Trackpad in BTO only?

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  1. Jux69 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    If I go purchase a stock 27 inch iMac at the Apple Store can I choose the trackpad instead of the magic mouse, or is the trackpad only a BTO option?

    Thanks
     
  2. SawceBaws macrumors member

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    I think it's BTO only...you could buy a stock and then buy a trackpad as well...
     
  3. joudbren macrumors regular

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    They swapped it for me in the store a couple of weeks ago when I bought a new i7 27". They just opened the box, removed the mouse, credited the price of the mouse back to a gift card and then used the gift card to purchase the trackpad. They had an empty case already to put the mouse in as well so I was under the impression they do this a lot. Probably will happen even more now with Lion.

    The process seemed a little convoluted but apparently that's the only way they could make it work to keep track of the serial numbers. Bottom line, I was able to get a trackpad with my new in store order. Cheers!

    James
     
  4. fivedots macrumors 6502a

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    Was under the impression that the stores did not carry the i7. You managed to grab one in-store?
     
  5. SawceBaws macrumors member

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    Exactly

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  6. joudbren macrumors regular

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    Most of the stores do stock the base model i7 now and have for some time. I think they changed that over a year ago based on the demand they were seeing in the stores for the i7. Just call your local store to confirm but I'm willing to bet they stock it. I know for sure our two local stores do. And as mentioned, they were willing to swap peripherals as well. Cheers!

    James
     
  7. SawceBaws macrumors member

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    Not true, I remember checking with 5 different Apple stores a few weeks ago, and non of them stocked it...
     
  8. Jux69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why would the guy lie? LOL
     
  9. fivedots macrumors 6502a

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    Just called my local (also Canadian) store and they in fact do carry the 27" i7. Surprised myself.
     
  10. gwerhart0800 macrumors 6502

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    I bought a 27" i7 from the Boulder Colorado Apple Store in June. At the time of purchase, I asked if I could swap the Magic Mouse for the Trackpad and I was told yes. The woman helping me went to the shelf and picked up a trackpad and handed it to me. When the iMac came out from the back, she said that I could keep the Magic Mouse and the Trackpad was free. That was very cool. On my receipt, the track pad was listed for $69, but there was also a "$ off Customer Service" listed for ... $69. Based on what I have seen, this is a hit or miss thing. I had just seen the demo for Lion at the time and thought that picking up the trackpad would be a good thing. So far, I use the trackpad exclusively on my iMac and the Magic Mouse is connected to my MBP.
     
  11. claimed4all, Aug 3, 2011
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    claimed4all macrumors 6502

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    If you ask them at the store they will more than likely just give it to you.

    I bought my iMac a few months ago from the Grand Rapids MI store and I asked if they could swap the keyboard for the 10-key wired keyboard and he said they could do that. When I was was finished checking out they gave me a 10-key free of charge and told me to keep the wireless keyboard.

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    I bought the base 21.5"
     
  12. schlippy macrumors newbie

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    Seems like people only get lucky getting the trackpad for free when they get the 27" inch. I wish I had remembered to ask about switching out for a trackpad when I bought my iMac last week.
     
  13. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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  14. fivedots macrumors 6502a

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    I can confirm that this was absolutely no issue, no question when I picked up my 27" i7 in-store last night. And yes, they also stock that model as well.

    They swapped the mouse out. Didn't get to keep both.
     

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