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Old Oct 20, 2008, 01:29 PM   #1
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Advantages to buying at Apple Store vs. amazon or best buy or MacMall???

Looking to buy 1st mac in a long long time. An aluminum MacBook. What are the advantages to buying at the Apple corporate stores vs online or big box stores?

I am hoping to take advantage of the 12 month 0% offerings at Amazon or Best Buy, but won't if there are compelling reasons to buy at the Apple Store.

-Will I get the same treatment for warranty/defective exchanges?

-Are the free classes still available if you didn't buy at the apple store?

-Genius bar assistance?

-Migration of files from PC to Mac assistance?

-Any other things I'm not thinking of?
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 01:48 PM   #2
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Looking to buy 1st mac in a long long time. An aluminum MacBook. What are the advantages to buying at the Apple corporate stores vs online or big box stores?

I am hoping to take advantage of the 12 month 0% offerings at Amazon or Best Buy, but won't if there are compelling reasons to buy at the Apple Store.

-Will I get the same treatment for warranty/defective exchanges?

-Are the free classes still available if you didn't buy at the apple store?

-Genius bar assistance?

-Migration of files from PC to Mac assistance?

-Any other things I'm not thinking of?
it's exactly the same.
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 08:43 PM   #3
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it's exactly the same.
if you don't have Apple ADC account.
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 08:44 PM   #4
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I got mine at best buy because of the 24 month financing, plus the reward zone points.
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 08:48 PM   #5
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Well, I bought mine at the Apple Store for the service. My personal experiences with Best Buy and Amazon frestruates me sometime especially Best Buy. Best Buy's service doesn't seem right and you don't really feel like you're being treated the right way. If you have any questions about anything, they usually don't know much about them, since they wouldn't be working there if they were a tech genius. Amazon, sometimes they don't ship things at all or they ship it late.
When I want to buy Apple Products, I usually go directly to the retail stores, because I can get my questions answered. Employees in the store have been trained to know about their products, so they can answer any question. You also feel apart of the store, because they give you a warm welcome while other stores just let you walk in.
If you dont buy from the Apple Store, you can still enjoy those benefits except for the migration, because they do that when you actually purchase it. Other than that, you can still enjoy the workshops, genius bar, personal shopping stuff and everthing else.
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