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Apple Computer 15% off Saturday 30/3 at DSE

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Seen on TV, over This Wknd at DSE Apple Computer 15% off

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  • +1 vote

    wow, nice

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    I saw this in passing on TV this morning but wanted more info before I made a post…

    I may have heard wrong… But I THINK it's Saturday only?

  • +1 vote

    Damn, last week, I bargain with a staff for 15% off on air, the stupid manager refused and said they have never had such a low discount. So I went to Apple Store to buy it. It has the discount this Saturday, what a stupid liar!

    • +1 vote

      Well technically probably right, the most I have heard is 10%.

      So if 15% is right it is probably the best deal I have head of on Apple products.

      • +4 votes

        So if 15% is right it is probably the best deal I have head of on Apple products.

        All my Mac/Apple purchases over the past couple of years have been at 30%+ off, stacking 15-20% off sale prices with discounted gift cards and GST refunds (through the TRS). :P

        • +20 votes

          Why am I getting negged? :(((

          All I was doing was sharing a tip on how I managed to get significant discounts on all my Apple purchases (MBP, MBA and iPad 3) over the past couple of years!

          For example, if you bought DSE/WISH gift cards 3 months ago at 9% off (http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/86444) and have an international flight scheduled in the next 30 days (for 10% off with the TRS), your discount here would be roughly 30%, making it a particularly excellent deal.

          I wouldn't buy a Mac anymore without stacking discounts. Isn't that the OzBargain way?

        • +1 vote

          Totally agree with electronictomato!! best way to bargain is buy with discount and claim TRS!

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          Even better than TRS is salary packaging a MacBook where you get both GST back, and then your marginal tax rate (38.5%) off it. I wouldn't buy a MacBook (or iPad) any other way.

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          Hehe … fully agree …. but don't forget the interest on the money for 3 months … so it is less than 9% :-).

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          You think too far ahead, that's why! :)

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          If you work in IT and have a genuine need then it's perfectly legit. Depends on your employer.

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          You can package laptops you just can't claim depreciation.

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          …But wait a minute, in regards to claiming GST from the TRS when departing Oz, isn't the ATO Indian givers in that for something like a mac-pro, you would have to declare it on re-entry into Oz if less than 12 months overseas & thus virtually pay the GST back?
          Seems pretty pointless or do people just not bother declaring and risk getting the item confiscated by customs?

          Makes the whole exercise pointless if they expect you to give the money back.

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          Yeah, the TRS is a Tourist Refund Scheme. It's designed for tourists taking stuff out of our country. Because any testing to establish whether or not someone is a genuine tourist or not is invasive and a massive time & resource sink, they just do it based on whether or not the product is going to come back into the country.

          So you have to lie and say you're not bringing it back into the country and then hope they don't ping you on the way back in, which would lead to fines/fees and if they were really pissed off, fraud charges.

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          I would've thought they just had to look at your Oz passport to know you're not a tourist. Not invasive really.

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          It's that way to allow you to give gifts to people who aren't Australian/going to bring it back into the country.

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          I hazard a guess anybody that claims GST refund on departure rarely declare on re-entry. Probably extends to customs as well. They likely know everybody does it and turn a blind eye for one or two items. I hazard a guess they wouldn't be lenient to someone abusing it, like bringing a stack full of items in.

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          Indeed. But it's worth knowing that you have to work outside the rules to get it, and that there may be consequences (however unlikely).

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          If it's under the GST threshold ($1000) you don't need to declare and don't need to pay GST on way back in.
          I can't imagine many MacBooks being less than $1000

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      publish his photo!!haha

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      said they have never had such a low discount

      I'd have whipped out Google and showed him all the previous occasions they've had 15% off Macs! :P

      I believe the most recent occasion was May 26 2012: http://www.macpricesaustralia.com.au/2012/05/25/dse-mac-xxl/

      • +2 votes

        Yes, I remember they just did it a few weeks ago, on a specific type of air. They just said never heard. I was very unhappy about the lies and bought from Apple store finally at 10% off. I would buy at that price from any stores other than liars'.

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      As far as I am aware the staff don't have much room to move on apple products (i.e. none) unless there is a sale that has been released by the company.

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        No offence macduff, but that is the stock standard line retailers feed all consumers specially on highly desirable/selling items. IF that was the case, there is noway there would ever be a 15% discount, or even a 10%.
        Yes, employees may not be allowed to give discounts more than the retailer agreed 10% but fact is… they can.

        • +1 vote

          No offense taken, but I am an ex-employee (4+ years there) of a major electronic retailer in Australia and I have no reason to lie. Staff were not allowed to discount apple products by themselves, a sale had to be on and they could not change the percentage off. What ScottEh says below is how things work.

        • +1 vote

          Fair enough. +1 for you.

    • +2 votes

      The manager would have no idea about the upcoming sale. I used to work at DSE and with my current employer I know that at store level we don't find out about these types of sales until a day or two beforehand, sometimes even the morning the sale starts.

      If I were to do 15% off a Mac normally I'd have some serious explaining to do to my boss/area manager considering I would have just lost the company hundreds of dollars. Apple offers various kickbacks and incentives strictly during the advertised periods so that the retailer isn't selling them out at a loss.

      That and 15% off is a very rare event, it's usually 10% so them having it at 15% 4 months ago could easily have slipped their mind.

    • +1 vote

      Just refund your Mac at apple store. You have 14 days to do refund.

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        without any faults or problems? Can I claim refund?

        • +2 votes

          If it is applestore you have 14 days to change your mind

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          Only if you buy from apple store. Just say you change your mind and prefer windows

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          Great to know!

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          You can absolutely return it, no questions asked!

          In fact, Apple Stores will generally price-match too. There's a very good chance they'll process a return and happily sell the same machine (or another one, if you're a bit of a pedant ;-) ) back to you at the lower price.

          I'm an ex-Apple employee, and that was certainly always our policy when I was there.

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          prefer Windows LOL
          tell them Windows 8 much easier to use haha

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      if you bought it at Apple store just return it within the 14 days for a refund and buy a new one this weekend.

  • +2 votes

    does dick smith sell the macbook pro 13 inch retina display (base model)?

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    Does this include iPad?

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    As someone who used to work at a large retailer similar to Dick Smith that sold macs, the largest ever discount on current models possible was 10%. Anything more was only ever on a discontinued model. It was a clear loss on anything exceeding the 10% and no store that I could find would discount by more.

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    need more details.. any DSE staffs here?

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    This is first time I've ever seen blanket 15% … I wonder if there are any limitations (e.g. must buy Applecare) or something like that.

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      I bought my 27" iMac 3 years ago through DSE at 15% off, it is definitely not the 1st time…

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    If this is off the latest range of normal MacBook Pro (non retina)? Can anyone confirm

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    I saw the ad in the ACT. It says Apple Mac computers *excludes iPad

    That is all the info they give, I'm afraid.

  • +1 vote

    When has apple ever given students 15% off? The online student prices are generally 8%, probably less. The only added extra they do is free ipods or gift cards?

    15% off macs is AMAZING!

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    any idea if you can stack woolworths staff discount on top?

  • +1 vote

    Does anyone know if the Apple Store will match the 15% on this day? Would they do the 15% on the BTO too?

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      Definitely worth trying, but the last time I attempted to get the (Sydney) Apple Store to match a published discount (20% off on a retina MBP) the manager told me that the maximum he could do was 10%.

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    i would like to buy it if JB could beat this price by $50!
    otherwise i have to wait until travel overseas in July

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    Anyway they can do the 15% discount for the BTO/build to order 27" iMac? I need one with the Fusion drive (BTO)! Wonder if Apple will match the 15%?

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      My son works at Apple and I asked him and he said they would probably price match the 15% however would only do so on what Dick Smith had in stock to sell.

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    Wish it were on Apple computer accessories too….

  • +1 vote

    3 years ago, DSE had 15% off on apple computer, and it's on all the new models, and I went DJ, price matched, and apply DJ American Express card, and repay it in 12 months.

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    Anyone know if Myer will price match?

  • +1 vote

    Thinking of getting this iMac…

    http://dicksmith.com.au/product/XA1124/apple-imac-21-5-quot-...

    Can someone convince me not to?

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      Because its a Mac

      Nah jks (please dont shoot)

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      Should be good if you're happy with a 21.5" screen… looks like it comes with a bonus logitech boom box too which is nice!

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      Does it come with a free boom box tomorrow?

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        ring a store to check, it says ends 1/4, so not sure if that includes tomorrow

        i just got my boombox from them :-)

      • +1 vote

        Dear downvoters: did you not see his request for someone to try and convince him not to buy the Mac?

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          I know RIGHT! People are so quick to hit the neg button, we should lobby to get the OzBargain rules changed so that you have to justify your neg (not just get 5 a day freely), by the way I'll cancel out the neg with my POSITIVE POWER!

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          Ok, I'll convince him TO buy a Mac.
          Build quality (after all that's an Acer)
          OS X compared to Windows 8 (I guess some people like giant rainbow boxes?)
          Warranty process, pop into a Apple Store, compared to sending it away

          If you want best bang for buck, go for a cheapy Windows laptop. If you want a solid reliable laptop running a great unix based OS, buy a Mac.

        • +1 vote

          @ozf1, see the thread I started in the Suggestion forum some time ago http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/92128

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          Will do James101

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      Personally I would choose a Mac Mini. The new iMacs have their RAM soldered on, which means 8GB is the most you will get (without the BTO option which is expensive and not part of the sale anyway). With the Mini you can still access the HDD, add another or swap them out for an SSD in the future. You get to choose your own monitor and keep it when you upgrade to your next Mac/PC. Finally you can upgrade the MM's RAM to 16GB for under $100.

      By the way I don't think the mini boombox offer is available with the discounted Mac's (see the fine print).

      $764 or $594 (discount applied) 2.3 i7 or 2.5 i5, respectively.
      $75 Magic Trackpad
      $75 BT keyboard
      $200 Monitor
      TOTAL $1114 i7 or $944 i5.

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        Where's the fine print that mentions the boom box offer not available being available today?

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          on the fine print (it is on the dick smith newspaper ad) it states "not available with any other offer" i almost got one, but the manager came over and said it only applies if you dont get the 15% off…

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          I got the bonus boombox at my dick smith store.

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          Seems like you got lucky, they were out of stock of the store I went to so couldn't get it.

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          there is no fine print on the website
          i have a printout, with no fine print, only the end date

          if that is what they state on their website, then they can't do false advertising

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          the free boombox offer ends 1/4/13

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          i dont get the paper, only use the website
          so no fine print there

        • +1 vote

          just brought my receipt back in
          and picked up my boombox

          the website didnt have any fineprint :-)

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          i got my free boombox, thank you website :-)

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          i complained to customer service that i was denied… guess what i got a nice call from the store i bought mine from and was told to come in and pick one up as they were going to honour the deal. I saw the email customer service sent them and was basically telling the manager to honour the deal "By the end of COB" i assume that meant close of business.

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