and the Pakistan Government tax + A little of their premium (which I truly believe that they deserve)

    I have ordered two iPads (One from HomeShopping.pk and one from a friend in US). I am waiting for the one from HomeShopping.pk to arrive so I can review their service on my blog.

  • Moreover! the device has been released in the US only with no more availability for 2 devices per person.

    In such a scenario, the efforts of HomeShopping.pk team are commendable. The device will be shipped to your doorstep in Pakistan.

  • Apple hasn’t made any official announcement when worldwide launch will happen. So far its just US launch.

  • I am still confused about this date things. I mean how can it be possible to have an IPAD delivered in Pakistan before its launching date. Its official date as per on Apple website is 12th April http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_ipad/family/ipad

    Means they will start shipping by 12th April, which will take around 7-9 days to reach Pakistan and then after all the clearance from customs and reaching warehouse of the store, add 2-3 days more. so in total it will take arnd 12 more days even after 12th April to be shipped to customers locally, which is 24th April. So how can HomeShopping claim that they already got few.

    On the other hand i went to Beliscity.com to see their claims, and according to their website it says they will deliver by 28th April which does justify my earlier date calculation. And the reason for me choosing Beliscity to buy this product, (I Ordered 2 for my clients) , coz they are offering some accessories as well.

    Anyway just to check with HomeShopping i was trying their number, mentioned on the website. No one was picking. So if any one from HomeShopping can clarify my in this.

  • kamran zaki khan

    too much expensive

  • OMG, Ipad is too much expensive. In this budget a sophisticated Laptop can easily be purchased.

  • Professor Dr Khalid Sager

    I would be more happy when I read the news that Pakistan has made its own computer of world standards

  • aamir

    oops i just check http://pakmac.com/ it was heck

    and on the other hand http://iraffles.com.pk/ On this page google is showing malware detection

  • Jalal Afzal

    well,,, i ve already,, booked my iPad on apple.com,, they charged me 499$,, i paid through my credit card,,, they told me that i ll get my iPad on 3rd of June, 2010.,,,,, and i am waiting

  • abdul wadood khan

    hi everyone i am providing appli ipad 16 gb around 60000 If you have any assistant regarding this kindly email me thank you

  • Javed

    Hi All,
    I have brand new sealed pack apple ipad 64 GB wifi for sale,if any body is interested please contact me. You can get it a bit cheaper than market.
    Thanks.
    Javed
    0321-4380367

  • Abid Beli

    IPAD available at Beliscity.com

  • Imran

    i want to sale ipad pack ipad 64 GB,sim can use,wifi.final 80,000.
    03005000886
    03335000886
    03215000886

  • Zohaib

    Dear Visitor,

    Homeshopping.pk is really a fraud kind of one-man show business. Don’t trust on that guy named Shayan. He cheated me as well as he can cheat you.

    Be Aware !!!

    • Shayaan

      Remember me this is shayaan .. the guy who cheated you :D … Oh really so we cheated you will I would love to see what your order number is if you can give that and we really have cheated you then you can claim a free iPad from us from our Karachi outlet !! …

      Listen I know you are from some stupid website who can not see us doing anything right in Pakistan but trust me stuff like this from you guys is not going to dent us in anyway as our customers know us better and yeah HomeShopping.pk iss 100% fraud free as we offer Cash on delivery so there is no way you can end up paying for something you do not want and even if you take it home we have a 3 days no questions asked return policy so where on earth does the fraud thing comes in !

  • Faheem malik

    i am selling brand new sealed ipad 3g wifi 64 gb
    at cheap price afforable. cheaper then market.
    contact me 03002403310

  • Khayam

    Ipad 32gb wifi
    For 58000 rupees
    Brand new,perfect condition and scratchless
    With a screen protector and case.

    Mob: 0322-4637014

  • charsikhan

    Selling slightly used IPAD 64GB 3G WIFI with original APPLE case 70000

  • http://shoppingjin.com/categories/Electronics/Laptops/

    iPAD is not as much effective because of its size but it has great features and effeciency.

  • http://shoppingjin.com/categories/Electronics/iPad/

    exactly the high quality but quality not always the perfect thing to choose…!!