Amazon or Apple Store?

sp44

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Sep 18, 2006
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I see the Macbook is $999 after rebate at Amazon and it's $1039 plus tax at Apple. Is it better to buy directly from Apple for warranty/repair purposes?
 

WildCowboy

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Jan 20, 2005
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Nope...there's no difference. Apple will take care of you either way. As long as you don't need a customized model, Amazon is a great option.
 

rtdgoldfish

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It will still have the same warranty from either Apple or Amazon. No tax from Amazon but you can only order standard configurations. If you want a base model MacBook, Amazon seems to be the way to go.
 

Trebz

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Apple care?

Can you add AppleCare after the purchase either by going to a store or online?

This price actually beats the teacher/faculty price, but I want to add AppleCare to any laptop I would buy, especially with all of the recent issues.
 

WildCowboy

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Yes, you can buy AppleCare from anywhere, as long as you link your computer to the AppleCare package within one year from the date of purchase of the computer.
 

Bibulous

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I purchased a stock iMac from amazon, great price, shipped quickly, rebate took about 3-4 weeks, no problems at all. With no up front sales tax, A9 discount, rebates and above average customer service, amazon is a great way to go for stock models.




Well except if you're the guy who gets sent a used macbook :eek: