Changing the Way We Buy Tech

David Hardy

Buying tech can seem like a minefield. In fact it can leave some people feeling like they are the only ones that don’t understand quite how to find what they are looking for. We are all led to believe that larger companies offer a better service, prices and quality. CheshireMacs are here to change the way people buy tech and are setting new standards for the world of refurbished Macs.

Rest assured that our service, prices and quality are some of the main focuses for our work ethic. It isn’t good enough just to have the products to sell. Refurbished Macs and refurbished MacBooks are sought after. But people want to buy from companies who can offer competitive pricing as well as a great service.

Our Process:

Each device that we sell is inspected and tested by our expert technicians. Our inspection procedure is comprehensive and exhaustive. It is important that we take our time to examine every element of the device in order to move it onto the next stage.

We work to check the screen and make sure there are no damaged pixels or issues with brightness, lines or blurriness. The device is also checked for imperfections such as scratches, dents or defects so that it can be appropriately graded.

Any issues or areas of concern will be thoroughly replaced, cleaned or sorted so that we have the confidence each element is working at its best.

The device is then thoroughly cleaned by hand. We restore the factory settings and confirm the grading that the device will be sold at. This process helps to define the cost at which the device will sell for.

We may be a smaller company, but we have large aspirations to change the way in which people buy tech. Our team will always go the extra mile and create a service that is hard to beat. Get in touch with any questions you have on 01625 415088.

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Our overview of the Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch 2019

David Hardy

One of our bestsellers is the 16-inch MacBook pro 2019, it's a brilliant, versatile machine suitable for a variety of uses and with a good sized screen for photo editing and video editing.

Take a look at our video below which highlights a few key points.

 

We always stock a number of these as they are so popular - take a look here.

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Need Reassurance?

"I’m very pleased with my purchase of a MacBook, the product was as described & dispatched the next day after ordering. It arrived by courier & I was kept informed of expected delivery. From my experience I would recommend this company." - Kim

CheshireMacs are a reputable and trustworthy company. When it comes to quality of repair and our dedication to customer service, we are proud to say that our reputation for excellence precedes us. Our team specialise in the repair and sales of Apple products. We have over 20 years of experience to our name, we know exactly how to exceed our customers’ expectations.

All of our refurbished Macs come with a 12-month hardware warranty. Our refurbished Apple computers are all fully inspected and tested by our skilled technicians. This ensures quality and peace of mind.

Need Advice?

If you would like more advice on which Mac would best suit your needs, please don't hesitate to contact us - we have an online chat on the website, you can call us or email us, or if you're local drop in! We will always go above and beyond to make sure you receive the best possible service.

 

 

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Photoshop - Which Macs Are Compatible?

David Hardy
Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard tool for working with digital images of any kind.
 
Photoshop has a tremendous breadth of uses in various industries ranging from photographers to graphic artists. The program is so flexible, it is is used for both adjusting photographs and creating graphic elements.
 
We are often asked which Macs are suitable for use with Photoshop.
 
The minimum recommended specs for Macs are 8GB RAM, OS Big Sur or later (2014 onwards). Graphics Card - GPU with Metal support or
1.5 GB of GPU memory.
 
The recommended specs for heavy use are macOS Big Sur (version 11), 16 GB RAM or more and a Graphics Card with GPU with Metal support
4 GB of GPU memory for 4k displays and greater.
 
The storage for both is very much dependent on how many pictures you want to store but you can also get an external hard drive.
 
This means all of our 14, 15 and 16 inch MacBook Pro's, most of our 27 inch iMacs and the 21 inch iMacs from 2017 with 4K Display are compatible.
 
🔗 To head to our compatible Macs, click the link https://cheshiremacs.com/collections/photoshop
 
Currently with 5% off using the code 5OFFXMAS and for purchases up to £1000 you can spread the cost with Klarna across 3 months.
 
Shop Now with confidence with our 5 star TrustPilot RatingFree Delivery and 12 Month Warranty.
 

Need Reassurance?

“Great communication from this company after I made a mistake putting in my delivery address. They called me within a few hours to double check and sorted it out straight away. Super quick postage and item was brand new as described! Thanks” – Josh H

“It has been a pleasure to deal with Dave at Cheshire Macs. His advice, professional knowledge and customer focused manner resulted in me purchasing a refurbished IMac 24". It was described as 'as new' and it was exactly that. In fact the only difference between it, and a brand new one, was about £700. Highly recommended for their honest approach, exemplary service, careful packing and prompt next day delivery. Thank you, I am very impressed.” - Pat

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Serato - Which Macs are suitable?

David Hardy

Serato is now supporting Ventura!

Another frequently asked question is which Macs are compatible with Serato DJ software.

Up until the last couple of weeks Serato was not compatible with the newest Mac OS Ventura, however this is now resolved.

The system requirements for Serato are 8GB RAM, 15GB available disk space, Intel Core i5 or higher or Apple M1/M2 and OS Big Sur (11) or higher (2014 onwards).

High performance specifications:
For demanding tasks like low latency scratching, live streaming, mixing with three or more decks, or using Serato Video

2018 or later, Intel Core i9 or Apple M1/M2, 16GB RAM or higher, 15GB available disk space, Video Memory 4GB or 14-core GPU or higher.

MacBook Pro 14 and 15 inch models are perfect for this as they are of a portable size and you can get some great systems on them.

Here are some recommendations from us -  https://cheshiremacs.com/collections/serato

If you still need some help choosing we have an online chat option on our website or you can call or message us here!

What do our clients think?

“The detailed advice was exceptionally helpful as I had no idea what I really needed, I knew what I wanted the laptop for but I didn’t know what would be best and the advice given was so helpful it made the choice easy. Extremely happy with the service.” – Mike Lavin

CheshireMacs are a reputable and trustworthy company. When it comes to quality of repair and our dedication to customer service, we are proud to say that our reputation for excellence precedes us. Our team specialise in the repair and sales of Apple products. We have over 20 years of experience to our name, we know exactly how to exceed our customers’ expectations.

All of our refurbished Macs come with a 12-month hardware warranty. Our refurbished Apple computers are all fully inspected and tested by our skilled technicians. This ensures quality and peace of mind.

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CheshireMacs; What our Customer’s Think

David Hardy

At CheshireMacs, we work hard to offer the best quality refurbished Apple computers. Our refurbished Apple Mac computers go through a really rigorous process from start to finish to ensure that every refurbished product will perform just as buying from new. The great thing about this is that it saves you money as well as giving you peace of mind.

Reviews of CheshireMacs:

“Fantastic company. received laptop within 24 hours of placing order. very competitive price. it was described as grade A but was actually like brand new. absolutely delighted with whole experience. did phone them with a couple of questions and the customer service was really excellent. cannot recommend highly enough.” Terence Cook

“Spot on service with no hassle’s, iMac received next working day well packed and working smoothly. Can highly recommend this company.” Malcolm Jackson

“The ordering process on line was very easy to follow and I found the staff at Wilmslow always very helpful.” Mary Fernaly

“Staff really helpful..was able to view the computer in the showroom and get helpful advice.” Janet Bailey

“Quick delivery and helpful staff when contacted. Very much liked that it was easy to contact the company direct.” Duncan Bourne

“Great purchase of a new Apple MacBook pro. Lynsey and Dave went out of their way to make this purchase work, gave me a great price. 10/10 for cheshire macs - Extremely happy with my new Mac. Happy to recommend Cheshire Macs.” Joel Chant

These are just some of our most recent reviews on Trustpilot. This is an independent review platform that’s open to everyone. Clients are able to share their experiences to help others make better choices. Rich insights help businesses like ours to improve the experiences they offer.

When you buy your refurbished Apple Mac from us, you can do so with 100% confidence. Get in touch today on 01625 415088.

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🔥 Black Friday Deals Now Live On All Apple Macs 🔥

David Hardy

Our Black Friday Deals are now live! 

We have deals running as a presale this week which is proving very popular so if you have your eye on anything, now is the time to hit buy! Don't delay as stock is moving very quickly.

Black Friday is popular across the country, in particular when it comes to tech!

There are great deals to be had and because our prices are competitive all year round, with the added Black Friday Discount you really are getting a bargain! 

As always we have our 12 month warranty on all of our MacBooks, iMacs and Mac Mini's to give you extra peace of mind.

Read out Excellent TrustPilot Rating here - https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/cheshiremacs.com

Use the code 10BF at checkout this week only! 

https://cheshiremacs.com/collections/all

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Why Should I Choose a Mac?

David Hardy

If you are wondering whether you should choose a Mac over a PC, then join the debate. There are never-ending views as to whether MacBooks and iMacs are a better alternative to PC’s. You will get some people that feel fiercely about their opinion. You will also get those who are willing to listen to both sides.

The following information has been put together to allow you to make an informed decision on what is best for you as an individual.

Are Macs a more cost-effective solution in the long run?

You may find some that argue that the cost of purchasing a Windows PC does cost less. However, a better-rounded identifier would be to evaluate other elements such as the residual value after you sell it or trade it in and how long you are able to keep it. As a direct comparison, you will likely get much more for your Mac.

Are Macs simpler to purchase?

A lot of our clients discuss the complexity of buying a PC. They feel like there is too much choice. Not only in makes, models, speeds and sizes but also in terms of other alternatives. This all seems ok if you understand the jargon. However, if, like most it becomes daunting then you will likely side with those who feel it is easier to narrow down your search with a Mac. Our friendly staff are on hand to help you find the best solution for you. No pressure and no hard sales, just friendly advice.

Have Macs got the edge on Virus Control?

Some would say that if you look into it that Apple has gained more ground on virus control that Microsoft. Comparatively, Mac users still seem to be living with less viruses, malware and spyware. Generally, Mac users often say that it is much less of a problem than those using Windows.

Are Macs more Stylish?

Macs are instantly recognisable. They have style and elegance, and their quality is second-to-none.

The list really does go on. There are so many comparative elements, and the truth is that you have to find the best solution for you. Refurbished Macs are another alternative to finding a cost-effective solution. You can find out more information on our guide to buying a refurbished Mac here.

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Making Owning a Mac Affordable

David Hardy

A Mac computer has an incredible reputation for being the best out there. There are many reasons for this, and we are proud of this fact. Whether you are running a busy family home or want to branch out professionally, we will have the perfect solution for you.

If you need help, our staff are able to support you through a checklist of items. This offers you confidence and assurance that your selection is the absolute best alternative for you.

Buying a Refurbished Mac

Do you need a new Mac for photo editing? We have a large range of Macs that will work perfectly with Capture One Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and many other imagery programmes. You also have the assurance that your refurbished Mac will work with any other software that you may use.

What Benefits Can We Offer?

  • We offer refurbished Macs that don’t break the bank
  • We are able to offer free next day delivery
  • CheshireMacs have a 5-star rating on Trustpilot. These are independent reviews of clients who have used our company.
  • Klarna is available to spread the cost of your new purchase
  • We offer excellent customer service, without exception
  • Your purchase is backed by a 12-month warranty
  • We can offer a student discount should this be applicable

Further to this, an element that sets us apart from our competition is our friendly team. We all share a real passion for what we do and building a company that serves our clients well. This may be in the form of helping with a quick question or supporting someone through the purchasing process. No question is a silly question, and we work hard to ensure you are confident in your purchase selection.

Got a question? Need help with buying a new Mac? Call today on 01625 415088.

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Refurbished Macs; is this a niche market?

David Hardy

It is interesting to consider the question as to whether refurbished Macs are a niche market. A niche is defined as “a specialized segment of the market for a particular kind of product or service.” There are certainly different ways to look at this. At CheshireMacs, we provide the highest-quality service. When it comes to quality of repair and our dedication to customer service, we are proud to say that our reputation for excellence precedes us.

However, to make the assumption that customers looking for refurbished Macs are a niche market underestimates the intelligence and growth prospects of this particular market. Why is this? Clients that use our services are not just looking for a cheaper alternative. There are a range of reasons why they feel a refurbished iMac or MacBook is what they are looking for. Furthermore, our clients are likely to have invested time into finding both the correct product for their needs as well as the right Company.

The trick to expanding this market, which may have at one time been considered niche, is education. Providing our existing and potential future clients with information allows them to make informed decisions.

Refurbished Macs – Education is key

It is really important that our clients know that our refurbished Apple Mac computers go through a rigorous process from start to finish. This ensures that every refurbished product will perform just as buying from new. Saving you money as well as giving you peace of mind.

Furthermore, all of our refurbished Mac computers come with a 12-month hardware warranty. Nothing leaves our store until it has been checked, checked and checked again. This means that when you buy your refurbished Apple Mac from us, you can do so with 100% confidence.

We are extremely proud to see the huge growth of this market. With over 20 years’ experience we have worked hard to provide valuable information about our products while offering a friendly and professional service. Have you got questions about buying a refurbished Mac? Please get in touch today.

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