Apple online receipts format for pre-installed software?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by oman83, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. oman83 macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    Long time reader, first time poster!
    I am looking to buy a macbook pro after the upcoming update but I'm looking for some advise on the format of the apple.com receipts. The reason is that I am able to buy this through work and claim 90% of the value of the laptop back so I'm looking to add as many extras as possible.
    I know that hardware changes such as extra RAM and a SSD will show up as part of the laptop price but I'm wondering if something like Final Cut Express or Aperture 2 will show up as a completely separate item on the receipt. In my shopping basket Apple Care and the remote go through as separate items but the pre-installed software just get attached to the laptop as any hardware upgrade.
    I just wanted to see if anyone had previously bought a mac with pre-installed software and could tell me what turns up on the actual receipt.

    Thanks
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

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    you can see this for yourself.
    If you start configuring a laptop and then add it to your cart you can see how the receipt will look. Pre-installed software is listed in the laptop configuration but doesn't list a separate price. Some hardware will show a separate price.
     
  3. oman83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But is that identical to the receipt you actually get when you buy it is my question.
     
  4. sweex macrumors member

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    If you select the pre-installed software like Aperture 2 and logic Express 4 it's included in the same price as you computer, but it looks like Mobile-Me and AppleCare aren't...
     
  5. oman83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I think I'll have to pay for the apple care myself but for a laptop that costs over £3000 i'd say it was a good investment.
     

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