The Apple Store on London’s Regent Street is the perfect symbol of the company and products we’ve come to know and love: it’s gorgeous, shiny, enticing and impossible to ignore. For most people, it’s also a completely inconvenient place to buy a computer.* Luckily, there are plenty more options, because Macs are available these days from a greater variety of outlets than ever before.
So where should you shop, what should you choose, how can you buy it safely, and – perhaps the most topical issue here – is there any way to shave a few quid off that exquisitely typeset Apple Store price tag? Wonder no more, because in this article we open the doors to the world of Mac retailing and invite you to browse. Ground floor, perfumery, stationery and leather goods, wigs and haberdashery, kitchenware and state-of-the-art consumer electronics – going up…
Read the full article in MacFormat issue 219, on sale now.
*Although there are more and more Apple Stores elsewhere in the UK – not quite as swanky as Regent Street, but nice – not least the new one round my way.