Apple finance and other ways get hold of a Mac
Yes, we admit Apple produce very good computers (with just very few exceptions): they are reliable, robust, easy to maintain, and when you buy one you can be sure that it will last for a long time. In our Mac Repair London Service we still occasionally receive Macs that are 7-8 years old, that require a minor repair or an upgrade, after which they are good to run yet another mile. However, buying one of those brand-new Macs may force you into an ascetic lifestyle for a while – those treats can be quite dear. Luckily, there are a few smart ways to get hold of one of those Apple’s masterpieces.
Apple Finance allows you to spread the cost over up to 24 months. However, it does not actually allow you to save money. Instead of quick painful operation are left with dull, but bearable pain for two years. Well, not exactly. The payment can be made in 6, 12, 18, and 24 months, but regardless of your choice, the fixed 14.9% (or flexible 17.9% for PayPal Credit) interest will be applied. Let’s do the maths: you can get a £1200-pound Mac paying only £57.60 per month for 24 months, overpaying £182.38. That is not bad at all. Get that delicious piece of cake right here and now and dilute your payment with time.
Apple Refurb Store
In case, if your reserves of patience are greater than your financial reserves, you might want to consider the options of reducing your spendings. Apple Refurb Store offers an opportunity to buy a refurbished Mac for a discounted price. Apple refurbished Macs may be returned (as the part of the standard sale-and-returns procedure, or faulty and repaired) or reconditioned (former demonstration models, Macs used in teaching programmes, and etc) devices. But what is important, is that they are indistinguishable from the brand-new models that you can buy from Apple Store. The prices for reconditioned Macs are typically 10-20% less than the original price.
Buying a refurbished Mac on eBay used to be a riskier business, but not now. As any other online retailer, eBay provides 14-day return policy, plus sellers may provide their own warranty independently. If you are buying from a trusted seller eBay purchase is no riskier than the one from the Apple Store. However, the prices for “like new” models may be reduced by as much as 40%. Read more on buying refurbished Mac here But how can we neglect the opportunity to mention your humble servant, Bits and PCs? There is plenty of products in our Online Store to fit any purpose and please you with a price.