UK brick 'n mortar Apple store - can you pay part cash/part card?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fatbarstewar, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. fatbarstewar macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2009
    I'm after a MBA. I've got £700 in cash sitting in my wallet and it'd save me a trip to the bank later if I'd could pay part cash and the remainder on my debit card. Any idea if they allow it? I'm guessing not.

    If not, I can buy it on my debit card anyway outright, but it'd save me some time you see.
  2. zurichuk macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2011
    I see no reason why they shouldn't be able to do this. Pretty sure I've done this in the past.
  3. striker33 macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2010
    I don't know any store over here that would allow such a thing, Apple Stores included.
  4. xpipe macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2008
    I'm sure they'd be delighted to take your cash + card. Enjoy the new MBA!
  5. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Best bet is just to call your store and ask. ;)
    Although I wouldn't think they'd have a problem with it.
  6. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

    Aug 2, 2008
    If they wouldn't it must a crap store that no one should visit.
  7. lethalk macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    Every retail store I have worked in allows you to do this, as said they are more than happy to take your money in any way!
  8. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    I've done that in the past, not specifically at the Apple store though, so dunno in reply to OP.
  9. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011

    I've purchased products from Apple using a combination of gift card and credit card.
  10. fatbarstewar thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Bought one with cash and card :)

    Better yet it was an i7 off the shelf, was aiming to get an i5 if they only had them but I'll have this for 3+ hrs so thought mays well.

    Quick question - is it worth reinstalling Lion to get rid of any superfluous stuff or is the difference negligible?

    Edit: that's 3+ YRS lol!
  11. rbrian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Superfluous stuff? It isn't Windows, you know! There is no preinstalled adware, there are no time-limited demos. The only thing you might not use is iLife.
  12. RobQuads macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2010
    I think what you mean is "It isn't a Dell/Lenovo" etc. Windows does not come with any more cr@p than OS X
  13. fatbarstewar thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Actually, I meant stuff like translations and printer drivers as space is at a premium with ssd's. Was it leopard that had about 1gb of printer drivers by default? Don't use iLife, I deleted iPhoto/GarageBand etc after the initial launch.
  14. Abu Tech macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2008
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    Yes you can make payment via cash/card combo.
  15. robots3humans0 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2009
    London, Ontario

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  16. fatbarstewar thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2009

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