Puerto Rico is a U.S. Territory. We are part of the US in every aspect except for Statehood. All federal laws apply, including the Uniform Commercial Code.
So why is it that Apple refuses to ship anything purchased on its on-line store to Puerto Rico?
There are only two authorized Apple distributors in P.R. and their service stinks and their pricing is high. Why should we be subjected mediocre service and rip-off prices just because we are offshore? Does Apple refuse to sell to Hawaii too? It is offshore. How about D.C., it is not a state.
I demand to know why this is Apple's policy. As it is, our delegate in Washington is asking us, his constituents, to inform him of cases like these so that he may initiate some sort of action against companies that discriminate against Puerto Rico residents. Also, the Puerto Rico legislature has initiated an investigation of the issue with the purpose of establishing laws that would fine companies that refuse to do business on line directly with P.R. customers.
Can I get some answers here? If I don't, I will simply stop buyng Apple products and not recommend the purchase of Apple products by the companies with which I do business as an IT consultant.