sneaky bastards at apple.ca

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  1. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

    biohazard6969

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    ok, so i'm ordering my new iMac, educational discount, 20" 1.5GB ram, 250 gb hard drive. i'm just about to check out when i notice the price3 is way up, so i go throught the specs again and it shows that they added "final cut express HD preinstalled" to the list. this only happens after i click "add to cart" and it only happens when the configuration is with 1.5 gb of ram

    wat the hell is up with this?
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    call them and let them know they have an error with their website
     
  3. biohazard6969 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok, but like what number should i call, there doesn't appear to be one
     
  4. biohazard6969 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. neocell macrumors 65816

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    So Not Cool. I tried it as well, jumped from 2070 to 2421 after clicking add to cart. Someone is most likely going to get screwed by this. Did you let apple know?

    **EDIT**
    See you're in the process
     
  6. biohazard6969 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes i'm on the phone with them now, haha, the sales rep was surprised to see this as well and said she'd go have it looked at, i'm on hold now
     
  7. eva01 macrumors 601

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    tell them to give you free final cut express HD because of all the hassle :p
     
  8. biohazard6969 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    my god, the woman i'm talking to is remarkable, a great sales rep, while on hold she's routinely checking up on me, apologizing for the delay :D makes ya feel good when the big corporations care
     
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  10. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    WHY ARE YOU BOUYING WITH THE 1.5 gig ram already in your paying a boatload for that for the love of god buy third party and pay someone to install Im a poor 16 year old I cant stand t see people blow money like this :eek:

    im not kidding it hurts
     
  11. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    You save about $65 by buying from a third party and installing it. To some people, $65 is worth the convenience of having someone else install and ship it with the computer. I would probably spend the extra $65 to have Apple do it, and I'm a poor 16 year old as well. Of course, that's assuming I have $1800 to spend on a new iMac.
     
  12. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    It is also covered by AppleCare this way.
     
  13. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    hmm your right I thought that apple memory cost like a million bucks more
     
  14. biohazard6969 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    exactly, i didn't buy applecare right away, i'm going to do that whgen i have a little more cash

    but i like the convenience of having everything all ready for me the INSTANT i get it

    and i too am a (relatively) poor (wouldn't knwo it from wat i'm buying :eek: ) 16 year old :eek:
     
  15. mrzeve macrumors 6502a

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    Atleast your a Bon Jovi fan, so you have SOME sense ;)
     
  16. advocate macrumors regular

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    I'd put a higher priority on learning how to write coherently than telling other people how to spend their money..
     
  17. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Yes, "BUOY" has the U before the O. (Hm, still can't make sense of it) :confused:
     
  18. advocate macrumors regular

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    YOU DONT HAUVE ANY PROBLEM with sentences that go on just rambling oh goodness I don't know if you can read that with no problem im just shocked where did you go to school you are from indiana you can really read this??? :eek:

    im not kidding it hurts
     
  19. Bear macrumors G3

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    Apple memory was way more expensive until this last round of updates. Now it's only slightly more than third party.

    And on the Mac mini, getting the 1 GB upgrade from Apple (at least in the US) is now cost effective. And it means you don't have to open it up yourself.

    You need to look at Apple's prices for memory versus the reputable third party memory suppliers when you actually go to buy the system. Third party memory prices change pretty much daily, so you don't know how much you might be saving..
     
  20. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    So, what happened? Did they fix the problem?

    [too lazy to go to apple.ca and check for myself] :rolleyes:
     
  21. Uma888 macrumors 6502

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    Whats your shipping time? sry i ordered mine last week and its still says processing order (5-7 weeks, eta 02/12/05 :( )
     
  22. plastique45 macrumors regular

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    It used to. But not since they switched to DDR2.

    I just ordered a Dual core 2GHz to replace my G4 933MHz (!). I compared prices on RAM & Hard drive (I took a 500 GB) with macsales.com, crucial etc and Apple is now very close to the market value (finally).
     
  23. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Samsung was just caught for price-fixing or whatever, so maybe that has something to do with it?
     
  24. maya macrumors 68040

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    It could be an innocent programming error, that is all. Nothing sneaky about that.


    And I have a habit to calculate and double check the taxes, etc...just to make sure. I have yet to place all faith in all humans and computers. ;) :)
     
  25. neocell macrumors 65816

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    Fixed
     

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