Cheapest UK 2009 Apple Laptop - PC World

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  1. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    Where in the world?!

    Guess DSG are really having a hard time. Went into the Moorgate PC World to find they're offering the 2009 White MacBook for £689.

    Gut feeling tells me Apple have a price-match policy - could one get it even cheaper than this direct from Apple?

    I'm not in the market, but in this recession - every little helps!

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  2. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    Wow, I was only in there last week so must have come down since then
     
  3. Willis macrumors 68020

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  5. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    There are discounts online to make it even cheaper.

    Pitty I don't need one. :D

    Edit: Check out www.hotukdeals.co.uk for more info.
     
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    PC world was the cheapest last year too, then Apple discontinued that particular model (Macbook Air, rev A) so i'm guessing Apple is about to discontinue the White Plastic Macbook soon.

    Wouldn't suprise me, Discontinue the Macbook Air and Plastic Macbook and introduce new, netbook style Macbook Air...
     
  7. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Has there been a higher number of refurbs of the plastic MB recently, or any suppliers hearing reduced stock availability - these would indicate a potential EOL also.
     
  8. fokket macrumors regular

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    2.4 Ghz Macbook Pro is cheaper by £49 as well


    iMacs on the other hand, is priced same as Apple's MSRP.


    This is interesting.
     
  9. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Check it's the latest model, with 9400M GPU, not the last gen 2.1 model with x3100.
     
  10. fokket macrumors regular

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    They are the recent models. (at PCworld)

    Macbook whites are actually out of stock and both UMB and UMBP are having £30-50 discount.

    iMacs are same as MSRP
     
  11. markfc macrumors 6502a

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    I'd pay the extra and buy direct from Apple rather than deal with the staff in PC World....PC World *Shudders*
     
  12. netdog macrumors 603

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    This price at PC World is a sign that stocks are being cleared.

    The white plastic MacBook is not long for this world. I'd say sometime around...um...WWDC?
     
  13. Ejg94 macrumors newbie

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    alll i need to say is google macwarehouse, great discount there
     
  14. fokket macrumors regular

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    Quick question,

    Has there always been discount for MBs or is it a recent thing?
     
  15. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    I'm not an avid PC World shopper, but this is the first time I've seen a discount on pretty much anything Apple :)
     
  16. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    where is the world?
    pc sheet world :)

    seriously, their staff are clueless... but if you end up getting a product cheaper, then why not?

    money is money at the end of the day...
     
  17. OllyW Moderator

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    It's been discounted down to this price for at least a month now. I doubt if PC World are told about Apple's future plans that far in advance (if at all).
     
  18. yorkshire macrumors 6502a

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    On a related note...Comet were selling the 2.1 MacBook in December for £587, that's by far the cheapest I've ever seen an Apple laptop.
     
  19. bobnugget macrumors regular

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    A couple of weeks ago, I got a MacBook White 2.0 (2009) for under £500 :) (brand new, delivered, including 8% quidco cashback) from additions direct using their XX057 30% discount code. I also bought a MacBook Aluminium 2.0 for £602 delivered (again including 8% quidco cashback) using the same code. I posted the deal on here, but I think an admin thought I was spamming and removed the post!

    This is also a reason why there are lots of them on eBay at the moment. None of them are mine!

    ps. They've changed the deal now, so you can't use it on electricals
     
  20. jnc macrumors 68020

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    ..:eek:

    I wish I'd caught that. I bought my MacBook in an apple store last week, for £800.. and i thought THAT was good!
     

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