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    Question about buying instore before splashing the cash!

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    Question about buying instore before splashing the cash!
    Hi Everyone.

    I previously have had a PowerBook G4 but didnt get on with it. That was then, this is now.

    So.... I dont have 900 in cash at the moment I realise you can get credit at these stores. Thats all good. However if I drop down to the store, can I get configured with 2GB RAM because I really dont want to have to bin 1 GBs woth or RAM so to speak.

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    Question about buying instore before splashing the cash!
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    They will have to order it if you're configuration isn't in store as is. You don't mention *what* you're going to buy, but guessing it's a notebook, you prolly won't get it right away. If it's a Mac Pro, they might be able to build it for you.
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    Question about buying instore before splashing the cash!

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    Doh Good point yogi. Being skint, I was gonna go for a macbook, the white base model as I really cant be bothhered paying £150 extra for 200 MHz and a DVD writer. I may just hold off a few months and pay cash!

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    Question about buying instore before splashing the cash!
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    Not sure if it was during Christmas or not, but during one of my trips to the Apple store they mentioned that they had a few of their most popular custom configurations ready for in-store purchase. I think they had a config with extra RAM, or a bigger hard drive. It's worth a call to the store to find out, in any case.
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    Question about buying instore before splashing the cash!
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    I got my MBP with more RAM in the store. After I payed for the book they opened my MBP, put in the extra 1GB RAM and the upgrade was even cheaper than getting it in an online store...

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    Question about buying instore before splashing the cash!

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    Well Chaps, thanks for that. However 2 things:

    Times change. Just sold one of my websites for $6000, so do i go PowerBook and secondly the RAM is a LOT cheaper from Crucual. Basically for half the price of the 2GB upgrade on Apple site, I can get the same from Crucual.

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    Question about buying instore before splashing the cash!
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    Yes Apple keeps a policy of storing popular configurations. They usually offer a better price for them as well. I can say this because I could've gotten my iMac from Amsterdam in 3 days, but I wanted an English OS X and with a Swiss keyboard which, for some reason (don't ask, sounds illogical to me to), they had to import it from Shanghai.
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    Question about buying instore before splashing the cash!

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    if you already have a computer with enough RAM in it, you could just swap the RAM over to your Mac.

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    Question about buying instore before splashing the cash!

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    You probably shouldn't be doing that, the RAM used in your mac may be a different type than your current computer (Then you wouldn't be able to use the old computer, anyway!)

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