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kp416
Oct 8, 2011, 09:36 PM
I think I am going to pull the trigger on a 13inch MBA. Since I live in a small town Best Buy is my only option for picking one up and having to tomorrow. Any reason I should order from Apple instead of Best Buy? I know I am assuming they will have one in stock for me to take home.

Also regarding Applecare, does it matter where I get that? Can I find it cheaper at other places?



AuroraProject
Oct 8, 2011, 09:48 PM
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The only reason for ordering from Apple would be a custom built system. If you are fine ordering base specs then Best Buy is a fine choice.
Apple care is available cheaper online, you just need to buy it sometime within a year of buying the Air.

elwood58
Oct 8, 2011, 10:28 PM
Best Buy usually does not have the maxed out units, just the basic configurations.

blevins321
Oct 8, 2011, 10:30 PM
Amazon is a popular choice for cheaper AppleCare. Also Apple Online if you can get the educational discount. Best Buy is good because of rewards points :). You get the same service from Apple regarding warranty. DON'T buy the Geek squad protection. They do not guarantee that you get Apple-certified parts in their repairs.

Vudoo
Oct 8, 2011, 11:40 PM
The other reason to buy from Apple is so you can sign up for their in store classes.

kp416
Oct 8, 2011, 11:51 PM
The other reason to buy from Apple is so you can sign up for their in store classes.

Too bad it is 2+ hours away..

Spacely
Oct 9, 2011, 12:19 AM
I was at Best Buy today and they advertised the 11" 4/128 GB for $1139, but did not have it in stock. The guy told me "The truck comes in Tuesday or Wednesday." After he saw me wandering around looking at peripherals and playing with the 13" for a while, he came back over and said he'd checked and none of the other local stores had it, but a city some 90 minutes away did. Then he started to give me the hard sell about "Since you're interested in buying a Mac, why not apply for our Best Buy credit card!" and I scooted out the door.

A local Mac store sold me one for $1149 and it was worth another $10 to buy local, anyway.

KylePowers
Oct 9, 2011, 12:37 AM
Bought my 11" in a tax-free state at a Best Buy when they had the student promo still going (assuming it has ended already). It was $1139 with a $100 gift card =)

Nevalika
Oct 21, 2011, 08:20 AM
"Since you're interested in buying a Mac, why not apply for our Best Buy credit card!"
well, at first it's better to review Best Buy Credit Card website (http://bestbuycreditcardonline.com/), before applying. But u can buy with MC or visa as well.