BestBuy vs. Apple website

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mt8888, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. mt8888 macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2013
    Hi everyone.

    I am a college student interested in purchasing a new Air. I've noticed that BestBuy has a better student discount right now ($100 off vs. $50). Are there any cons to buying at Bestbuy vs the Apple website? I'm thinking of buying the 13 inch, 4gb. Thanks.
  2. montycat macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2007
    I'm buying my next iMac there. They could be discounted up to $150.00 I see no difference buying it from Bestbuy. Better a shekel in your pocket than somebody else's:D
  3. sarcosis macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2006
    These United States
    I don't think there is any advantage with going with the Apple store vs Best Buy. You can get Applecare at both places and if you need it services, you have to go to Apple anyway. So if you can find it cheaper, I say go for it.
  4. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    Actually, no. Best Buy offers their own Geek Squad Protection plans, but they are not allowed to sell Applecare.
  5. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    You'll miss the Apple Store experience. It's a bit exciting to buy there but if it's going to cost more it's not worth it.
  6. mmberry1 macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2012
    Your wrong you can still buy apple care from an apple store if you purchase from best buy. I've done it.
  7. designs216 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole

    I guess the only downside to confining your purchase to those two vendors is that you don't appear to have considered the tax free savings at B&H, Amazon and other sites.
  8. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    Read carefully. That's not what I said.
  9. shyam09 macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2010
    unless s/he already lives in a tax free state..
    but I do agree, you can usually get a cheaper price online since tax will for the most part kill the deal.

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