Discount in store? (UK)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 5piN, May 7, 2011.

  1. 5piN macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2010
    So I slapped down £2k on an i7 today along with Apple remote and battery charger... But in all the excitement I never asked for a discount or any "freebies" so to speak of...

    This was all from a Premium Apple Reseller ... Just wondering how others have done on getting anything off ... Specifically in the UK ...!

    I've seen some other threads where people have managed to get a Magic mouse and trackpad at no extra cost ... But this was on retail machines and not BTO...
  2. Fuith macrumors member

    May 5, 2011
    Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
    I don't know what it's like in the uk, but in Ireland, the margin on Apple products is crucifixion, there's a reason Apple made $6Bn last quarter. It's very unlikely you'll get a freebie, even if you spent £2k. Although, as we say in Ireland, "A dumb priest never got a parish", so you might as well ask :)
  3. Grolubao macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2008
    London, UK
    Doesn't exist such a thing as discounts in Apple products
  4. dh2005 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2010
    You think the Apple Store guy gave me 12% off my iMac because I blew him in the car-park...?
  5. 5piN thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2010
    So! Finally managed to pick up my iMac .... and after some haggling they gave Apple Care for £100!

    I guess not great but not bad either....
  6. littledexter macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2011
    LOL !

    No, really... discount seems to be an alien concept to them :)
    (Apart from the educational discount they more or less have to give coz everyone does and apple wants to be young'n'fresh in image)
    If it would be Judgement day tomorrow they still wouldn't give you discount.

    In Austria there is an official reseller where they are so snobbish they take 4000€ right outta your hand with an exceptionally stern, ridgid face. When you tell them you sold all your organs too they would surely answer you "would that be all?".
  7. Sunday Ironfoot, May 14, 2011
    Last edited: May 14, 2011

    Sunday Ironfoot macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2011
    If you live in the UK and work for the NHS, or have friends/family who do, you might be entitled to sign up to NHS-Discounts. I used it to get 6% off my iMac 27"

    Edit: Appears the link doesn't work unless you're signed in, just go to the main site instead
  8. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    Quite a lot of employers seem to get discounts at Apple. I get a 6% discount via my employment, but I get a better staff discount from my wifes employment so I shop somewhere else!

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