All iPads Advantages of Buying on Apple Online Store

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  1. ventuss, Dec 8, 2013
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    ventuss macrumors 6502

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    Is there any advantage of buying on Apple Online Store other than other retail store like Best Buy or Amazon? When it comes to buy Apple products, will you go for Apple Store even when shipping and delivery times are longer?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    There's no advantage, though I typically buy from apple because they have the product available sooner, i.e., pre-orders and what not
     
  3. ventuss thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will all stores accept returns for no reason at all in the first 14 days?
     
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    Yup, but read the conditions, some may charge a restocking fee some may not.

    If a store that is closer in location to you has the iPad, there's no reason not to buy it.

    I've purchased my iPhones from verizon, not the apple store, I've bought equipment at MicroCenter (a local computer store) so I'm not married to the apple store, just they have the ability to order or preorder before the others do when a new product comes out like the iPad or MBP
     
  5. cube macrumors G5

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    Advantages:

    - You can build to order
    - You can buy refurbished from Apple
    - Some Apple accessories can be cheaper than at other stores
    - Automatic Apple product registration


    Disadvantages:

    - Prices in general can be higher than at other stores
    - It ships only courier
    - Shipping can be too expensive for small orders
     
  6. Trvlngnrs macrumors 6502

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    If you have a Discover card you can get 5 - 10% back when you purchase thru apple, in addition to doubling the warranty.
     
  7. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Yep - and it all applies choosing in-store pickup or ship-to-store too.

    My recent experience with ship-to-store was surprisingly good; ordered a refurb item online on Black Friday in the afternoon for ship-to-store delivery vs. shipping to my home. It was available for pickup at lunchtime on Monday Dec 2nd despite delivery estimate when I ordered being the following week.
     

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