Airport purchase

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

  1. sheareb macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2009
    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


    Dec 26, 2008
    Calgary, AB
    $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 regular

    Dec 27, 2009
    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


    Feb 9, 2008
    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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