Apple Stores / Non-Apple Peripherals?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by splitpea, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know if the retail stores carry any non-Apple peripherals? I have an apple store gift certificate, and the only thing I need at the moment is a scanner -- but don't have time to wait for delivery from the online store.
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    The better question is going to be whether your local store will carry any scanners at all. I would call, as the inventory at each store varies slightly between one another. I would doubt they carry anything besides printer all-in-ones.
     
  3. splitpea thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You're right -- the lady on the phone said they only stock all-in-ones.
     
  4. dankybear macrumors regular

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    you would probably be better off buying one somewhere else and selling the gift card...
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Most likel or just keeping it for something else.
     
  6. kellen macrumors 68020

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    i would look elsewhere, high markup for peripherals at the apple store.
     
  7. splitpea thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I might end up buying online from Apple because the prices are actually not much higher than at NewEgg, and with the free next-day shipping at the moment the total cost works out to less than what I'd spend at NewEgg or anywhere local (aka Staples or RadioShack).

    Otherwise, I'd love to sell the certificate (or even exchange for an iTunes gift certificate), but don't have anyone to sell it to at the moment.
     

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