If you want a MBPR instore (UK) with 16GB Ram, you have to spend £3099?

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Hey Guys,

Just went into the Local Apple store, and wanted to pick up a Retina display MBP, the only components I was interested in upgrading was the Ram to 16GB and ssd to 512.

The only way to get a 16GB Ram model and 512SSD was to get pick up the top of the range model which was a 2.7, 16GB and 768 SSD. ouch.... £3099!!

Spending about £2450 on a 2.6 with 16GB and 512 SSD is okay in my books, but another £700 pounds for .1 cpu bump and 258SSD if freaking expansive?

Can you guys in the states get a 16GB ram model retina instore without having to buy the fully spec'd one?

I know I can order online, but if I do that I do not get the VAT form, they are only available instore.....
 

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this is why they have an online store
Completely understand, in the past this was not an issue for me as I would upgrade my ram myself down the road, but given the nature of the soldered on RAM in the retina, kinda sucks you have to go online to get 16GB
 

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I know I can order online, but if I do that I do not get the VAT form, they are only available instore.....
I assume you're buying as a company and hence why this is important to you? You can indeed get a VAT invoice by shopping online or by the telephone but you need to go into the business store

http://store.apple.com/uk-business

What I did is the very first time I ordered something as a business I did it over the phone The business store number is 0800 058 2222

I also have an Apple ID that is strictly for business stuff. I gave them all of my info, including my company’s name and my VAT number and I can view all of my orders that I made by the telephone or via the online business store since then. Also, when checking out there is a box for me to enter my VAT number.
 

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I assume you're buying as a company and hence why this is important to you? You can indeed get a VAT invoice by shopping online or by the telephone but you need to go into the business store

http://store.apple.com/uk-business

What I did is the very first time I ordered something as a business I did it over the phone The business store number is 0800 058 2222

I also have an Apple ID that is strictly for business stuff. I gave them all of my info, including my company’s name and my VAT number and I can view all of my orders that I made by the telephone or via the online business store since then. Also, when checking out there is a box for me to enter my VAT number.
Thank you very much.
 

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