macbook availability - Regent Street London Store

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by machappymeal, May 24, 2006.

  1. machappymeal macrumors member

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    Could some UK based macrumor forumites give me a bit of help?

    Am heading to the Regent Street Store in the next two weeks (gathering up enough money for a huge spending splurge:eek: ) and although I could ring them nearer the time I would like any members who have just been/are going in the next two weeks to let me know what the stock levels of the macbook are like:) . In particular I will be buying the basic white macbook with a possibility of also buying the top of the range black one:eek: .

    As it will be a six hour round trip for me I would appreciate it if members could post here on the stock situation/when they were there/what the store had.

    I would hate to turn up to experience lack of macbook fever:(

    Thanks for your help:)
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    A guy in the office bought one last Saturday. He went in to play with them and they had them in stock. Went out to have a think about it/grab some lunch and when he came back they were out of stock!

    So he went down the road and bought one elsewhere...
     
  3. billtanderson macrumors newbie

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    Macbook availabliity - Regent Street

    I popped in after work on Tuesday 24th and they were out of all models.

    I rang the shop at 11:30am on Wednesday 25th and they had some more in. I got to the shop at 12:30 and they only had a few black models left - I saw 2 go while I was getting mine.

    So they seem to be restocking but selling out again pretty quick.

    Your best bet is to ring them, but also I think if you can get there in the morning on a weekday you'll have a much better chance.with it so

    I am very happy so far.
     
  4. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

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    Ring them and ask them to put it on one side for you, explain that you're coming from a long way away, they surely won't say no.

    And a three hour trip - ouch. Are you sure that the Birmingham/Manchester/Sheffield stores aren't closer to you? ;)
     
  5. machappymeal thread starter macrumors member

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    In theory Birmingham would be closer but I do fancy the overall "London Day Out" if you see what I mean.

    That's a good point about asking them to put one aside for me. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks things might settle down stock wise? I hope so.

    Please keep posting anyone who goes there over the weekend/next week.

    Many thanks for your help so far:)
     
  6. machappymeal thread starter macrumors member

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    Robbie, where else round there could he obtain one? Micro Anvika or whatever they are called? It might be worth me having another option just in case.
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Not sure on Micro Anvika's stock, but yes you could go there. He actually went to Selfridges which is nearby.
     
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  9. Icewind macrumors regular

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    Hey machappmeal,

    I was in the Regents Street store last Thursday after I finished here in the office. It was about 6:30 - 7pm and the place was absolutely mobbed. They have about 10 Macbooks out on display (just inside the door) for playing with. I have a 12" iBook and a 15" Powerbook G4, but quite fancy getting a 2Ghz Macbook in white. I decided "what the feck.. I'm gettin one", so I queued up watched 2 other people walking out with theirs and when I got to the uber-babe at the counter, she told me that she had just sold the last of the 2Ghz white ones, but that she still had the low-end Macbook and the top-end black one... Doh! I can only afford the £899 at max for "another" Mac, and really want the 2Ghz white, so I decided to leave it right now and check again in a few weeks.

    I plan to head in there just for fun tomorrow night... I'll let you know what the Apple dudes are syaing about stocking levels.
     
  10. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    At that time, yes!
     
  11. machappymeal thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Icewind, please let me know.
     
  12. uchuff macrumors member

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    I bought mine on Sunday, at the time the chap said they had all 3 models in stock - no mini-DVI to VGA cables though.

    EDIT:
    I got a 2GHz white :)
     

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