Apple.com Store Too Expensive? Alternatives?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Slade xTekno, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Slade xTekno macrumors newbie

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    I am interested in purchasing a Mac, but the only thing putting me off are the prices at the Apple.com Store. Is there another online store one would recommend?
     
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  3. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    i dont understand what you are looking for.....what is a back?

    EDIT: Beat me to it.
     
  4. Slade xTekno thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    nobody can really sell Apple products for more than $5 less than what Apple does. However amazon.com usually has pretty good deals. Unless you're a student...
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Alrighty then...that's an easier question to handle. :D

    If you don't qualify for any of Apple's discounts like the educational one and you want just a stock configuration with no upgrades, Amazon is often a good choice, as they tend to have $100-$150 rebates on some of the Macs.
     
  8. Slade xTekno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    < student
    Does that give me any special priveleges?
     
  9. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    you get a discount on most things on apple.com. its usually around 5%, which is pretty good if you are buying a new computer.
     
  10. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    1. apple refurb section offers nice discounts. my iMac 20" refurb is great.
    2. many states have a tax free day. check it out on your state and you could save another 5+%.
     
  11. serpent macrumors member

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    I've got a buddy who works at prob the largest online mac store, PM me for info

    Serpent
     
  12. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    It's actually as high as 10% depending on the item. For example, when I bought my 12" PowerBook, it was $200 off the normal $1799 price (I paid $1599), and that's an 11% discount.
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    On the right side usually (it moves around, but it's on one side or the other), towards the bottom of the store page, will be a link for educational discounts....
     
  14. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    There's probably a 100% discount at a home near you.

    If the price of the Mac and stuff is too much at the "Special Deals" section or through education, then theft is your only solution -- which is the only way to really get a good deal on a new Mac.
     
  15. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    This sounds really shady... if you're unsure of whether to buy from the site, you could make another post to see if it's a scam. Good luck with your purchase.

    There is also a student developer (or developer) discount that might interest you: http://developer.apple.com/membership/ . You have to pay a fee upfront to become a developer, but the discount is great afterwards (students only get the one.)
     

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