Difference between buying online and buying at a Apple Retail store?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PenrynMBP, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. PenrynMBP
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    Hey guys, I am just wondering what the difference is when buying an Apple MACBOOK PRO online, and buying it from a retail store. Does it matter?

    Cause like, why would people order and wait a few days for shipping, when they can just go to their closest Retail Apple store or Best Buy and just get one right away?
     
  2. ethernet76
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    Not everyone lives next to an Apple Store. Some of us don't really care. Two hours, seven days, it doesn't matter.
     
  3. Shredster00
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    When you buy online you can get BTO options like the 200 GB 7200 RPM HD.
     
  4. MacBookJoePro
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    ethernet76 is right. There are some people who live 2 hours or more from an apple store. Then there are people like me who live in the bay area, CA (SF area) and can go to any of the 5 apple stores within a 30 miles radius of my home. If one apple store didn't have the new peryns MBP, then I could just drive 10-15 mins to another apple store that did have them. Gotta love livin the bay area!! :D

    A little map of where i live: :apple: = apple store;
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  5. PenrynMBP
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    THAT'S IT!? People told me that you get it built right from the factory FRESH instead of buying from a bunch of stocks that were already built a long time ago.
    But for me, I will be the first Canadian to get mine because all the CANADIAN APPLE RETAIL STORES say they won't have it in till 1-2 weeks later. HAHA, I AM GETTING IT WAY BEFORE THE CANADIAN STORES :D
     
  6. PenrynMBP
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    Man I love California, holy **** I been there twice last year, its like my favourite place you lucky.
     

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