Purchase from Argos or Apple?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by James Godfrey, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. James Godfrey macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2011
    Hi all

    Just been scanning the net for an iMac, originally I wanted to buy direct from an Apple Store however, this means a bit of a travel from were I live. I have found iMac's on Argos, and I am just wondering if there is any downsides to buying an iMac from Argos?

    Also, could someone confirm whether the following is the same as the highest spec iMac listed on the official apple store:



  2. twiggy0 macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2009
    No,the warranty would be the same. I don't see any possible downside apart from them possibly charging for shipping. That's for you to find out!
  3. James Godfrey thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2011
    So they dont add any software into it if bought from Argos? because I have purchased PC's from other places eg. comet, dixons etc, and they have had some sort of software to do with were I bought it from, which can be a pain.

    eg - Comet used to put like 30 day free trials and stuff in their PC's.
  4. will waters macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2011
    Great Britain
    try some where else

    No, you can't open an apple box without braking the security seal so this would stop company's putting software on (i think, they might have got apple to do it, when being made), so if the security seal is broken do not buy! I would try some where else for example PC world, best buy, Comet, John Lewis, where there will be someone who is a specialist in apple there and they will help you set it up, however if you do not need someone to set it up, go ahead and buy at Argos, i cannot see any problems with doing this!

  5. macposter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2011
    John Lewis are pretty good

    They include a 2 year warranty and free delivery and are "never knowingly undersold" (which might extend to online offers, too. Not sure). They are also very helpful in store.

    For cheap software cex.co.uk is pretty useful.

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