Apple Price Match Gaurantee for both Apple hardware and soft...

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    i'll be using the education discount until i retire but for everyone else it sounds like a decent deal.
     
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    www.shaye.co.uk, for one they have very cheap new macs and are totaly legit
     
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    I'd be curious to know if Apple uses the detailed pricing and vendor information to put pressure on resellers that are undercutting their own store.

    I suppose, as a consumer, why should I care. But somehow I do!

    Oh well,

    Steve
     
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    I think this is the case... this is an attempt to the resellers to stop discounting apple products.

    Trying to complete with your own resellers make absolutely no sense!

     
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    I don't quite get it either... You'll piss them off and run them out of business, and suddenly, you're less 'visible'.
     
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    i guessed you're hosed if you're a reseller ... unless there isn't a apple store within 50 miles and customers want to see the computer in person.
     
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    It's too bad for our International members that this offer only applies in the United States.
     
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    Looks like in couple of years, the one and only way to buy Apple stuff will be Apple Store or Apple Online Store.

    Not a good move for Apple. They need smaller independent resellers.
     
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    every independent apple reseller i know are skanky bastards that overcharge by horrendous margins (bar square group and john lewis).

    it's the small things like £15 for a clock battery or over £100 for 512MB of ram, or still charging full price for old software.

    or even offering £80 for a b&w g3 when there selling the things for over £300 right in front of you.
     
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    Both BMW and Mercedes are trying to edge out resellers and sell their own cars themselves.
     
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    Not surprised.

    Just like a lot of other things.

    However, Apple have begun to release there is a larger world out there recently though with the iPhoto publishing for some parts of Europe and also iTMS of course.
     

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