Apple Finance for 15" MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mirai 11, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Mirai 11 macrumors 6502

    Mirai 11

    Aug 3, 2005
    I've had to give a significant amount of £ away to cover myself for University, and its delayed the 15" MBP significantly. Do you reckon a student with a part-time job would be able to achieve it, depending on the credit rating? Is there also a deposit for this?
    Only thinking about it at the moment.
  2. Mirai 11 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mirai 11

    Aug 3, 2005
  3. rossmadden macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Swansea, UK
    I'm pretty hard up student with a part time job as well.
    I'm looking at getting the i5 13" in a few days/weeks.
    I was thinking about finance. But decided I'll go for the buy now pay in 6 months option. I can easily earn enough to put away over 6 months.
    Though the 15" would mean about £220 a month (x6) with university discount, so it depends on whether or not you can put that aside.

    On apple's site it says you must have a full time job, be over 18 and have a fixed address. I'm not sure about student, but i checked in at an apple reseller today to see what my options were and he didn't say that I couldn't.

    Anyway, back to my point, I'm going to save an pay the lump in 6 months, instead of worrying about the money definitely being in my account for each direct debit.

  4. chrisgl, Mar 3, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011

    chrisgl macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2009
    Apple's financing is just a special Barclaycard, isn't it? If so, I'd imagine its qualifications are more or less the same as any other credit card. Part-time job with no credit... I'd say your odds are 50/50, but that's just a wild guess. Why don't you give them a call?

    But anyway, why finance the purchase? Do you *need* a new machine now? If not, just save up.

    And do you really need a 15? Especially if you're strapped for cash? I have a 13 (could've gotten a 15 or 17) and it's plenty great.
  5. Mirai 11 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mirai 11

    Aug 3, 2005
    I've already decided on the 15, its definitely needed, so no need to convince me there :p
    i'm only going to use this as a last resort if i don't get the money by June.

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