Standard Practice ...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jim Campbell, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

    Jim Campbell

    Dec 6, 2006
    A World of my Own; UK
    ... Or clearing inventory?

    Just to amuse myself (as one does), I priced up some new kit for home and stuck it in my Apple Store shopping basket to add it up - Macbook and a 20" iMac.

    Since I didn't have the requisite two grand, and was really only window shopping, I left it at that (and went back to work!).

    Mere minutes later, I miss a call on my mobile which turns out to have been Apple UK, leaving me a voicemail advising that they have seen what's in my saved basket and are in a position to offer me a discount on the list price.

    I've only bought direct from Apple once before, so I don't know whether this is standard practise or not. If I can find a couple of minutes spare, I'll ring back and find out how much they're offering ...


  2. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Wow, I never heard anything like that before. They must be anxious in selling their products right now..
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I've heard of this happening occasionally before with Apple USA also.... I don't know how often they do this, or what the criteria they apply are.
  4. richard4339 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    Could simply be because its a large sale... at the very least, find out what they're offering... it can't hurt anything.
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    they do it every now and then. i've heard of it happening a few times now. i don't know what the criteria is or anything. but if you do leave things in your cart etc they have been known to call to make a sale.

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