Amazon or AppleStore ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by frittino, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. frittino macrumors member

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  3. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    The advantage to the apple store is that you get to finally be the one every looks at with envy as you walk out with your new mac :) and a new printer (not sure if amazon does the printer thing)

    The advantage to amazon is lower prices and no tax :) (at least where I am) but you have to wait for it to ship :(
     
  4. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    I bought my Mac Mini from Amazon. It was on sale for $586 instead of $599 from Apple. Amazon has free shipping and no tax.
     
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  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    The advantage of buying from Apple is if there is a problem Apple will replace the computer from any AppleStore (not just with the online store or from the AppleStore you bought it). When you don't buy from Apple they will only repair your machine. There are probably other advantages but this is a big one.
     
  7. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  8. macboy4 macrumors regular

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    This is not always true. I bought my MBA from Mac Mall and my local Apple Store replaced it when I had problems.
     
  9. frittino thread starter macrumors member

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    This is because you bought Apple Care ?
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Amazon is a great place to get Macs. Got my mac mini from them.
     
  11. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    Apple store, I bought from amazon and had a issue they wanted me to ship it back and wait, if i would have bought it thru apple they would have sent me a replacement overnight before i sent the other back,,, I learned something.
     

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