Any advantages to buying from Apple?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Habusho, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Habusho macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2006
    Hi, I was wondering what the difference was if I were to buy a macbook pro from somebody besides Apple. I've read here that Apple has outright replaced some faulty macbook pros after months of use, would they do the same thing if I was to buy from another vendor?
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Yes, the warranty is the same regardless of where you purchase the computer.
  3. olliebraves20 macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2007
    Lansing, MI
    Also an advantage is that if you are a student you would get 200 dollars off the MacBook well as discounts for anything you decided to customize.....but that all depends on if your a student or not.
  4. Stratification macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2005
    Spokane, WA
    Refurbished Macs are my biggest reason to buy direct from Apple. Used to be able to save on Tax from Amazon, but that doesn't appear to be the case anymore. My last couple of Amazon orders have had tax added.
  5. Habusho thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2006
    If I bought outside of Apple would they do an exchange let's say a month down the line if there were to be a problem with the system though?
  6. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    The warranty would be the same but a reseller might have a better return policy than Apple. However, your local Apple store might help you outside of Apple's policy.

    Generally, after a month you are looking at sending in a MBP for repair. Most places won't do an exchange.
  7. Habusho thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2006
    Well, with my first macbook pro that had the yellow tint problem, and after a few months of use I walked into the apple store and demanded an outright replacement and actually got one. My question is would they still replace computers bought outside of their stores or online store. The mbp I would buy would be my only business computer and I can't do without it for even one day.

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