Apple discounts in UK??

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  1. Doylem macrumors 68040

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    I'm looking to buy a top-end iMac: a pretty major investment for me. Has anyone in UK managed to negotiate a discount (5%? 10%?? More???) from either an Apple store or an independent reseller? Thanks... :)
     
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  3. JackMaurer macrumors member

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    when I asked they basically said if I didn't buy it someone else would pay full price for it so they dont give discount
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Apple seems to have a good price fix on the entire market, I don't think you'll have much luck finding any useful discounts.
     
  5. 156457 macrumors 6502

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    They don't really have the authority nor the power to give you a discount. I'd say you have more chance winning the lottery.
     
  6. logana macrumors 65816

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    Do you know any students/teachers/lecturers ?

    HE discount is worth 15% and a 3 year warranty......
     
  7. Doylem thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for your responses, folks. At moments like this I wish I knew more teachers... rather than tarot card readers and snake oil salesmen... ;)

    Still, I guess I can always ask for a discount. Hell, what's the worst that can happen?
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Laughter, mostly :D Good luck :)
     
  9. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    Actually there are a few tricks you can use to get a discount.

    Use the Amex Platinum - gives 5% cashback.

    Use Quidco gives 3%.

    Sign up for the card through Quidco gets you another £34.

    As you have a business (lovely photos of Yorkshire BTW - I will go back one day :)) you can also write off the cost of the machine against tax.

    It all helps.
     
  10. ChrisMcD macrumors newbie

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    I was doing a Photoshop evening course at Leeds Met last year.

    One of the bonuses was that you got automatic HE discount when buying via the University server.

    I got a copy of 10.5 for £58.75 inc VAT and postage, iWork 08 was £35.24.

    Hardware was not such a good deal, but still interesting

    Might explain why some very capable 'photoshoppers' were on the course!
     
  11. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    If you go on the Apple online education store you can say your a student and get the discount. They don't check it. It's dishonest though.

    http://store.apple.com/uk-edu
     
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  13. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    that's odd, you seem to get a larger discount (on the MBP at least) through the second link (cambridge) than the general education one...
     
  14. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    That's because the second link is for the Higher Education store (for university students) where the first link is for the normal education store (for college students)
     
  15. yorkshire macrumors 6502a

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    ChrisMcD, nice to see someone nearby on MR! I'm from Wetherby.

    (sorry for the randomness)
     

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