Apple store installing 3rd party ssd

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  1. v7da1 macrumors member

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    Im in Australia btw.
    Phoned local :apple: store today and asked them if they would install my 3rd party ssd if i bought an iMac (base 21.5 yes the one with no ssd option) from them
    they said sure it should take 45min
    will post how it goes tomorrow!
    anyone else had this done to them?
    from what i hear on these forums everyone is trying to install by themselves and having problems with the sensor temp fan etc

    i reckon this is so awsome and just wondering if this has happened to anyone else?

    oh and they are going to put it in the sata 3gb/s spot!
     
  2. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    How much are they charging to do it? Which ssd did you get?
     
  3. Louney macrumors newbie

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    Wow, I would definitly do that if I could ask my Apple Store...

    Maybe they said yes because you would purchase a new iMac... ?
     
  4. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Don't think they do that in the US stores, perhaps it's an international perk to offset those sky high prices they pay.

    Cheers,
     
  5. v7da1 thread starter macrumors member

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    i got a 120gb corsair force gt and yes they are going to do it for free this sunday. i will post an update wen it does get done

    yes ^ i do believe they are only installing it cause i am buying a mac

    but if i am getting one anyway may as well get a free install
    seriously i dont have to go through the pain of doing it myself!
     
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  7. v7da1 thread starter macrumors member

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    i cant void my warranty if apple is doing the installation
    also they said that it is COVERED :D in :apple:'s apple care
     
  8. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    Is it a real apple store? i asked the reseller (no apple stores here) i got my iMac from and they charge around 37$ to install a customer supplied HD/SSD, from what i've seen no apple store in the US does it :eek:
     
  9. v7da1 thread starter macrumors member

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    yes it is a real :apple: store. Apple Store Robina if u dont believe me. I'm not sure if they are doing it cause it is "actually covered through :apple: care" or cause i am buying it from them and they are doing me a favour

    i am just happy cause apparently it is a hard thing to get an externall ssd to b put in the imac (in the sata 3 spot)
     
  10. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    The prices are based on import and taxes. Don't talk FUD. Countries like Germany, Sweden, Finland to name a few have VAT on ALL purchases over x amount which adds to the price. A base Mac without taxes is pretty much the same price in Europe as it is in the US. Once that taxes are added the price naturally goes up.
     
  11. v7da1 thread starter macrumors member

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    yes person above(forgot whilst typing) our prices are higher but we are $100 more expensive on most goods? remember they still have to ship product here
    so say shipping costs $50 a box. they only make $50 more profit overseas.
    ;)
     
  12. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Don't all these systems come from china? Shipping from China to USA or Australia is different?

    Also, I've plenty of friends in the UK that complain about high prices. Do they not take into account the vat taxes?

    Cheers,
     
  13. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Pretty much spot on. Steve Jobs outlined this a while back when someone from the UK was whining about Apple product prices. Jobs to him to ask his government about the tax policies for imported goods.

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    Probably not. Here in Finland where I happen to be, there is a 23% VAT. Everything over a certain amount is taxed, but then health care is free, universities are free, public transportation is subsidized, and unlike the US, the social security system taxes everyone fairly so no one here is worried about there not being any money for later.
     
  14. MaxBeagleton macrumors member

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    My iMac was built in and shipped from northern California.
     
  15. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Then you have a golden system because Apple products are all built in China while being designed in California. In fact this is usually stamped somewhere on the product or labeled as such.
     
  16. Louney macrumors newbie

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    Just asked the two apple stores in Paris and they said : No, we don't do that, ask an APR.

    So I phoned several APR's, and most of them told me that they couldn't add an SSD to an iMac because they don't have the proper rack to fix it on.

    Strange... :(
     
  17. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    From cradle to grave just like a good sheep.
     
  18. DocNYz macrumors 6502a

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    By fairly do you mean a flat tax?
     
  19. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't thought to ask if they could install an SSD as a 3rd device, they will straight up replace the HD tho.

    One would hope :), but most ppl don't think like that :(
     
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    I think Woz still builds a few in his garage from time to time :)
     
  21. Sjhonny macrumors 6502

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    I haven't seen a price gap smaller then 100$ the last 5 years between the top-of-the line iMac's in Belgium & the USA.
     
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  23. v7da1 thread starter macrumors member

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    really?
    now i really feel special with my imac
    hopefully its resale value will be increased since its got one of the fastest ssd's on the market and makes my imac faster than the best 2011 imac (without ssd):D
     
  24. Sjhonny macrumors 6502

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    Well it might be one of the 'fastest', it's contains one of the most unreliable controllers (sandforce) for SSD's (general sandforce facts: ~1/10 doa, 30% get's frequent BSODs/serious issues within 3 months). The best SSDs, bang-for-the-buck-wise, are currently the Crucial m4 serie.

    I hope they'll deal with Corsair for you in case the SSD fails/have spare SSDs in the Apple Store, if you ever run into an issue.
     
  25. v7da1 thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry but i dont know what doas are or bsods
    could u please explain?

    also my ssd comes with a three year warranty
    and ive got time machine to do back ups and burn disc images
     

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