best buy or circuit city have notebooks?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mrweirdo, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2005
    Just currious I want to get my hands on an apple notebook to play with a bit before I order one so I was wondering if anyone here knows if Best Buy or Circuit City carry Apples notebooks? I know that Comp USA does but there arent any of those close by for me and no Apple Stores near as well :/ Then Best Buy used to but last i heard they had discontinued the program with apple.
  2. Jschultz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I work at Circuit City, and the only thing apple we carry is the iPod. Best Buy sells Mac Mini's, and that's it I think.
  3. G5power macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2005
    The Circuit City website does not list any Apple notebooks.

    Best Buy's website shows 4 models ranging from an iBook to 12" Powerbook. However the website shows "Not Available" for Store Pickup.

    Do you have a Micro Center store in your area? I do know they have Apple notebooks on display.
  4. mrweirdo thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2005
    darn it looks like I will have to run all the way to CompUSA for the micro apple store in there. Good news is there is one in my grandmothers town were I will be for and after thanksgiving. I think they have apple laptops at that location as well now just to make an excuse to disapear from my relatives for awhile ;) :D
  5. Laser47 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2004
    Bestbuy used to sell mac's, which were the MDD G4's and imac G4's then they stopped and recently they started selling minis but all the Bestbuys ive been to stopped selling those also. Circuit City doesnt sell macs either. The last time I saw macs at circuit city was when they were selling cubes, ibook g3's and imacs. I think its for the best though, most of the people who dont know anything about macs usually speak badly about them to people looking for a new computer. The best way to try out a mac is to go to a compusa or an apple store.
  6. id-sign macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2005
    CompUSA has Apple

    The CompUSA stores here in NH have a little Apple store inside with all the models including Powerbook/ibooks.
  7. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    People bash CompUSA a lot, but until the Apple Store opened here last week, it was the best place in town to look at Macs, and the staff I encountered were always helpful, and for the most part knowledgeable about Macs.

    I remember seeing a Mac with some caveman racing game (IIRC) on as a demo at Circuit City years ago. That was before I switched, so I remember thinking that it was interesting, not really noticing it much more than that. It was either an eMac or an iMac G3. Anyway, that's the also the last time I remember seeing Macs at Circuit City.
  8. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    CompUSA was a quality Apple retailer until the AppleStores opened.

    Unfortunately the few times I dropped in, the displays were very poorly maintained. One Powerbook was crashed to the point of needing a new OS install, others were filthy or broken.

    It was hard not to get the impression that someone in the store was doing this to help push more profitable p/c's.

    CompUSA also does not get the newest models in a timely manner, so
    you really need to know your model numbers and features if you shop there.

    Most of the units they have on display are NOT the new models, so beware.

    They often take advantage of unknowing customers sellng them a previous
    revision without letting them know that a more current model is available directly from Apple.

    They also do not offer the education discounts.

    In general if you can not find a local AppleStore, then I recommend only browsing the models at CompUSA, but buying directly from Apple by phone
    or online.

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