Buying instore in the UK

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mediamab, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. mediamab macrumors member

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    hiya guys,

    A quick question... can I just go into an apple store and take home the top (standard) spec iMac and macbook air? or do they not stock these items or any computers?

    Mnay thanks
     
  2. johnnyi macrumors regular

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    Most apple stores stock the lower end models.Your best bet would be to phone the store and ask them if they have stock.

    Jonathan
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Of course they stock them as long as they are standard models, no BTOs in stores usually. I still recommend you to call them before just to make sure that they have them in stock but usually they do.
     
  4. mediamab thread starter macrumors member

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    That's great as I'm most likely going for standard options :)
    I'm debatin the MacBook pro instead of the air, can they add an SSD drive in store?
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yea I think so. Just bring the SSD with you and they can do it, though they will charge for it likely but as your buying two Macs at the same time they can do it cheaper of maybe for free. Call and ask how much they charge for that and do they have time for that
     
  6. Icestorm815 macrumors member

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    Nope, unless your talking about the higher end base Macbook Air. For the more expensive Air, it comes standard with the SSD drive. Unfortunately all custom orders have to be done through the online apple store.
     
  7. mediamab thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the input.

    Was also wandering as I'm getting two top end computers will I gain any free extras? Can I push them to give me the iPod deal for education users, I am a graduate-2yrs ago I graduated
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You can always ask but usually Apple gives no special discounts. What I've heard, people gets small (10 to 20$) discounts for AppleCare and iWork. It depends on salesman, ask when you're there
     
  9. mediamab thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info, I'm hoping I can push for an iPod, as by going instore and getting tomorrow I'm missing out on one as online I'd prob get a refurbed air. I'm getting employee discount so since this is same amount as education I can push the iPod deal too :)

    Looks like tomorrow could be a very exciting day :)
     

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