Best Place to Purchase iMac

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  1. GunsUp macrumors member

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    Best Place to Purchase iMac's other than the Apple Store?

    ONLINE AND/OR IN PERSON?


    Thank you very much!:apple:
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you look for a cheaper place?


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  3. GunsUp thread starter macrumors member

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    I do apologize, I haven't spent much time on the forums, and totally forgot about the search button. My apologies. How may I delete thread.

    I tried froogle.com but was just wondering if anyone has any favorites!

    -Thank you!
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    No worries, you can ask the question, it isn't coming up as often as battery or malware related questions.
    Does the Pricing Guide I linked to help?
     
  5. EmbraceTheOne macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say Bestbuy, Assuming your in yr United States.
    I bought my MacBook Pro there in June. No problems, And their warranties are great!
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I always buy direct from Apple. I get first class service and discount along with peace of mind. Very few retail outlets discount Apple products here in the UK anyway.
     
  7. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    The iMacs at Best Buy have been consistently about $100 lower than the retail price.

    I don't think you're going to find a much lower price at a physical store.

    If you go to Best Buy, don't let them sell you a Monster HDMI cable. Just say no!
     
  8. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    I wouldn't say their warranties are great.

    ( Accidental coverage warranty not covering an accident, their definition of accident can change )

    but I have purchased a few Macs there last year mainly due to the slight discount and being a reward zone silver member. Enough that I can grab an iPad 3 for free this year. cheers.
     
  9. Killa Aaron macrumors regular

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    Buy from Amazon, it's no tax, free shipping and lower than retail, plus good customer service.
     
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    I always get a great service from these guys: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

    Their prices should be pretty competitive too, plus, they don't charge tax (unless you live in NY).
     
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    second that
     
  13. GunsUp thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes it did, I do appreciate it.
     
  14. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Probably because £1000 (base model 21.5" imac price) converted into dollars is well more than $1200 (American base model 21.5" imac price)

    So I don't see why we brits can't get as many discounts as America do

    (no offense to any Americans reading this post by the way)
     
  15. GunsUp thread starter macrumors member

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    I am just having a hard time finding one that I want.

    I was on MacMall.com and they hav e the 27" i7 1TB+ 256 SSD 2GIG 6970 in stock, but seem to have a hard time finding them other than customizing one on apple.com

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    Yes I am in the United States, sorry I didn't specify that before.
     
  16. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I would also wait until the next generation of iMacs come along before buying one right now. The next generation of iMac are just round the corner if my guessing is right. And when I mean by 'round the corner' I mean as in within the next couple of months, just a heads up
     
  17. GunsUp thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok!

    I just got the Federal Pell Grant for school. it gives me about 2900.00 in pocket, so I should expect to just wait for the next models. Thank you MacMasterSam! Its very much appreciated
     
  18. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    True - Amazon doesn't have customized iMac's
     
  19. John T macrumors 68020

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    In the past, I've bought direct from Apple with no problems. However, for the last few years I've bought from my local Apple approved service provider. They offer exactly the same services, prices and discounts as Apple and, in my opinion, having the advantage of being "local" it is easy to get "face to face" service (if needed!) and advice. The same obviously applies to the local Apple store or Apple approved reseller.
     
  20. macmastersam macrumors 6502a

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    no problem
     
  21. heimbachae macrumors regular

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    beneplace apple store. working for the gov ftw.
     
  22. ItaniumShock macrumors newbie

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    Amazon is a good place if you are in certain states cause its Tax free. But not user upgrade unless its ram lol
     

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