UK Apple Stores

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Blueprint, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Blueprint macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    Does anyone know where the nearest apple store for the Durham area is?

    Would just like to have a look and play on a MB before investing n one :)

  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
  3. Blueprint thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    Still can’t get my mind off thinking about mac’s (help!), is it justifiable driving 130 miles to have a go on one at there Manchester store?

  4. grahamtearne macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2006
    You will most probably have a PC World store a lot closer to you than that. Get down to a PC World and try it out. The staff at most PC World stores are pretty clueless when it comes to apple computers but if its just about going down to see it in person and have a play around on it PC World will be fine. However should you like it and want to buy one I would probably suggest buying from rather than from PC World.
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Fixed that for you.

    You can look on to see where to buy a Mac, you find that there are 2 PC Worlds, a "PCW" in Durham and a John Lewis and Authorised Apple Reseller in Newcastle.
  6. grahamtearne macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2006
    Lol thanks for that! Its a shame its actually the truth though.

  7. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816


    Sep 8, 2005
    London , UK
    John Lewis are usually quite helpful in my experience.
  8. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    There's a shopping centre bigger than the Trafford Centre in the UK?
  9. LeviG macrumors 65816

    Nov 6, 2006
    Norfolk, UK
    except when a new product has launced and theyre trying to flog old stock :D
  10. Blueprint thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    Metro Center
    Location: Gateshead, England
    Opening date: 1986
    No. of stores and services: 330
    Total retail floor area: 1,780,000 ft2 (165,362 m2)
    Parking: 10,000 spaces
    No. of floors: 2

    Trafford Center
    Location: Trafford, Greater Manchester, England
    Opening date: September 1998
    No. of stores and services: 280
    Total retail floor area: 1,278,387 sq ft (118,766 m²)
    Parking: 10,000
    No. of floors: 3​

    Strange that Apple don't have a store in the Metro Center since Manchester have 2 :eek:
  11. Chris Bangle macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2006
    Bluewater is the biggest in Europe isnt it. Metro centre is a dump.
  12. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004

    The Trafford Centre is not particularly large, nor does it have a wide range of shops, seemingly being 80% rag trade. I would hazard a guess that most cities have larger shopping centres, let alone the out-of-town behemoths like Bluewater.

    New store openings are reported in this thread. You might also find this website useful. It seems that Apple is concentrating on Southern England, with Buchanan Street the only concession to the North.
  13. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    An unfair generalisation - a lot of the staff know a lot about them, but are more pressured by the company to meet sale targets on certan lines so play dumb on the others - pathetic but unfortunately how it works.

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