Where have you bought your Macs?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by MiloMac, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. MiloMac macrumors newbie

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    As I mentioned in a different post, I'm looking to buy an iBook within the next few months. I was planning on picking one up from CompUSA (where I bought my iMac) because at one time they were offering a $250 rebate in exchange for any rev. iMac. I got conflicting answers in the store (general sales guy said it had expired, but the Apple specialist said it was ongoing--maybe indefinitely).

    I've ordered peripherals from the big Apple mail order resellers before, but never a system. Just curious if anyone has any advice they'd like to share.
     
  2. unc32 macrumors regular

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    www.macwarehouse.com

    They had good prices, specials, and no taxes. Plus, it arrived in 2 days with regular shipping.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    you should try http://www.generalcybernetics.com/apple - its one of the MR member's sites and he has great prices. I just bought a new TiPB from him and got the best deal anywhere.

    Its worth getting a price quote and seeing what other stuff you might get thrown in as well.

    D
     
  4. JamesDP macrumors member

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    I'll second dukestreet's nomination of General Cybernetics. I just got my iBook (Back to School Special) from them a couple of days ago, got a great deal and great service.
     
  5. MiloMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. The General Cybernetics page looks very promising. I'm going to send them a request for a custom built & see what their quote is.

    I really appreciate the tips.
     
  6. User X macrumors member

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    I bought my imac 333 from Maconection and my Quicksilver from Apple direct. If you can buy from the Apple education site you can get some good deals. Otherwise, I have found other vendors to have prices very close to each other. The only advantage I see are sometimes bunled software or memory upgrades which you have to pay for instalation for anyway. If I can I like to buy directly from the source.
     
  7. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I'll third duke's motion.

    Before GC came along, though, I had my Cube and monitor purchased from SmallDog.

    [​IMG] But...


    If I need a new computer pronto, I would check out GC. :cool: [​IMG]
     
  8. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    I got my 700mhz CRT iMac from CompUSA. If I had waited 2 months I could have gotten the flat panel iMac:(

    I think we got our Performa 6300 from some Mac catalog, but that was 7 years ago so I don't know which one!
     
  9. chibianh macrumors 6502a

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    first mac, performa 550, bought at officemax.

    powerbook 550, local apple store

    powerbook 800, clubmac.com
     
  10. jefhatfield Retired

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    apple II+ and apple IIe...my dad bought them new when i was a kid so i don't know where they were bought but probably a local dealer

    performa 600...we bought it slightly used from a friend for $600

    powerpc 601 processor performa...my cousin gave it to us when she replaced it with a windows machine

    power tower pro 180 clone...bought it used from a friend for $495

    rev a ibook...bought it new from a local dealer

    if we get a new mac soon, it will either be from the same local dealer and if they don't have it, then from general cybernectics:D
     
  11. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    i bought my iBook (my first mac) from the Apple store via friends and family employee discount. The apple rep in the compusa where i worked did this for me. In the future, if its still around and ass crazy competitive as now, I will buy from general cybernetics hands down. best prices i've seen, best packages ive seen.
     
  12. JamesDP macrumors member

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    And GC didn't charge to install the memory and Airport card in my iBook :D - they even asked me if I wanted them to do it or if I wanted to do it myself. Did I mention great service? ;)
     
  13. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a

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    Apple IIe - ComputerLand
    Apple IIgs - ??? I do not remember the name. Local Kansas City company
    Macintosh IIsi - CompUSA
    PowerMac 8500 - APS Tech when they were in Kansas City
    iBook SE - MacMall
     
  14. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

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    Yet another vote for general cybernetics.

    I will only buy from them.

    CAJ
     

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