alternatives for apple store CTO?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kwikdeth, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. kwikdeth macrumors 6502a

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    Hey All,

    Well now that the new machines are out, Im wondering, is there any alternatives for getting a CTO Macbook pro outside of the Apple store online?
    the sales tax rate for my zipcode is ridiculous and Im not terribly interested in paying close to $300 extra on top of the i7 upgrade premium just in sales tax.

    thanks,
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The Apple Store is the only place you can CTO to my knowledge.
     
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Powermax will do it, as well as smalldog.

    They usually charge shipping.

    does macmall, macconnection or expercom charge tax to AZ? they will probably stock the i7 model when they can get some.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Pretty sure its call in only. Dont quote me, been years since I ordered a CTO Mac, and those were my choices to avoid tax in CA.

    Went with Powermax, shipping time was 1/2 as long....
     
  6. delux246 macrumors member

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    when I buy cto, I have them ship it to my uncle in Oregon where there is no tax and he ships it to me overnight. Its way cheeper then paying CA sales tax.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I've bought a couple computers from B&H; they don't let you do custom configurations, but they do have a number of custom configurations they configured (non-standard channel configurations) that you can buy; they'll probably gauge what they think most customers want and sell those; plus you could also way and they can custom upgrade your computer before sending it to you. They are very competent if you're wondering.
     

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