Standard Practice ...

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

  1. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

    Jim Campbell

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    ... 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 ...

    Cheers

    Jim
     
  2. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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