Apple Store

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MyLittleRiley, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. MyLittleRiley macrumors newbie

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    I am about to order a White MacBook 2GB/120GB hard drive from the online store. I was wondering, if the Apple Stores normally have these type of MacBooks in stock? If they do, I drive down and buy it tomorrow instead of waiting weeks to receive it from the online store. I have never been to an Apple Store before and the one that is 45 minutes away is not in a very good neighborhood.

    Thanks!
    Marissa
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not trying to sound mean, but can't you try calling that store and asking before you make the drive?
     
  3. MyLittleRiley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are not being mean. :)

    I tried calling and it only goes to an automated voice that tell you the directions and hours of operation.

    I was not sure if Apple Stores normally have a range of MacBooks, or just the basic configurations.
     
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    That's very odd... there's almost always an option to speak w/ a human. :p

    I dunno for your specific store, but the Apple stores 'round here only carry the 'stock' configurations.
     
  5. MyLittleRiley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought it was strange too.

    Thank you very much! I will order mine online. :)
     
  6. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    Listen to the Automated Voice, it will tell you press a number which will connect you to someone at the store. The Apple Store near me its "5".

    I have a hard time believeing the Apple Store is in a bad area, I have never seen one that wasn't in a affluent area
     
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  8. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    order online. they only carry stock configurations in store and any upgrades are more expensive.

    here's my basis for the latter part of that statement: i wanted to buy a stock 2.0Ghz 17" iMac but add 2GB of RAM at the store. the Apple Store people told me the 2x1GB set of RAM would cost $600 as opposed to $175 online because the online store keeps the extra RAM whereas in the store they don't. sorry for the awkward explanation - i can't seem to find any better way to put it.
     
  9. McGarvels macrumors 6502

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    You evidently haven't heard of the Chula Vista Apple Store in San Diego.

    [EDIT]: Evidently Apple heard your comment because I just checked and the Chula Vista Store is no longer in business! LOL

    [EDIT 2]: I am delusional and realized that it's still there, it's the Otay Ranch one. Regardless Chula Vista = bad area
     
  10. bbergie macrumors regular

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    I'd go online, too. The delivery time is actually pretty fast, even if you opt for standard shipping. I doubt that you'll wait weeks––a fear you outlined in your opening comment. In fact, it may arrive as early as the next day (as what happended to me when I ordered my cinema display using standard shipping) or up to 10 days.

    Regardless of how you acquire your MacBook, enjoy it. :) It'll be a nice machine.
     

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