iMac 21.5" 3.06ghz i3 4gb Ram 500gb hard drive £850.50 @ Dixons Travel
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iMac 21.5" 3.06ghz i3 4gb Ram 500gb hard drive £850.50 @ Dixons Travel

£850.50
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Found 21st Nov 2010
As in the title, this iMac is £999 on the Apple website, if you are traveling through an airport or know anyone working at an airport that has a dixons travel they are selling these for £850.50, which is a huge saving, I bought one from Manchester Airport, Official Apple Specs are as follows

# 3.06GHz Intel Core i3
# 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
# 500GB Serial ATA Drive
# ATI Radeon HD 4670 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM
# 8x double-layer SuperDrive
# Apple Wireless Keyboard (British) & User's Guide (English)
# Magic Mouse

Note. this is the newer mid 2010 model, and within 30 days of purchase you have an option to purchase ilife 11 for only £6.95 via apple ilife website,

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I suppose this thread will descend into the usual Mac v. PC argument, but £150 off the RRP can't be sniffed at. Good price! I'd be tempted if I had access to an airport.

Although I think you mean 21.5", not 2.15"!

2.15"

Original Poster

Right you both are, title edited

You could always buy a £1 Ryan Scare or Cheesy jet flight, take only "cabin" baggage and then miss your flight.

Buy your item and then go home dissapointed at not going to see Granny

What about VAT and import duty? Or is there none?

Original Poster

Nope, no duty, vat is included in the price, Dixons Travel is not a duty free tax free store. I just paid £850.50, I do work at the airport but we are not lucky enough to get any discount at Dixons so the price is as is for everyone

I bought the same model at Heathrow. Dixons just basically gives you a 17.5% off all stock at its airport shops. Of course, the Dixons RRP might be a tad higher than Amazon/Play etc, but on rarely discounted goods like Apple, it's always worth a look. I try to buy my Apple stuff there whenever possible and Dixons has been running this deal for years now.

If you are flying to an EU destination, the airport might hold the goods for you to pick up on your return. This is the case at the Heathrow branches. If you are flying to a non-EU destination, you have to collect the goods at purchase or pay £5 to have them delivered.

Goods normally have to be in stock at any time from the start to the return of your journey or you won't be allowed to buy them, but the new website indicates that you can reserve a purchase up to a week in advance of your departure.

Dixons Tax Free

Edited by: "spraint" 21st Nov 2010

Original Poster

Very True about the Dixons / Apple Prices, I also bouth the magic trackpad with mine and it was £56 instead of £60 and Apple TV was only £94 instead of £99, software seems a little cheaper too

Badjase

Nope, no duty, vat is included in the price, Dixons Travel is not a duty … Nope, no duty, vat is included in the price, Dixons Travel is not a duty free tax free store. I just paid £850.50, I do work at the airport but we are not lucky enough to get any discount at Dixons so the price is as is for everyone



I thought you had to show your passport and boarding card when buying anything from an airport shop.... can employees buy for the same price as travelers then? surely the security clamp down on this or dixons cover the VAT on behalf of the employees? the government doesn't like loopholes.

Also, do these stores sell Canon 5d camera's? I am looking to buy one and 17.5% off £2500 would be worth booking a cheap weekend getaway to get it cheaper

Original Poster

thekudos

I thought you had to show your passport and boarding card when buying … I thought you had to show your passport and boarding card when buying anything from an airport shop.... can employees buy for the same price as travelers then? surely the security clamp down on this or dixons cover the VAT on behalf of the employees? the government doesn't like loopholes.Also, do these stores sell Canon 5d camera's? I am looking to buy one and 17.5% off £2500 would be worth booking a cheap weekend getaway to get it cheaper




Yes you do have to show your boarding card, airport staff have to show their Airport i.d and also have valid reason to be airside, i.e already working airside, airport staff can buy anything airside as long as its not duty free goods, i.e Cigs and Alcohol, Perfumes and Aftershaves etc are permitted. I can let you know about a price on the camera when im next in work which is in a couple of days.

Good deal and good to know thanks! - still bloody expensive tho! haha

Badjase

Yes you do have to show your boarding card, airport staff have to show … Yes you do have to show your boarding card, airport staff have to show their Airport i.d and also have valid reason to be airside, i.e already working airside, airport staff can buy anything airside as long as its not duty free goods, i.e Cigs and Alcohol, Perfumes and Aftershaves etc are permitted. I can let you know about a price on the camera when im next in work which is in a couple of days.


illegitimi_uk's idea of getting a cheap single RyanAir ticket for £6 or £8 is a good idea. Just go back out with the goods and say you changed your mind about the flight. Great saving if you can get 17.5% off.


Edited by: "pet2000" 22nd Nov 2010

is this an ipad with a stand or something else?

Original Poster

Its a nice 21.5 inch display with a wireless keyboard and mouse, i see where you got ipad from though, apple are keeping everything similar
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