Advice needed for buying MBA using 'in store pickup'

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by VillagePunk, May 8, 2014.

  1. VillagePunk macrumors newbie

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    Dear all,

    I'm from Hungary, Europe travelling to California and Arizona on the 17th May with family.
    I'm planning to order a custom 13" MBA with 8gigs of Ram and British keyboard on apple.com (or a refurbished rMBP-not yet decided), choosing in store pickup for delivery, as it is more than 30% cheaper compared to European prices.

    My main problem is that I'm spending more than one night only at my last destination in Tucson, in the city where I could order the MB to be shipped BUT there's only about 75% that I get to Tucson, depending on plane ticket availability.

    What if I order the MBA online, pay for it, Apple ships it to the retail store in Tucson and I don't pick it up at all?

    Will apple see it as failed shipping and transfer my money back? (hopefully without any condition)

    Does ordering a custom machine makes any difference in refunding my payment? I realize that a british keyboard makes it different to re-sell the device in the US.

    (I know I could go with a device on stock..but that 8gb ram and brit keyboard...or cheaper rMBP..)

    Thanks!
     
  2. cgguy macrumors newbie

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    Ship to hotel

    Ship it to the hotel a few days before and have them hold it for you. I've done this several times (not laptops but other products).
     
  3. VillagePunk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't reserve hotel rooms in advance so that's not an option.
     
  4. johnboy14 macrumors newbie

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    Do you want to book a hotel in advance or do you not want to save 30% on the laptop?

    You control your own destiny here.
     

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