when will Dixons or PCworld sell with 10.6 pre installed ?

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  1. dave12345 macrumors regular

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    does anyone know when Dixons or PCworld in the UK will be selling MacBook Pro's with 10.6 Snow Leopard pre installed ?

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  2. johnrs macrumors 6502a

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    on current stock I doubt it, perhaps when they get new stock from apple it will he SL

    I was in my local PCW store yesterday and the Macs that they have on show did not have SL on.

    guess the only way to know for sure is to call them..
     
  3. superlatic macrumors regular

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    Why would you want to buy it from either of them retailers, unless you could get some form of discount?
     
  4. ijyt macrumors member

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    He might have coupons.
     
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    Agree, PCW is one of the worst, laziest, unreliable companies i have ever dealt with. I wouldn't buy even an egg from them! :p
     
  6. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    When I got my MBP from apple it had an upgrade disc in the box. only took about an hour to install. not that much of a head ache really...
     
  7. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    Please, please PLEASE don't buy from PC World or Dixons.

    Go to John Lewis - it's no more expensive and the people working there haven't just crawled out of a swamp.
     
  8. dave12345 thread starter macrumors regular

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    dixons have the baseline 13" macbook pro for £819 and free shipping rather than £899 from apple
     
  9. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    You're SURE it's the macbook PRO? I don't think I've ever seen a up-to-date macbook at Dixons in my life - it's always been the previous iteration sold for nearly as much as the latest iteration.

    Fabian
     
  10. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    It's 'old' stock with only 10.5.

    I would think that when it comes with 10.6 installed it'll be back up to £899.
     
  11. dave12345 thread starter macrumors regular

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    its always been that price at dixons - was even £780 for a bit
     
  12. Bagot69 macrumors member

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    Ive had nothin but bad experiences with Dixons + PC World! The staff find it hard enuff when u ask a question about a PC god help you if u want 2 ask about a Mac! they'd just run off + hide!
     
  13. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I just wouldn't do it. It's probably graded or ex-display or something. I just don't trust Dixons, PC World, Currys etc. etc.

    If you do do it, I'd say buy it online with a credit card - you've more rights that way if there's a problem (or you find a dead pixel or scratched case or something).

    Or, better idea, go to John Lewis and see if they'll uphold their "Never knowingly undersold" tagline.
     
  14. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    I bought one last week and despite it saying 10.5 on the product listing I was surprised and delighted to discover that it actually came with SL pre-installed. As for people saying don't go to Dixons don't be so daft they are selling to cheapest MBP's around. And no the MBP's are NOT old stock my MBP was built 4 weeks ago:
     

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  15. dave12345 thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh sweet - so they haven't updated there website yet to say 10.6
     
  16. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    Yes that is what I am saying. I was fully expecting, already budgeted and prepared to order the SL upgrade at £8 (or whatever) so was pleasantly surprised. :cool:
     

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