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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rpg51, Feb 20, 2013.
Any reason other than price to choose one over the other for purchase of MacBook Pro Retina?
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).
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.
Best Buy Rewards. Or a better price. Otherwise, I don't think it matters.
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.
How would you tell? They have machines that re-do the shrink wrap.
do they also replace the factory seals at best buy?
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
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
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.
I got my Mac mini from Best Buy. No issues.
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.