Apple Ireland

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by dast1g, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. dast1g macrumors regular

    dast1g

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    Does anyone know if there is a apple store going to open in the republic of Ireland soon?? I know there is one in Belfast but that's a good bit out of the way for me
     
  2. Cerebrus' Maw macrumors 6502

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    I think there were rumors of one opening on Grafton Street in Dublin, or maybe O Connell, but not sure on either of these, especially given the current economic turmoil that my beloved home country is in. I worked for Apple down in Cork, so I'll probe around with a few contacts and see if they know anything.
     
  3. dast1g thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks :D I can't understand how there isn't one when apples European headquarters is here in Ireland :S
     
  4. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    A lot of rumours swirling about.. The Evening Echo reported Apple was in 'advanced negotiations' to secure one of the corner units in the Opera Lane development in Cork, right on Patrick St.; as well as locations on Grafton St. and elsewhere in Dublin.

    While it doesn't seem like good timing, Apple could sign a long-term lease on a premium store units for a bargain price these days, it's the perfect time to start up if you want to keep costs low.

    (Since that story, I've read it may be an Apple APR rather than an official Apple store, so who knows..)

    PC World do have Apple stores-within-a-store; which are styled as Apple Stores, but are quite small and a bit lacking.
     
  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    And that does leave you having to deal with DSGi. In my experience that's best to be avoided.
     
  6. dast1g thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wel I plan to buy a 27" iMac it will be my first mac and rather get it from apple ... I think I might make the trip to Victoria square in Belfast and buy it but the education discount is 7% in the republic but the shop is in the north so will I be able 2 avail of this discount??
     
  7. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I don't know if a NI Apple Store would give an educational discount to a RoI student, but I doubt it.

    Can you not buy online? Or do other stores which stock Apple gear not offer the educational discount?
     
  8. dast1g thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea I might just get it from some pc world ... But I'm going to head to Belfast and have a look anyway and I think dundrums 3G shop is an authorized apple seller so they might have iMacs
     

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