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Apple 20" 2.4 GHz iMac £734 at Dixons inc delivery
Apple 20" 2.4 GHz iMac £734 at Dixons inc delivery

Apple 20" 2.4 GHz iMac £734 at Dixons inc delivery

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Not a whole load cheaper than Apple, and I know about the potential educational discounts. Just been looking and thought I would share.

Use the £25 off a £599 spend voucher (SAVE25) as it works out better than the 3% better than VAT deal.

Cheers

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You just beat me to posting this deal by seconds - but I hadn't worked out that the SAVE25 was better than the VAT3 Deal. Good work and heat added
Seems an excellent deal to me; Especially good if you can't get educational discounts at all.
The forthcoming Black Friday event is a bit of a worry, but apparently the price reductions weren't that good last year.

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piratematt;3568838

You just beat me to posting this deal by seconds - but I hadn't worked … You just beat me to posting this deal by seconds - but I hadn't worked out that the SAVE25 was better than the VAT3 Deal. Good work and heat addedSeems an excellent deal to me; Especially good if you can't get educational discounts at all.The forthcoming Black Friday event is a bit of a worry, but apparently the price reductions weren't that good last year.



Will the Black Friday event be on the UK store too?

EDIT: Answered my own question with this thread:

hotukdeals.com/ite…28t

People seem to think so:
]http//ww…8t/
Not sure if it will yield a better price though.
Only time will tell

Original Poster

Sorry, beat you by a minute again!

Original Poster

I see the cold voters have arrived, you can get a better PC for less etc etc

Remember, deal website not review website. Oh well, good night

Surely the argument "you can get a better pc for this price" is invalid... considering you'll have to buy 3 pc's after they all get viruses and break when the mac is still perfectly fine.
Silly people. I know which I'd prefer...

Very good deal, heat added.

good deal for what it is

i wish i could afford a mac oh well just have to put up with my old trusty pc which has lasted me 7yrs with upgrades

yimmie;3569080

Surely the argument "you can get a better pc for this price" is … Surely the argument "you can get a better pc for this price" is invalid... considering you'll have to buy 3 pc's after they all get viruses and break when the mac is still perfectly fine.Silly people. I know which I'd prefer...



Don't talk such rot.

I'd consider the Dell XPS one instead of this since it comes with 2GB of ram and a bigger 320GB hard drive as standard as well and not suffering the usability problems of the iMac like having all the ports on the back. It is £800 at the moment but as it's dell you shouldn't have to wait long to get it for £750.

Buy it in the higher education store and take the 9% discount and the free 3 year warranty (which you really need for any computer). It is the best deal available and will beat the black Friday deal.

2.5% instant cashback if bought with an Egg card...

sorry but cold for me.

The Higher Education link is open to anyone and comes in at £702.65

store.apple.com/uk_…MDM

standard as well and not suffering the usability problems of the iMac … standard as well and not suffering the usability problems of the iMac like having all the ports on the back


This site is about deals, not personal preference, there are 1000s of forums to discuss that. We are here to simply find the best deal of any particular product.

"This site is about deals, not personal preference, there are 1000s of forums to discuss that. We are here to simply find the best deal of any particular product."

I completely agree. I'm tired of the whole IBM Compatible vs MAC p1ss1ing contest. Keep it out of here please.

Anyway, it's now sold out on Dixon's site.

store.apple.com/uk/…3MA
659.00 on apple refurb site.
these look like new and have a 12 months warranty

Ockingshay;3570155

sorry but cold for me.The Higher Education link is open to anyone and … sorry but cold for me.The Higher Education link is open to anyone and comes in at £702.65



All though I can follow the link, is it actually open to anyone.? Do they not need proof at some stage?

My girlfriend is a teacher at a secondary school, but we can only qualify for the £750.83 price as far as I can tell?

zebrum;3569972

Buy it in the higher education store and take the 9% discount and the … Buy it in the higher education store and take the 9% discount and the free 3 year warranty (which you really need for any computer). It is the best deal available and will beat the black Friday deal.



How do you get the 3 year free warranty? AppleCare is £44.65 on the 2nd page options list where you add more RAM or larger hard drive. Macs have the standard 12 month warranty I understand.

SOLD OUT NOW on Dixons website. Maybe poster needs to put this as expired.

Appmacguy;3570516

How do you get the 3 year free warranty? AppleCare is £44.65 on the 2nd … How do you get the 3 year free warranty? AppleCare is £44.65 on the 2nd page options list where you add more RAM or larger hard drive. Macs have the standard 12 month warranty I understand.



All (Higher) Education purchases come with 3 year warranty (which is not the same as Apple Care, as Apple Care is 3 year warranty plus other perks).

I put Higher in brackets as I believe that the warranty only comes with stuff bought from the Higher Education store and not the regular Education store. To qualift for HE store you've got to order it using your uni account. :thumbsup:

yimmie;3569080

Surely the argument "you can get a better pc for this price" is … Surely the argument "you can get a better pc for this price" is invalid... considering you'll have to buy 3 pc's after they all get viruses and break when the mac is still perfectly fine.



This is painfully, clearly a troll trying to start another Mac vs. PC war. Don't rise to it people.

For the benefit of readers who are not tech savvy but are thinking about buying a computer of any type: Macs are not immune to viruses, but neither PCs or Macs can be physically damaged by viruses. A virus will not BREAK your computer, you will not need to REPLACE your computer due to a virus.

But it might stop your computer working, till it gets cleaned up. Just like getting the flu, really. You might not go to work till you're better, but you don't kill yourself, and get someone else in to do your job!

Viruses can, in rare cases, cause you to lose files. You have much less chance, at the moment, of getting a virus with a Mac. If that's the number one thing you're worried about, a Mac is a good bet right now. I would advise you to do some research - and try to look at impartial sources!

Well Said ...

wild_quinine;3570855

This is painfully, clearly a troll trying to start another Mac vs. PC … This is painfully, clearly a troll trying to start another Mac vs. PC war. Don't rise to it people.For the benefit of readers who are not tech savvy but are thinking about buying a computer of any type: Macs are not immune to viruses, but neither PCs or Macs can be physically damaged by viruses. A virus will not BREAK your computer, you will not need to REPLACE your computer due to a virus. But it might stop your computer working, till it gets cleaned up. Just like getting the flu, really. You might not go to work till you're better, but you don't kill yourself, and get someone else in to do your job!Viruses can, in rare cases, cause you to lose files. You have much less chance, at the moment, of getting a virus with a Mac. If that's the number one thing you're worried about, a Mac is a good bet right now. I would advise you to do some research - and try to look at impartial sources!

wild_quinine;3570855

A virus will not BREAK your computer, you will not need to REPLACE your … A virus will not BREAK your computer, you will not need to REPLACE your computer due to a virus.



it is technically possible for a virus to damage hardware, but viruses have been more focused on profit than damage for years

JayBird;3571036

it is technically possible for a virus to damage hardware, but viruses … it is technically possible for a virus to damage hardware, but viruses have been more focused on profit than damage for years



I rewrote my original paragraph, which said 'It is not possible for a virus to damage hardware', because that wouldn't have been true.

However, there are really only two ways in which this can be done: by sending a software command which causes the hardware to physically damage itself, or by overwriting a flashrom/firmware/cmos causing the device to cease functioning.

The first is increasingly less possible, as management of functions that could cause hardware damage are more and more dealt with inside the device - there are no commands as such that you can send to do such a thing. The second is possible, but hard to pull off.

The reason I didn't mention this is the same reason you don't tell your kids 'Well there MIGHT be something in the closet, but its very unlikely.' You know damn well you kids aren't going to be able to think about anything else if you do.

In the same way, I generally wouldn't say that it was possible for virus software to damage hardware. Yes, certain interfaces between the two could be taken advantage of, but it is hard to do so, largely unprofitable, and stratospherically unlikely to happen.

For all intents and purposes the worst, last resort to dealing with a virus is wiping the disk and reinstalling your OS of choice. In the real world, viruses are not a hardware concern.

zebrum;3569972

Buy it in the higher education store and take the 9% discount and the … Buy it in the higher education store and take the 9% discount and the free 3 year warranty (which you really need for any computer). It is the best deal available and will beat the black Friday deal.



Are you currently studying in higher education? If not you should not be using this link. Apple will stop offering this to students if everyone keeps abusing it.

wild_quinine;3570855

This is painfully, clearly a troll trying to start another Mac vs. PC … This is painfully, clearly a troll trying to start another Mac vs. PC war. Don't rise to it people.For the benefit of readers who are not tech savvy but are thinking about buying a computer of any type: Macs are not immune to viruses, but neither PCs or Macs can be physically damaged by viruses. A virus will not BREAK your computer, you will not need to REPLACE your computer due to a virus.



For the benefit of readers who are not tech savvy, Macs are not immune to viruses but also have never had a virus in the past 8 years (i.e. since the 'new' Macs were first released). In the same timeframe, Windows has had thousands of viruses.

A virus will not BREAK your computer. It may not even have any adverse effects. However, it can easily be used to (a) retrieve personal information from your PC and (b) allow others to control your PC remotely, probably for malicious activity elsewhere.

I do agree the first post was a pro-Mac troll, and I wish it hadn't been posted in the first place, but let's be honest here - having a computer that can't get a virus by being online is a very good thing! Damaging the hardware can cost hundreds to replace, but dealing with identity theft or fraud is far far more hassle.

MAC all the way. Worked with PCs and MACs for years and got so sick of PCs slowing to a crawl, viruses, spyware etc etc. Upgraded our g5s at work to intel G5s so was lucky enough to take the old G5 home. Never had a virus, or any problem whatsoever, so those who say PCs are better have never actually used both systems over a long period. Having worked on both platforms everyday for 10+ years MAC are by far the best system.

Just waiting for a phone call from my old man swearing about something going wrong on his PC. LOL

belovedmonster;3570844

All (Higher) Education purchases come with 3 year warranty (which is not … All (Higher) Education purchases come with 3 year warranty (which is not the same as Apple Care, as Apple Care is 3 year warranty plus other perks).I put Higher in brackets as I believe that the warranty only comes with stuff bought from the Higher Education store and not the regular Education store. To qualift for HE store you've got to order it using your uni account. :thumbsup:



So that doesn't apply for personal purchases using education discount. For the 3 year warranty it has to be purchased by the educational establishment. AppleCare it is then for the majority.

Ockingshay;3570155

This site is about deals, not personal preference, there are 1000s of … This site is about deals, not personal preference, there are 1000s of forums to discuss that. We are here to simply find the best deal of any particular product.



That may have been the original intention of the site, I don't know, but now people are voting on the best deals for a catagory of product rather than on individual products, except for exceptional products that don't have any peers.

Bursiene;3572196

Just waiting for a phone call from my old man swearing about something … Just waiting for a phone call from my old man swearing about something going wrong on his PC. LOL



That's just computers in general, I regulaly have to help my parents with their iMac.

Bursiene;3572196

MAC all the way. Worked with PCs and MACs for years and got so sick of … MAC all the way. Worked with PCs and MACs for years and got so sick of PCs slowing to a crawl, viruses, spyware etc etc. Upgraded our g5s at work to intel G5s so was lucky enough to take the old G5 home.



Just a point to note - there's no such thing as an intel G5.

Appmacguy;3573224

So that doesn't apply for personal purchases using education discount. … So that doesn't apply for personal purchases using education discount. For the 3 year warranty it has to be purchased by the educational establishment. AppleCare it is then for the majority.



No. Not by an educational establishment, by anyone with a university account. Any student, or staff member.

wild_quinine;3573628

Just a point to note - there's no such thing as an intel G5.



Not only that, but he keeps calling it a MAC. It is not M.A.C it is Mac, as in Macintosh. He loves the thing but he doesn't know what it is called. :whistling:

wild_quinine;3573628

Just a point to note - there's no such thing as an intel G5.



Possibly he's referring to the Mac Pro, that looks physically similar/identical but different insides.

At least that's all I can think of :thinking:

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smallian;3570403

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/FB323B/A?mco=MjE0NjA3MA659.00 on apple … http://store.apple.com/uk/product/FB323B/A?mco=MjE0NjA3MA659.00 on apple refurb site.these look like new and have a 12 months warranty



That was a deal in itself. Sold out now.

Original deal still in stock at Dixons. Good call on the Egg cash back too!

Quick question - what's to stop someone buying a Mac (Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac etc) through the education store and hence getting the education discount i.e.:

store.apple.com/uk/…MjA

I added a Macbook to my basket from the education store, continued as if I was going to buy it and all I had to do was agree to the following:

Education Purchasing Agreement
by clicking on this check box, I represent that I have read and accept the terms and conditions and that I am a member of one of the defined groups, eligible to purchase and that the products being purchased direct from Apple Inc. are for the personal, education, and/or research use of a college student, faculty, or staff member.

So what's to stop me just lying and continuing to place the order with the discount?

belovedmonster;3575856

Not only that, but he keeps calling it a MAC. It is not M.A.C it is Mac, … Not only that, but he keeps calling it a MAC. It is not M.A.C it is Mac, as in Macintosh. He loves the thing but he doesn't know what it is called. :whistling:


tickedon;3576749

Possibly he's referring to the Mac Pro, that looks physically … Possibly he's referring to the Mac Pro, that looks physically similar/identical but different insides.At least that's all I can think of :thinking:



More pointless posting...

lmc;3578413

Quick question - what's to stop someone buying a Mac (Macbook, Macbook … Quick question - what's to stop someone buying a Mac (Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac etc) through the education store and hence getting the education discount i.e.: http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook?mco=MTE3MjAI added a Macbook to my basket from the education store, continued as if I was going to buy it and all I had to do was agree to the following:Education Purchasing Agreementby clicking on this check box, I represent that I have read and accept the terms and conditions and that I am a member of one of the defined groups, eligible to purchase and that the products being purchased direct from Apple Inc. are for the personal, education, and/or research use of a college student, faculty, or staff member.So what's to stop me just lying and continuing to place the order with the discount?



Nothing, it has been done by many people, many times before you

Ockingshay;3580986

More pointless posting...



I'm not sure that I agree with this.

Person A comes into the forums and strongly advises people who don't know much about computers to buy product X.

Those who do know something about computers can instantly recognise that Person A does not know what product X is, or what it is composed of, or why it might be better.

Do you not think that it is relevant to point out that Person A, who is offering buying advice, does not know his onions, and is therefore a less reliable source of information?

wild_quinine;3581289

I'm not sure that I agree with this. Person A comes into the forums and … I'm not sure that I agree with this. Person A comes into the forums and strongly advises people who don't know much about computers to buy product X. Those who do know something about computers can instantly recognise that Person A does not know what product X is, or what it is composed of, or why it might be better. Do you not think that it is relevant to point out that Person A, who is offering buying advice, does not know his onions, and is therefore a less reliable source of information?



another shockingly pointless post...

in this example:
the "reliablility of the source" is determined by the link that is posted, and the denouement of finding a better deal (if indeed there is one)

and NOT

whether the poster spells the iMac - MAC/M.A.C/MACINtosh etc, etc

nice try wild_quinine...

Ockingshay;3581968

another shockingly pointless post...in this example:the "reliablility of … another shockingly pointless post...in this example:the "reliablility of the source" is determined by the link that is posted, and the denouement of finding a better deal (if indeed there is one),



I don't particularly disagree with this. In theory that's what the site is particularly about, and that's what we should be discussing.

and NOTwhether the poster spells the iMac - MAC/M.A.C/MACINtosh etc, etc



But my point really was that the poster was giving some quite strong advice on which system to purchase, but displayed a fundamental lack of knowledge about it. Given that people do take advice from recommendations in these posts, I think it's worth pointing out when people who are offering advice aren't offering reliable advice.

If I told you that my Ford Fiesta was a great car, because it had a lot of house power, and was a fast colour - would that influence your buying decision? No, you'd recognise that my advice was based on misunderstanding or plain ignorance.

But if I told you that the new Zetec made for a snappy drive, even at 1.25L - you might be curious, and want to investigate further, because I haven't obviously shown that I have no knowledge of cars.

It's not always obvious to everyone when someone has no knowledge of computers, and there was nothing wrong with calling him out on it.
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