Airport purchase

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sheareb, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. sheareb macrumors member

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    Hey all, was in UK airport today (Im from UK) and Dixons(currys/pcworld) were selling new Imacs minus VAT so:
    21.5 base - £839
    27 inch base - £1173
    27inch i5 - £1370

    I can get an additional 10% discount on top of this so prices would be:
    21.5 base - £755
    27 inch base - £1055
    27inch i5 - £1233

    Alternatively I can buy an i7 from Apple Direct for £1561.
    To me the I5 seems to make financial sense, saving over £300 ($500)

    What do you think?
     
  2. Corrode macrumors 6502a

    Corrode

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    $500 to jump from the i5 to the i7 is not worth it, imo. Save yourself a few bucks and get the i5.
     
  3. sheareb thread starter macrumors member

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    cheers, say there were problems with the I5 - would apple ask me to take it back to the retailer or would they be happy to deal direct. I should add I would probably get Applecare
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Well the i7 is worth it in the long run… but it's really about if you can use it now and not buy another computer in 4 years or so.

    Though the $500 jump instead justified because you're comparing a discounted price with a non-discounted BTO option.

    Well depends; if it's broken the only ones who will give you a refund or an exchange would be the retailer; if you deal with Apple they will repair it instead.

    The only way you'll be able to get a refund or an exchange for a DOA or broken new computer from Apple is to buy direct.
     

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