UK: 0% finance on Macs from Apple

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  1. GolfBravo macrumors newbie

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  2. lucamacis macrumors member

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    Finally a decent finance plan from Apple. They should really advertise this fact. Apple are stubborn not to lower their prices during these difficult times (understandably for many reasons) so they are reaching the people with difficult financial problems this way. Nice work.
     
  3. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    Damn this makes me so tempted to buy a macbook. Though it's only available until June. Which seems weird to me. I wonder if this is a clue as to when new macbooks come out. I guess that the 16th is the date for them.
     
  4. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Damn, can't get a low spec MacMini on it!

    Still, nice to see a decent 0% offer. Oh and Damn you Apple for making stuff so tempting!
     
  5. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Thats pretty good. When they used to do that before, it was for only 6 months. 10 Months make it alot easier
     
  6. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Just noticed the fridge-freezer bit!. That's funny! :D
     

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  7. Lorenz0 macrumors regular

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    I'm sure a keyboard/ mouse combo will get you over the £500 sweetspot.

    too easy... cold sweats... must buy un-needed new mac mini
     
  8. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Why does the advert say 12 months?
     

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    Does anyone know if you can use this on the education store? I would have a look but I am not at University at the moment?
     
  10. Wicker macrumors regular

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    Just logged in via my university and can't see it...
     
  11. GolfBravo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Terms and Conditions...

    3. This offer is applicable to purchases made by individual customers resident in The United Kingdom via the online Apple Store for Consumers, the online Apple Store for Education Individuals and participating Apple resellers in the United Kingdom.
     
  12. GolfBravo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And why did they only start advertising this today when their T&C's say the special offer is valid from 13 March until 15 June?
     
  13. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    I'm having trouble finding it on the higher education store. Hmm...
     
  14. Willis macrumors 68020

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    The individual store is for teachers and students in college/6th form
     
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    That would make sense then. Although odd that they're trusting students with financing. I'm guessing payment will have to be done through parents in that case.
     
  16. liaammm macrumors newbie

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    oh wow that's a great deal they got going on, this will make my sister gutted though :L she ordered an MBP on Saturday because she started to love macs after she started playing about with my MacBook anyway finally a good deal!
     
  17. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Thanks, and yes I caved I and bought* a new mini. It's worth calling them as I found out I get a 6% discount because of my employers.

    It dropped the price to £469, so added VMWare fusion to bump it to £516



    *Just got to fill out the paper work and post it back (via snail mail).

    Seems my old Mini - 2ghz Core 2 Duo 2gb sells for around £350-400 on Ebay.
     
  18. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Congrats on the new Mini! I think when it first came out they said something to the effect that it was the only desk top computer that you could lose down the back of the sofa! :)
     
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  20. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    I guess your right about new stuff, however I do think the MacMini will probably be the last thing to be updated. I'm still surprised how much value the old Mini retains.
     
  21. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Talking of the Mac Mini, I agree, I doubt that will see a change for a year (if not more!) and the value they hold is extremely good. One good thing really about Macs, you know you can get about a 1/3 (give or take) back of the cost of a new machine
     
  22. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Or in the Mini's case seems to be 2/3rd if it's a year old.

    Mind you I did get my 2ghz cheaper as it was in a clearance sale. One thing I've not though about is target disc mode from fw400 to fw800? I assume a 400-800 would work.
     
  23. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Yeah it'll work. just get the right cable and jobs a goodun
     
  24. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Mind you I could probably daisy chain it through my external FW drives (currently chain 2 FW drives via FW800 then connect to the Mini via FW400)
     
  25. decson macrumors regular

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    Mmmm been thinking the same, however no big change points US side as yet..

    Question though do folks reckon its just the books or the whole line, in market for an iMac and thought wuhey at this but then again!!
     

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