The Malaysian Government had recently announced that GST will be zero-rated beginning of next month. With about two weeks to go, it appears that it is better to hold your smartphone purchases as it could be cheaper when the GST rate is reduced from 6% to 0%.
If you can’t wait, Huawei Malaysia has just announced a 6% off promo which will be kicking off starting tomorrow.
From 18 to 31 May 2018, Huawei is offering an instant 6% Cash Back on selected Huawei devices. Essentially, you can enjoy lower prices now before the new tax rate is enforced.
Just for reference, the Huawei P20 Pro is currently priced at RM3,299 which is inclusive of RM186.74 for 6% GST. If the GST amount is 0%, it could cost RM3,112.26 but since the cash back offer is 6% off its official retail price, the P20 Pro can be yours at RM3,101.06. If you’re wondering how much would smartphones cost at 0% GST, you can check out some examples here.
UPDATE: Below is the full list of eligible models and their 6% cashback amount.
HUAWEI Mate RS – RM6,999 (RM396)
HUAWEI Mate 9 Porsche Design – RM6,999 (RM396)
HUAWEI P20 Pro – RM3,299 (RM187)
HUAWEI P20 – RM2,599 (RM147)
HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro – RM3,099 (RM175)
HUAWEI Mate 10 – RM2,299 (RM130)
HUAWEI Nova 3e – RM1,399 (RM79)
HUAWEI Nova 2i – RM999 (RM57)
HUAWEI Nova 2 lite – RM799 (RM42)
HUAWEI Nova 2 Plus – RM1,699 (RM96)
HUAWEI P10 Plus – RM2,399 (RM136)
HUAWEI P10 – RM2,499 (RM141)
HUAWEI P10 lite – RM1,299 (RM74)
HUAWEI Nova Lite (Black & Gold) – RM699 (RM40)
HUAWEI Nova Lite (Blue) – RM749 (RM42)
HUAWEI Mate 9 Pro – RM3,299 (RM187)
HUAWEI Mate 9 – RM2,499 (RM141)
HUAWEI Y7 Prime – RM899 (RM51)
HUAWEI Y6 (2018) – RM619 (RM35)
HUAWEI Y5 Prime (2018) – RM519 (RM29)
HUAWEI T3 7“ – RM499 (RM28)
HUAWEI M3 lite – RM999 (RM57)
HUAWEI Watch 2 – RM1,999 (RM113)
HUAWEI Watch eSim – RM1,999 (RM113)
Huawei is also running a Gaya Raya Bersama Huawei promo from 18 May to 17 June 2018. Not only you get to own a Huawei smartphone at lower prices with extra freebies but you also stand a chance to win a holiday trip for 4 to Tokyo Disneyland, Japan and to Club Med Bali, Indonesia.