UK: Toys 'r' Us selling Mac stock rediculously cheap

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  1. TheChillPill macrumors regular

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    Just had a heads-up on this, so thought I'd share it with the other UK users.

    Apparently Toys R Us are selling all their Mac stuff as they will no longer be stocking it. In most instances you need to ask behind the desk for any hardware that's left, but the prices reported thus far are;

    Mac Mini (Intel) - £199
    Mac Mini (PPC) - £99
    .mac boxed - £19
    Macbook - £379 (!)
    iMac - £279 (not sure which model, I suspect a PPC at this price though)

    Might be worth a phone call to your local store if you're in the market for anything.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I'm off to my toys r us store now. Cheers for the info.
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Sounds cool! Now I just need to find a Toys R Us!
     
  5. capoeirista macrumors 6502

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    Yeah any confirmations? If this is really the case, blimey. Darn I can't get there till next week though :(
     
  6. TheChillPill thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm on my way to check my local store now, so will report back shortly.
     
  7. phatnut macrumors newbie

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    I'll confirm that, there is of course a catch however, i just called a couple of stores and they all said the same thing. the macs have been discontinued within toy-r-us, and the stock is now gone, but the floor models are being sold off as dirt cheap, the prices posted above are relatively accurate. the people i spoke to said the pieces will all work, but will be missing keys, be dirty, that sort of cosmetic stuff.

    hope that helps.
    :apple::apple::apple:
     
  8. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Cheers for that. I wonder if they're getting rid of accesories cheap too. Software and keyboards and such
     
  9. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    The watford branch doesn't have any left. Just phoning my other local branch.
     
  10. phatnut macrumors newbie

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    more info:

    imac 17" 160GB dvdrw - £399 (not sure what this model is)
    macbook white: £399
    imac 17" core2 2.0ghz - £499

    not accessories or software
     
  11. capoeirista macrumors 6502

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    Yup I've just called my store in Norwich. To quote the computer guy "yes we have been selling them, some at ridiculous prices"

    Needless to say they've none left. But he quoted me mac mini £99, iMac £400.

    Good luck everyone, this seems like the real deal.
     
  12. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    They're discontinuing their stocking of all Mac stuff, now? Surely it'd make sense for a business such as theirs to continue stocking Macbooks...
     
  13. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Anyone mind picking up a Mac Mini and send it to Denmark?? ;)

    That's a steal! Mac Mini (Intel, please).
     
  14. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Just got off the phone to the brent cross store - all have been reserved - bugger. Was going to buy about 5 and sell them on for a nice profit and to pay for one that i'd keep.
     
  15. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Northampton store out of stock.

    Quite fancied an Intel Mini
     
  16. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    I'm off to visit my local store later today. Hopefully it'll still have some left (.mac) as its a rather obscure store.
     
  17. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    Profit margins on Apple hardware were very low a few years ago in the UK - I'm not sure if they've increased since then. Assuming it hasn't, if you're just selling the hardware, but not shifting many units, wouldn't fit well in the ToysRus model.
     
  18. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Enfield doesn't have any either so there goes the hope for me.
     
  19. TheChillPill thread starter macrumors regular

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    None left in Manchester Ancoats (last one sold this morning apparently).

    I called Bolton and Altrincham from the car and neither of those have any left either. Warrington and Stockport stores aren't answering the phone. :(
     
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  21. capoeirista macrumors 6502

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    If this is useful for anyone

    Ipswich has 17" iMac £400, CD Macbook £349. Both ex-display models. No mac-mini for me though...
     
  22. fredsherbet macrumors member

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    Sheffield have no Mac Minis left :( I dunno if they have anything else though.

    York only has a 20" ACD left, reduced to £299.90
     
  23. fredsherbet macrumors member

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    and lincoln have
    a macbook for £499 (said it was reduced by 100, not sure what spec) and
    an iMac, 17", 512MB Ram, 160GB Hdd, 1.83GHz for £399.90

    looks like the mac minis disappeared sharpish :(


    EDIT: lol GHz, not MHz
     
  24. markjewiss macrumors member

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    Nothing in Harlow or Thurrock either...

    M.
     
  25. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Do Toys R' Us in general sell many computers in the UK? Do they have a lot of shelf space devoted to computers in a typical store?
     

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