If your new year’s resolution is all about sticking to a strict budget, then you may well be feeling the pinch! The good news is, you don’t have to let go of the dream of getting your hands on your favourite Apple product just yet! At iStore, we offer more than one affordable way to buy iPads, iPhones or Macs as well as some awesome accessories to go with them. Here are your options:
Visit your nearest Factory Shop
Yes, you read that right! iStore currently has four Factory Shop outlets where you can purchase a variety of products like iPhones, iPads, Macs and handy accessories at reduced prices. The products sold at the Factory Shop are one of the following:
Open box - these are basically brand new.
PLG - this is a previously loved device that has been refurbished by Core Group.
CPO - this is a certified pre-owned device which has been refurbished by Apple.
For more info on the differences between these types of devices check out this article here.
The exciting part is that more products are added to the Factory Shop daily. To find out what is currently available, all you need to do is request a daily price list by emailing [email protected]. May have a link that can be used that will show stock on a page. Will come back to you on this
The Factory Shops are at locations at the following iStores:
iStore Somerset West
If none of the above stores are close to you, then we offer the option of having your product sent to the iStore nearest to you. To request this, send an email to [email protected].
Pay your device off with your iStore Card
If you are purchasing a new device, another more affordable way to do so is with your iStore Card. In a nutshell, you can pay off your iPhone, iPad or Mac over 12 or 24 months at a reduced interested rate. There are no monthly service fees for the first 12 months after which you will pay a low R30pm. As an iStore Card holder, you also get to know about product launches, exclusive deals and any other great offers at iStore first.
You can apply for your iStore Card online right from the comfort of your own home by clicking here. You need to be over 18 and under the age of 65. You also need to have a valid South African ID. To work out what your Apple device is going to cost you every month, use this handy calculator on our website.
Pay your device off monthly on a contract
At iStore we offer cellular contracts on iPhones, iPads and Macs on three major networks - MTN, Vodacom and Telkom. We have a nifty filter (which you will find here) that’s there to help you select a package that suits your needs perfectly and makes your device affordable for you.
So why buy from iStore?
We protect your device
Aside from having a ton of options when it comes to getting your hands on an Apple product, iStore also offers you that cherry on top and it’s called iCare Plus. It’s available for any new iPad and iPhone and it’s all about providing the best protection for the device you love so much! iCare Plus extends the warranty coverage by two years from the original purchase date of your iPad or iPhone and adds one incident of accidental damage coverage like a cracked screen*. For your Mac, you can buy an iCare Extended Warranty which extends your warranty coverage to three years from the original date of purchase. To find out more, click here.
As of 25 January 2018, we now offer Apple Authorised screen repairs. What this means is that as an Apple Premium Reseller, iStore is able to do a screen repair for you with genuine Apple parts that is Apple-certified. For more info on pricing and how to book, click here.
We offer free training and tech support
At iStore, we offer a comprehensive range of training so that you can get the most out of your device. If you’re an iStore customer, it’s completely free. It’s also super easy to book. Click here and book your session of choice at an iStore nearest to you.
If you’ve encountered some technical difficulties, or you just need a little guidance then we’re happy to help. When you buy from iStore you have access to free technical support which would normally cost you up to R450 per session. Again, it’s quick and easy to book. Make sure you avoid the wait by clicking here.
The accidental handling damage incident is subject to a service fee of up to R1600 (dependent on iPhone model).
So now you see, not only are there affordable ways for you to purchase an Apple product, you also get excellent training, great service and advanced technical support. 2018 is starting to look pretty good right?