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    • bartsimpson
    • By bartsimpson 14th Sep 18, 11:04 AM
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    Buying an iMac - Currys vs Apple Store
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    • 14th Sep 18, 11:04 AM
    Buying an iMac - Currys vs Apple Store 14th Sep 18 at 11:04 AM
    I need to buy an iMac quickly for work.

    I don't need finance.

    Currys is round the corner and they have them in stock. They are the same price as the Apple Store which is an hour's drive away.

    Is there any disadvantage to buying it from Curry's - as in, if it goes wrong can I just get it looked at by Apple within warranty period?

    Thanks
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    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 14th Sep 18, 11:26 AM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 11:26 AM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 11:26 AM
    Your contract is with the company from which you purchased the computer.

    Since your alternative to the Apple store is Curry's/PC World, "I would walk 500 miles" to the Apple store.
    Or even further...
    • Catswhiska
    • By Catswhiska 14th Sep 18, 11:58 AM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 11:58 AM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 11:58 AM
    I would buy from Apple
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 14th Sep 18, 3:13 PM
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    • #4
    • 14th Sep 18, 3:13 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 3:13 PM
    apple refurbished every time Direct from Apple UK store, always had very quick delivery as well as good price for a truly "as new" item.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 14th Sep 18, 3:51 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 3:51 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 3:51 PM
    If you are buying a computer for work surely your employer should be buying it not you?
    • bartsimpson
    • By bartsimpson 14th Sep 18, 4:11 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 4:11 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 4:11 PM
    I am the employer
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 14th Sep 18, 4:19 PM
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    • #7
    • 14th Sep 18, 4:19 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 4:19 PM
    I am the employer
    Originally posted by bartsimpson

    ..........
    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
    A PIRATE
    Not an Alcoholic...!
    • PRAISETHESUN
    • By PRAISETHESUN 14th Sep 18, 4:30 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 4:30 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 4:30 PM
    There is absolutely no difference in buying the item from Curry's or from Apple. You will get the exact same item, with the exact same manufacturer's warranty. Only upside is that Curry's might be willing to haggle a bit on the price, particularly since it is a big ticket item, whereas Apple almost certainly won't.
    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 14th Sep 18, 6:47 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 6:47 PM
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    • 14th Sep 18, 6:47 PM
    You are seriously putting forward the idea that Apple will allow Curry's to discount one of their products?

    And you are saying that Apple and Curry's have the same level of customer service?!
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 14th Sep 18, 6:48 PM
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    You are seriously putting forward the idea that Apple will allow Curry's to discount one of their products?


    And you are saying that Apple and Curry's have the same level of Customer service?!
    Originally posted by John Gray
    Of course Apple couldn't possibly be involved in price fixing could they
    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 14th Sep 18, 9:08 PM
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    Of course Apple couldn't possibly be involved in price fixing could they
    Originally posted by k3lvc
    Certainly not! But you would observe the price similarity identicality...!
    "Never knowingly undersold."
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th Sep 18, 9:19 PM
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    Id look at John Lewis

    They often have Apple on either interest free or free extended warranty
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • prowla
    • By prowla 14th Sep 18, 9:27 PM
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    I think Apple may be doing interest free.
    • discat11
    • By discat11 14th Sep 18, 10:08 PM
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    apple also sometimes offer a longer warranty, make sure you are comparing like for like.
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 15th Sep 18, 6:12 AM
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    Do not buy from Currys! You have been warned.
    I didn't get where i am today by not reading moneysavingexpert.com
    • Chino
    • By Chino 15th Sep 18, 8:02 AM
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    I think Apple may be doing interest free.
    Originally posted by prowla
    They're not:
    https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/browse/financing

    Why would you think that Apple of all companies would lend money for free?
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 15th Sep 18, 9:23 AM
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    Interest free iMac available from Hardsoft Computers.....
    I've not used them as I don't do apple products anymore, but, they seem to have good ratings.
    https://interestfree.hardsoftcomputers.co.uk/imac
    Or, if you are lucky enough to have Western Computer store nearby, they do interest free.
    List of stores HERE
    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
    A PIRATE
    Not an Alcoholic...!
    • john22
    • By john22 15th Sep 18, 10:28 AM
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    They're not:
    https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/browse/financing

    Why would you think that Apple of all companies would lend money for free?
    Originally posted by Chino
    Sometimes they do, I remember a lead up to Christmas few years back of interest free finance when buying Apple products. Plus the iPhone/Apple care on the Apple upgrade program is interest free.
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 15th Sep 18, 11:15 AM
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    I bought my last apple item from John Lewis. If not them I'd either buy from Apple or a secondhand online seller. But from bitter experience I'd avoid the high street electriconic goods chains like the plague.
    Last edited by zagubov; 15-09-2018 at 5:53 PM.
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    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 15th Sep 18, 1:41 PM
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    Your contract is with the company from which you purchased the computer.
    Originally posted by John Gray
    Whilst true, you can get support for any Apple products within the manufacturer warranty period, including repairs and replacements, directly from Apple, regardless of where you bought it from.
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