About to buy a 17" MBP - BUT......

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbookprofan07, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. macbookprofan07 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2007
    i'm confused of what route to take:
    A. whether to buy a fully maxed out MBP online or

    B. go to the Apple Store in Walnut Creek, CA and hope it has this configuration in stock:

    2.4 Ghz
    2 GB (or 4 GB RAM upfront)
    200 GB 7200RPM HD
    1920X1200 Hi-Res Glossy Screen

    Another Concern...
    1. when i'm buying online
    Shipping/Delivery: which type of delivery option should i choose? which is fast, good and reliable? is it UPS or FEDEX that delivers?
    I live in Vallejo, California, which is northeast of Oakland/ San Francisco

    2. Lets say drove down to the Apple store in Walnut Creek and it doesn't have the configuration i want. what do i do? will the store employees help me with this issue?
  2. kajitox macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2007
    If you have the money just buy it online and be patient!!!
  3. Malfoy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
  4. jnc macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2007
    Nunya, Business TX
    Never buy anything but the standard RAM configurations by Apple, or you'll pay 3 times as much. Of course, you have the convenience of the service, but the price does not reflect that accurately(it's rather painless to do yourself; there are even online step-by-steps)
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    You phone them first to find out and you ask them to put one aside. ;)
  6. Dobiewonkanobie macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2007
    I called my local store and asked pretty much the same thing (except 15"). The girl told me that the stores don't carry anything but stock configured Macs. All upgrades/changes can only be made by ordering online.

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