UK: apple 20" display £400 shipped :0

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  1. Mord macrumors G4

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  2. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    woah :eek:

    they must have gotten the dell and apple lcd the wrong way round!
     
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    still wish I had the cash to test this one out. Knowing Dixons though they worm out of it...
     
  4. Mord thread starter macrumors G4

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    i'm suprised, but knowing dixons they dont know jack about macs so they are probably surprised at it not selling well so discounted it as not many apple faithfull shop at dixons....
     
  5. nesbitt_a macrumors 6502

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    If you also use "DISCOUNT25" as your coupon, you get a further £25.00 off bringing the cost of a 20" Apple Cinema Display to £372.97! Bargin :)
     
  6. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    Arrrgh!! I've just ordered a 24" Dell display and now I'm wondering whether I should have gone with the Apple 20 inch. Oh decisions, decisions. :-s

    Steve
     
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    If I had the money in my bank account right now, i'd try! But i just bought an iBook, so don't.
     
  8. KyleC macrumors member

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    dang, tried to buy, says due to high demand i cannot order

    is their another site discussing this?
     
  9. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    Well I've just placed an order and it appears to have gone through.

    I've not had an email to confirm yet but the display is showing as "in-stock" so fingers crossed.

    As soon as I get confirmation I have to cancel the Dell order. :-s
     
  10. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    And thanks for that tip by the way!

    The coupon code was accepted. :)

    Steve
     
  11. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    They'll honour it - the .97 ending means they've shifted it over to clearance stock to get rid of it. Worth a go if you're looking for one.
     
  12. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I'd have thought if it was a mistake, they'd have taken it off by now. Mistakes don't usually last an hour the next morning... and you'd think they'd have sales monitoring software to spot anomalies like lots of sudden orders on a product.

    The bad news is that even if you get an order confirmation email, it's probably carefully worded to say that they've got your order but not yet accepted your offer to purchase so that they can cancel it if necessary. Not until you get that 'payment taken/shipped' email can you relax.

    Good luck to all who have ordered!
     
  13. Bakey macrumors 6502

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    Big, big thanks fellas; I've just ordered one!! Gaining me a grand saving of £132.28 as I would have bought one from the Education store at £505.25.

    For those of you out there not wishing to risk the Education route [I am a legit student by the way] the savings to be had through purchasing from Dixons is as nice £176.03!!

    Big thanks once again... now I need to come up with a suitable excuse for the Mrs. as to why yet another huge box has been delivered by the courier!!

    On a side question, for the moment I'd like to run this fella from my Windows box [awaiting the 'possible' mini announcements at Paris before purchasing Mac desktop replacement] -- could anybody recommend a "cheap" AGP card that would power it? I don't know one ATI from the other as I've always been a Matrox boy...
     
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    Wow! I am getting a mac mini, and it was gonna be a ****** 17" LCD.. But now I can have an ACD!
     
  15. Mord thread starter macrumors G4

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    now i feel all warm and fuzzy inside, but my dad decided he wants a 23: acd....
     
  16. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    One thing that makes me wonder about this offer is that the Apple display doesn't seem to show up when browsing the Apple area or the monitor area.

    The only way I've spotted the display is by doing a keyword search so maybe they've just not sold any for a long time? Possible I suppose.

    However, Dixons rarely "give" things away in my experience. They did have an excellent deal on the G5 Dual 2.5 awhile ago though. Think it was £999 but was out of stock. :-(

    Steve
     
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  18. dcv macrumors G3

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    Dammit i missed out on that one as i hesitated before clicking the add to basket button. :( :( :(

    Do i really need one?...... no

    Do i want one though?...... yes, especially at that price!

    oh b*gger. actually i'd really love the 23 inch model as in the apple store recently i thought the 20 inch looked a bit small - but that one costs as much as my powerbook did, which is a little extortionate for just a display i think.
     
  19. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    Hmm... it's out of stock now. Interesting. :-s

    Hope I get a dispatch email before I go bananas.

    I wanted the 23 inch too and considered buying it but the Dell was too much cheaper to justify it. Even if I did want something that matches the powerbook and powermac.

    However, I honestly can't see me *needing* a 24 inch screen. I sit right next to the monitor and the extra width of a 20 inch should be fine... I hope!
     
  20. dcv macrumors G3

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    I called several Dixons stores in London earlier this morning and most of them said that they never carried the Apple displays in-store anyway, you'd have to get it online or at PC World (part of the same group). They also said it is a discontinued line hence the price, and checked the warehouse and said it's totally out of stock. I called PC World in Fulham and they have 6 available but they are the usual price. Currys online has a couple of quid off the usual price but is also saying out of stock - they are part of the Dixons group too.

    Oh well, i tried. Congratulations to all those who managed to get one. If anyone has bought one just because of the deal and doesn't really need it then please PM me ;)
     
  21. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    Well, I've had two emails confirming the order now but they don't give definite confirmation until the third and final despatch email. Grrr. :)

    Steve
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    how is it that they're selling this thing for what 1/2 price?
    it seems odd to me.
     
  23. dcv macrumors G3

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    Because it is clearance stock. I rang around earlier and apparently they are discontinuing this line - not at Apple obviously - but the Dixons group are no longer selling it. not quite 1/2 price but about £150 off (£175 off with that voucher code)

    am still so gutted i missed out :(
     
  24. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Its out fo stock now so there must have been some huge demand, not surprised at that price.....
    Even though dixons is probably the last place i would go to buy anything mac people seem to have found out about the offer pretty quick,

    SHadoW
     
  25. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I'm not a fan of Dixons but I'll make an exception at this price. :)

    Although I'll still not believe it until the screen arrives on my doorstep!
     

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