Best buy or Apple

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by canes960, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. canes960 macrumors 6502

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    would you buy your first MBP at a local Bestbuy or a 45min away Apple store
     
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  3. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why?
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    You have to explain your situation more. What are you buying, are you a student, are you planning on investing in Best Buy's warranty. Searching is also wise.
     
  5. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    I think it's fun to buy from the Apple Store just for the environment. It's like a pilgrimage :)
     
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    If you have to ask, we aren't telling.

    If you KNOW what you want and Best Buy has the EXACT model you want buy it there. Do NOT ask their sales staff for advice.

    If you have unresolved questions, or just want to take the holy pilgrimage, go to the Apple Store.
     
  7. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Best Buy doesn't know anything about Macs. They try to sell you Macs without boxes as I read in an earlier thread. The Apple Store is way better for getting your first Mac because the employees actually know what they are doing.
     
  8. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i did search. im a student. im going 2 get applecare, not best buy's warranty
     
  9. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    While it is true that Apple is safer then Best Buy, there are cases of where there are people working at Best Buy that actually know what they are doing...
     
  10. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Or should i go for Macmall. I was going 2 use tax-free weekend but it's only 750 and below on laptops/computers.
     
  11. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    MacMall is a good place to buy Macs.
     
  12. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So Macmall is trustworthy I've read great reviews on here for them.
     
  13. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Determine what iPod you want? That might help... Apple Store is probably best, especially if you don't know what model you want.
     
  14. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Cannot be stated any better. +1*10(8)

    I have purchased two Macs -- one from BB, one from Apple Online Store. Best Buy was a "generic" white MB. Whatever they had was good enough. Apple Online, *I* knew what *I* wanted, I didn't need some child pushing one thing or another. I bought what I knew I wanted.
     
  15. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    If you are a student, won't you qualify for the student discount at Apple? How about the get a free iPod Touch deal??
     
  16. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Best Buy is matching that, all stores now.
     
  17. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Oops - my bad. I'm am a long time past being a student.
     
  18. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do know what model i want MC118LL/A base

    Im a high school student, you have to have proof your in college,which i'm not.
     
  19. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Given that it's completely irrelevant

    It's okay, Best Buy just started nationally matching the deal in the past month.
     
  20. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How about MacMall?
     
  21. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I love it, never had a problem. Realize though, their customer service is awful.
     
  22. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is It? What have you bought from there?
     
  23. coldpower27 macrumors regular

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    Yeah I got my MBP 13 just today from BB Canada and got the PSP, I am probably going to return the PSP and buy Apple Care instead a bit later down the line. If the BB Canada one had accidental coverage I might have justified it, but since it doesn't well.

    Apple Care is so much cheaper ordering online then anything at retail prices.
     
  24. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    Thank you, however they usually get moved to Geek Squad...
     
  25. canes960 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    PSP as in PlayStation Portable?
     

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