The 10 thousand lira difference between Turkey and Georgia in iPhone prices started phone tourism in the country.
However, the increase in registration fees after the new year will remove Georgia from its attractive position. For this reason, citizens act quickly to evaluate the last days.
iPhone 14 Pro Max 256 GB model, which is 44 thousand liras in Turkey, can be purchased in Georgia for 34 thousand liras. When this is the case, thousands of people flock to the country both to see Georgia and to buy cheap phones.
According to the news of Kaan Zenginli from the Turkish newspaper, when the travel expenses, Tax Free tax deduction and registration fee are paid, the iPhone worth 45 thousand liras comes to Turkey for 37 thousand liras.
In short, it is possible to return to the country with a profit of 8 thousand liras. However, after the New Year, there is a 120 percent increase in the passport registration fee received from the phones. Therefore, getting a phone call from Georgia will no longer be attractive. iPhone buyers, on the other hand, are holding their hands tight to evaluate the last days.
It is stated that while 450 thousand phones were sold annually in the country where thousands of people went to buy phones to date, more than 1 million iPhones were sold in the last 1 year.