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Topic # 128656 18-Aug-2013 12:30
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Greetings,

Looking to buy an Apple laptop - leaning towards Macbook Air. I think Tosh computers look like the best option - I know a guy who purchased from them a while back, and sounded (back then) like they're a good outfit.

I know there's a %10-off promotion at DSE right now, but, that's only on specific configurations - which which removes them as an option for me (I understand the Air is a "closed" box, so no post-user-upgrade option - less I void the warranty).

The other chains don't offer anything better over buying from Tosh (let alone Apple directly).

Just posting in case I may have missed something during all my Googling...

TIA.

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  Reply # 880528 18-Aug-2013 12:43
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Ask DSE and see if they can offer a custom config machine for you from Apple. They use to when I worked at DSE many moons ago.




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  Reply # 880534 18-Aug-2013 12:56
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The big box retailers tend to specifically exclude custom builds from these types of deals.



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  Reply # 880620 18-Aug-2013 17:00
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billgates: Ask DSE and see if they can offer a custom config machine for you from Apple. They use to when I worked at DSE many moons ago.

Unfortunately, I've asked both local Wellington shops which are authorized to sell Macbooks, and they've both said the 10% deal only applies to stock/non-customized machines. They don't even sell/order customized builds - which the likes of Harvey Norman and Noel Leeming can do. I'm not sure if this restriction is from DSE or (wouldn't be surprised) Apple.

It's interesting, because whenever I talk to a salesman from a major retailer they seem loathe to sell Macs. Ditto with the iPhone.
Whenever I ask "then why stock {Apple item/product} in the first place if it's such a pain?", the answer is always (basically) "because it gets people in the door".

alasta: The big box retailers tend to specifically exclude custom builds from these types of deals.

Yes. That does seem to be the case in this instance.

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  Reply # 880646 18-Aug-2013 17:50
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Check with Yoobee too, they do have finance option with QCard.




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  Reply # 884315 25-Aug-2013 20:17
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Try Educational discount too or buy from Australia and get 10% back at the airport.

I’ve use Tosh computer twice without any hassle

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  Reply # 884325 25-Aug-2013 20:49
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I bought my parents Mac from Magnum Mac as there was a $200 voucher that could be used in-store... perfect for an external HDD to back up the Mac. That, and they had stock of the one they wanted.

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