Best Buy v Apple Store

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rpg51, Feb 20, 2013.

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    rpg51

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    Any reason other than price to choose one over the other for purchase of MacBook Pro Retina?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    No, just save your receipt.

    You get the same warranty and service no matter where you purchase Apple's stuff (provided what you buying is new).
     
  3. macrumors 604

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    I would never buy a Mac at Best Buy... you never know if they've opened it and played with it or if it's a return that they have re-sealed and are selling as new.


    stick to the apple store.
     
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    Tomorrow

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    Best Buy Rewards. Or a better price. Otherwise, I don't think it matters.
     
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    rpg51

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    Thanks

    the price is slightly better, the rewards are a factor, the big thing is the sales tax.

    I'm going best buy. I'll make sure the box has not been opened.
     
  6. macrumors 604

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    How would you tell? They have machines that re-do the shrink wrap.
     
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    do they also replace the factory seals at best buy?
    :confused:
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Biggest thing I found when working cpu support for apple was registration of warranty issues like no valid purchase date or I have seem them sell a 2-3 year old macs where they have a hard time issuing applecare or you have to jump through loops with apple to get it registered and have a warranty with valid purchase date....other then that you should be good to go just make sure it is not open box I had customers when I worked with apple that where told they get a 1 year warranty through apple just to find out it was an open box item or a floor model that apple would not support....

    Also you have to put up with them trying to sell you that geeksquad stuff
     
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    alphaod

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    I'd go Best Buy:
    1) Price matching
    2) 30 days return (60 for Silver)
    3) One Mac purchase practically gets you to Silver status
     
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    Hookemfins

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    For the record, the Apple store will also price match. I'd change #1 to ability to use coupons. I have no problem buying from best buy (where I got my Mac mini and iPads) and just deny geek squad.
     
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    rpg51

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    The deed is done. I went to best buy. No worries. Saved a lot of money. Instant gratification. I am typing on my new 13" Retina as we speak.
     

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