1. Post #1

    October 2009
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    Hello,
    Recently I've been very interested in buying a MacBook Pro. A number of people have told me that Apple charge a premium if you order it from them, so can anyone here advise me of anywhere good to buy one in the UK, (online preferably) ?

    Thanks.
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  2. Post #2
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    rieda1589's Avatar
    November 2007
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    If you don't want to pay a premium then don't buy Apple.
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  3. Post #3
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    July 2005
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    If you can, get a student discount. That's really the only way around the costs, other than eBay.
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  4. Post #4
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    August 2006
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    Apple ensures that noone sells new Macbooks for a different price than what they are selling. The only way you can it cheaper is with a Higher education discount, or if your uni offers a bursary.

  5. Post #5
    M23
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    August 2009
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    Amazon sell them cheaper, I think. You may want to check it out, but don't hold me to it.

    What size are you thinking of getting btw?

  6. Post #6
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    May 2009
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    Try John Lewis just after a refresh.
    They generally have them reduced, plus a free warranty

  7. Post #7

    October 2009
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    Amazon sell them cheaper, I think. You may want to check it out, but don't hold me to it.

    What size are you thinking of getting btw?
    15" Probably.

  8. Post #8
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    June 2006
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    Get the Higher Education discount, it's really as good as it gets. If you're not at a HE Institution yourself, find a friend who is to order for you.

    My HE site: http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000865
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    M23
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    August 2009
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    Get the Higher Education discount, it's really as good as it gets. If you're not at a HE Institution yourself, find a friend who is to order for you.

    My HE site: http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000865
    Wow, those discounts are actually great.

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    You can buy them refurbished off their website for significantly less.

  11. Post #11
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    Hexxeh's Avatar
    June 2006
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    You can buy them refurbished off their website for significantly less.
    I find the HE prices match or even beat the refurb prices.
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    black goku's Avatar
    November 2009
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    heh macs
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    M23
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    dUDE UR SO FUNNY
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  14. Post #14
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    April 2006
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    Hello,
    Recently I've been very interested in buying a MacBook Pro. A number of people have told me that Apple charge a premium if you order it from them, so can anyone here advise me of anywhere good to buy one in the UK, (online preferably) ?

    Thanks.
    If you're buying new, get it from Apple and try to get a discount if you quality (such as the education discount). You'll be paying for what you get for, the high prices get you a lot (software, warranty, shit like that).

    Just a heads up, Apple will probably be updating the MacBook Pro lineup early next year (no promises though, but it seems likely). The models are fine as they are now, but they may include Intel's newest lineup of mobile processors soon. By the time 2010 rolls around, it'll be about six months since the MacBook Pros were last updated, and it might not be a good idea to buy them at that point.

  15. Post #15
    Vazzan's Avatar
    November 2008
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    As I went off to Uni I got a MacBookPro as a gift from my grandparents, used the education discounts and got masses of saving (about 250 quid off the Mac itself and even more off the software!) My best advice is if you can go to an apple store, they are great places and you can get special deals instore that you can't get online.