Apple computers at B&H

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  1. jackcohn macrumors newbie

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    Did anyone order an iMac from B&H? What is your experience?
    - The good: You don't pay tax - you save approx. $200-$300
    - The bad: No return/exchange (this applies to computers)

    You can save at B&H, but you risk e.g. a dead pixel(s)
     
  2. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

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    Wouldn't Apple (AppleCare) be the entity to contact anyway?
     
  3. redshift1 macrumors regular

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    Also free shipping on selected models and competitive with Amazon.
     
  4. steviem macrumors 68020

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  5. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

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    He lives in a state where B&H DOESNT do business. I live in NYC, so I would have to pay tax.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yes. I would not hesitate in ordering from B&H or Amazon because it'll be AC that deals with my issues.

    If you're not in NY you don't.
    Edit: IndustrialSpace said it 5 minutes earlier. No rest for the old. :eek:
     
  7. Elyquin macrumors member

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    I'd buy from B&H

    After reading this post, I thought.. dang .. I should have ordered from B&H to save some tax. Oh. well.

    I have bought camera gear/lenses from them over the past 5 years. They are reputable.
     
  8. henryp macrumors member

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    If you buy in our Manhattan store and take your merchandise with you we have to collect NYC sales tax. If we ship your merchandise to any location within NY state, we have to collect sales tax at the destination's tax rate. If we ship to any location outside NY state we do not collect sales tax although you may be liable for your state's use tax.
     
  9. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    I always order equipment (photography and computer) with excellent satisfaction! They are very reputable IMHO.
     
  10. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    B&H or J&R FTMFW
     
  11. symbology macrumors regular

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    B&H screwed me over many years ago, so I try to avoid them if I can.

    However, they had the overall best deal (tax + shipping) on Corsair C300 SSD's, so I gave them another chance and ordered two drives from them.
     
  12. henryp macrumors member

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    I am sorry to read this and regret we caused this dissatisfaction.
    Thank you. I hope your confidence in us will be restored.
     
  13. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

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    For those that have never been to B&H, they have a very sophisticated operation with conveyors snaking all around the store. The method in which they process your purchase is well-oiled and efficient. The store is vast and well set up. Good palce for photography stuff. Their sales people actually know the products, unlike BestBuy workers.
     
  14. talmy macrumors 601

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    I've bought maybe $10K of camera gear from B&H over the years with no problems. Love the selection and prices are fine.

    If it made sense for me to buy Apple gear from a 3rd party, I'd consider B&H. But sales tax isn't a concern here and the Apple Store is really convenient, so I always buy direct.
     

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