Best place to buy from

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mwfernandez80, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. mwfernandez80 macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    I don't know if I should buy my 2011 MBA from apple and get the free $100 card, or from Amazon, where there's no tax? Or just go into a apple store? Which would be the best?

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  2. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    Best Buy also has them on sale and some people are able to get a $100 Best Buy gift card by asking them to match the Apple Promo.
  3. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    No one makes it easier (and cheaper) to return a product you don't like than Amazon. Not sure why anyone would take Apple's 100 dollar towards their store deal over Amazon basically letting you keep 140 dollars. My money is infinitely more valuable than Apple's credit.
  4. theRick119 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2008
  5. FAsnakes macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2007
    Got my i5 128 SSD 4gig from best buy cheaper than the lowest price on the price list.. Also, i got the $100 gift card.
  6. s.hasan546 macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    no actually best buy makes it much easier and cheaper to return since there is no return shipping costs, no processing time; etc.

    Also best buy comes out to the cheapest for me since im tax exempt + $100 gift card + rewardzone points. And as a silver best buy member i get 45 day return period on all items.
  7. TheBMill Guest

    There are NO shipping costs with Amazon refunds. They give you a shipping label for free. You print it out and you can have UPS come to your door THE NEXT DAY and pick it up. Amazon is phenomenally great.

    Your tax exempt status is not something we all share. For the rest of us, Amazon's tax free + free shipping is hard to beat!
  8. vegastime macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    My understanding with Amazon, is they will charge you return shipping, unless the product is defective, or, there was an error on their part.

    They will give you a shipping label, but will deduct the shipping from your refund.
  9. munchies macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2011
  10. Blaine macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2007
    Abilene TX
    The macmall deal sure looks juicy. But it says the discount expired last month. Also, I can't tell if sales tax is charged for Texas, as anything I try to add to my cart says sku not found.
  11. stevenpa macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2011
    I'd probably go Amazon. Remember the $100 card is not cash from Apple. And BestBuy is a little better, but still not cash.
  12. Kyllle macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2011
    it's not, i live in texas too. i'll definitely be going with macmall when i get my air, assuming they still have the best tax-free deal.
  13. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Amazon is hard to beat, especially if you are a prime member, (unless you live in Cal.)

    it's obscene how much I buy from them. :eek:

    But they are out of stock of the 13" presently, it seems. (they have the 11" 4GB version apparently)

    If only the Rainforest was this well stocked :D
  14. iNeedToDoHw macrumors regular

    May 23, 2011
    Does either best buy or Amazon sell the i7 13"?
  15. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    No they don't. Only the base models.
  16. JasonR macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2008
    Why if you live in Cali? I don't pay Tax on amazon...and have prime. Love it. :D

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