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

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  1. fatbarstewar macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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

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    I'm sure they'd be delighted to take your cash + card. Enjoy the new MBA!
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    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

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

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    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 68020

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

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    This.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Yes you can make payment via cash/card combo.
     
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