Best Authorized online retails to buy Imac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fishnugget, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone suggest any authorized online retailers with good ratings to buy an Imac from? I am concerned if I buy from an unauthorized that apple will not honor warrantee.

    Anyone ever bought from PC Connection, Mac Mall or New Egg?

    You suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Mac Mall and Newegg are fine.
     
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    iJesus

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    I just bought from MacMall today.

    Brand new 15" MacBook Pro.
    I did the calculations and I saved around $253 because I bought it there rather than the Apple Store.
    (I could've saved $286, but I opted for second day delivery)

    I highly recommend them, they called me twice to confirm my order/ make sure I took advantage of promo deals.
    (I thought it was pretty responsible)

    Oh, and I highly recommend an iMac.
    I have an aluminum 24" one and it's orgasmic.

    =)
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    Just get it from who has it cheapest after shipping if niether have good promotions. Macmall tends to have better promotions than Newegg, but sometimes the promotions are stupid or there arent any, or sometimes Newegg has better promotions like free cases for macbooks or something else you would actually use.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Amazon.com . No tax, fast shipping, and excellent rebates.
     
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    Mindflux

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    I've bought from MacMall twice. Their "NO RETURNS" policy sucks, but they process rebates in 4 weeks which is stellar.

    I 'saved' over 400 dollars on my first iMac, a combination of rebates on the iMac (150 off), Parallels Desktop (60 back from MM), and a Printer (75 back from HP) made it a stellar deal. No Tax just sealed that deal.

    There was also a P.D rebate for 20 from the MFG, which made P.D free.

    So Essentially I got my iMac for 150 less than Apple sells it for pre-tax, P.D 3.0 for FREE and a printer for FREE. I think they may have had a slight discount on the product pre-rebate so I may have even gotten it for less, I cannot recall at the moment.

    I've done this twice now and when it comes time to get a notebook I'll surely look at MacMall. No tax also helps too.

    Oh, Also if you purchase through Fatwallet's link to MacMall you get 2% back from FatWallet after 120 days, which amounts to another $40 bucks on a 2000 dollar purchase.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Amazon.com, they usually have a rebate program.
    Smalldog.com
    Powermax.com
     
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    Mindflux

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    Smalldog wont let you buy new unless you are a customer of their retail stores for online purchases. It's some oddball agreement they have with Apple, which sucks because I hear fantastic things about them all the time!
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Just bought my MacPro from MacConnection(PC Connection) a few weeks ago and did not have a single problem with the order. Order processed fine and shipped same day. Also bought my Macbook from Amazon without any problems.

    I mainly went with each since they were the best deals at the time. I looked at Macmall but skipped them because of their return policy.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    ive bought from amazon and macmall... have not had any problems with either
     
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    Thunderbird

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    Could anyone suggest any online retailers with good ratings in Canada? Is there anything like Mac Mall in Canada?

    Thanks
     

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