Australian buying MBP - cworld.com.au?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alt75, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. alt75 macrumors member

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    Melbourne, Australia
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    I've decided to get the Unibody 2.53 MBP with an upgrade to the 320GB 7200rpm drive. Was planning on getting it from the Apple store (AU) online but a quick search on staticice.com.au brought up the website www.cworld.com.au, which isn't exactly an unknown company in Melbourne, although I personally haven't bought from them before.

    They quote the 2.53MBP for $3599.10:
    http://www.cworld.com.au/product_info.php?ID=140447
    I assume it's the standard 5400rpm rather than 7200rpm drive but that's not a big deal and even if it is the standard drive, it's still $400 cheaper than the apple store!

    To me, this makes alarm bells ring and red flags wave furiously, given all other apple resellers online discount by $75-100 at most.

    I'm actually living in the UK at the moment but heading back home for a fortnight in two weeks time, so can save quite a bit by buying at home and getting GST back. I'm naturally suspicious and therefore a little hesitant to buy from them, especially given I only have a week or so in which to sort out any problems that might arise if they fail to deliver or something. They do have a physical store in Melbourne but I am going to be in Queensland, so that's not much good either.

    Does anyone have any experience buying from them? I recall reading some things about them being dodgy but when I google them now I can't really find anything too damning, apart from some commentary about them having poor in-store customer service (on whirlpool forums). Personally I don't care if the guy is rude if it saves me $400. As long as I get the machine! And if anything goes wrong with it I will be bringing it back to the Apple store in London anyway.

    Interested to hear what you people think!
     
  2. forth-man macrumors newbie

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    Hi mate

    I have bought a HP printer from them earlier in the year, I didnt have too much problems with them with the printer - though a printer is certainly no MBP.

    Picked it up at their office which is essentially a small room inside a building. I dont think there will be much use going there because u wont be able to see anything (no shelves with products or the likes...)

    not sure if this helps but good luck with ur apple purchase :)
     

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