Places to buy Macs in UK, other than apple

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by monty77, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. monty77 macrumors 6502

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    Looking to buy a black Macbook ASAP .. but where, other than apple, sell these online? I found CanCom .. damned expensive though!!

    PC World et al only seem to have older models ..

    Thanks!
    Adam
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Apple is the cheapest and least hassle. How bout going into a store to pick one up? That way you dont have to wait for it to be delivered.
     
  3. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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  4. Graeme A macrumors 6502

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    John Lewis? I read lots of posts of people happy with their purchases from JL.

    I am sure that you have one close by somewhere. It's gotta be better that travelling all the way to Central London or wherever else they are located. The only down side is that they wont be CTO, just plain vanilla boxes.
     
  5. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    KRCS, can order online and they might have a store near you which could be useful.
     
  6. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Really, just call up Apple and order by phone.

    You get the latest tweaks if any and shipping time is no big deal and you can customize your system just the way you want.

    If you prefer not to use credit cards, set up your purchase for a direct
    wire transfer from your bank to Apple's wire account.

    Just be sure to include your "Web Order Number" they give you
    on the bank's wire transcript.

    Apple receives your payment as cash the same day if you go to your bank early enough and Apple processes your order as pre-paid so it's faster.
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    John Lewis sell them online too, as does Play.com and Amazon.co.uk, though they aren't available yet. Microwarehouse have them and are 4* rated on Froogle (PCWorld and MacWarehouse are only 2* rated)
     
  8. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    theres loads of small resellers around the country, theres at least 3 not too far from me.

    Computer warehouse have always been good, bought 2 machines from them, quite a while ago now though (350Mhz G3 powermac :D)

    And you could always have a ride on the train up to london, depends where on the south coast you are of course

    John lewis tend to sell at the same price as the apple store, or pretty close but it takes them an age to get the new hardware in, my local one only just got C2D MBP's in...


    My last 2 macs have come direct from the apple store via TNT, both packages were a bit mangled, all taken care of by apple so no worries, but next time i'll be going into london and picking it up direct.
     
  9. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    I understand John Lewis gives you two years warranty, rather than just the one year from Apple.
     
  10. Loge macrumors 68020

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    .. and next day delivery before 10.30am for small fee.
     
  11. Sesshi macrumors G3

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  12. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    john lewis, they are amazing, and you can buy instore if you are concerned about using cards on the net.

    also, they give you an extra years warrenty for free...nice touch!
     
  13. rushmere macrumors 6502

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    I've had problems buying on-line from Apple. They've just lost my Macbook. They've also always been slow to deliver for me, even when they don't lose the item.

    I'd go with John Lewis or Computer Warehouse.
     
  14. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Mikro Anvika is another option.

    I have never brought online from them before, only from their stores.

    They have always been very helpful in the past.
     

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