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    Thinking of buying an iPad at Argos??
    If you are thinking of buying an iPad or even an iPad 2 at an Argos store, please heed my advice.
    They may have a brilliant pricing structure and offer bargains on their web pages. You may even check stock on-line and reserve one for pick-up at your local store.

    But, before you set off on the 60 minute drive, (as we almost did on Saturday) telephone the actual store that you have reserved it at. When you get to speak to a person, get their name (you MUST do this) and try to get to speak to a manager or supervisor. Get their name as well. Ask them to confirm that the specific iPad that you have reserved is in stock and ready to be collected from their store within 2 hours. Give them the Reservation number to check.
    We did that, having used the web to reserve a white, 32gb iPad 2 only to find that, in reality, there were no iPads of any kind in the shop at all.
    Take care and don't waste petrol.
    The trouble with letting people like me loose on the interweb with a debit card is that I now have the latest Mac Mini Aluminium running at 2.4 GHz with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, 320 HDD and OS X 10.6.5 all wired up to a 70" LED screen ...... And not the faintest idea of how to use it.

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    A simpler method: is the store an Authorized Apple Reseller? Yes/No?

    If No, move along, nothing to see here.

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    Why'd my post get deleted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    A simpler method: is the store an Authorized Apple Reseller? Yes/No?

    If No, move along, nothing to see here.
    That's not really relevant to the OP's post...

    And, as regards Argos, it's a well-known catalogue-with-store-pick-up retail chain here in Britain. They are authorised resellers (the Apple gear they sell comes straight from Apple, not via a third party), but being a generic retail store they're not premium resellers - so you'll not get an Apple Store level of quality in service & support - the support you'll get from them will amount to little more than your statutory rights; meaning you'll have to purchase AppleCare from Apple anyway, making it a bit pointless to buy from them...

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    Well...you just reiterated his post..

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    never heard of argos. must be a Europe thing. ive always wondered if this type of thing happened with microcenter and their 999 mac pros

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    Quote Originally Posted by safarisurfer View Post
    never heard of argos. must be a Europe thing.
    It's just a British company, they don't even have it in mainland Europe...

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    I was aware of what Argos was (used to live in the UK), but was not aware that they are Apple Authorised resellers now, so I apologise if my post wasn't helpful.

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