In what seems a particularly mean spirited manner Apple have withdrawn their standard 5% Business Reduction on Retina MBP in UK.
This is normally offered to business customers via Apple stores and online representatives.
Whilst this is not a huge discount for loyal customers it is a welcome one in the current depressed marketplace and its withdrawal on the grounds that ' this is a very sought after product' is particularly unwelcome.
We have just received this discount on a new MacBook Air and on setting up a Retina mbp order I was informed that it had been withdrawn for this product.
I wonder if this situation is mirrored in the US or other marketplaces?
Mac rumours reported on the 24th June that 'Apple last week also launched new employee hardware discounts of $500 off of a Mac or $250 off of an iPad, on top of existing 25% employee discounts'
Whilst I can't begrudge rewarding hard working Apple store employees it would be nice to see the company maintaining it's largesse to long serving and extremely loyal customers.