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dmunz
Mar 24, 2011, 02:51 PM
I'd kind of like to get one and Best Buy always has an 18 month no-interest deal going on but I've never seen the 4GB versions in the store or on-line. Is there any chance they will get them?

I know others have no interest deals, but I already have a Best Buy card and don't want to open another account.

TIA
DLM



gglockner
Mar 24, 2011, 03:00 PM
Doubtful. I'm not aware of a case when Best Buy had custom configurations of any Macs.

oakie
Mar 25, 2011, 05:12 AM
no.

the RAM and processor options are BTO/CTO options, and thus only available from Apple. some authorized retailers simply order the BTO devices for retail sale or order direct using a "drop ship" type sales system, but it has to be ordered specifically as they're not catalogue items. since it's not a catalogue item, Best Buy will never opt to carry them.

i spent time as a district supply manager for BB during the time when BB and Apple worked out their retail agreement, and BTO products were specifically "off the table" so Apple could maintain the upperhand on BB's sales.

rav16
Mar 26, 2011, 02:56 PM
i got mine from macmall with 4gb ram , pls go on apple insider u will get a list of all apple resellers there great price and no shipping and tax to most of the states.