Best Apple Macbook retailers

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MaxxTraxx, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. MaxxTraxx macrumors 6502

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    Looking to purchase a '13 Macbook Pro, but I'm unsure of where to buy it. I want to possibly get the best deal possible, and if possible, not pay any taxes.


    Is it true that Apple charges taxes when you purchase from them?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    You are supposed to pay taxes on any purchase online, unless you live in a state that doesn't have sales tax. It's true Apple charges tax, unlike most retailers, when you purchase from them online.

    Amazon
    MacMall (I like them)
    Small Dog
    PowerMax
     
  3. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    Generally eBay has the best deals around, if you know what you are doing.
     
  4. MaxxTraxx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    eBay is not an option I'm afraid.


    With Apple refurbs, how does the computer look cosmetically? Any scratches and/or dings?
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Apple Refurbs look like new computers.
     
  6. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    As Golden said, they look new. Apple replaces the outer cases so you don't see any difference from a brand new machine.

    I bought mine refurbished and the only difference is the box that it comes in. If you're computer illiterate and can't upgrade your machine yourself, customizing it online may help, but other than that I'd go refurbished.
     

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