Bought new macbook - they pricematched

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by spitfyre, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. spitfyre macrumors newbie

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    So I went to the Apple store and I had the printout for a website that had the macbook for cheaper. The salesperson told me that they didn't pricematch at first, but when I showed him a printout and after he verified that it was legit, and talked with the manager, they were willing to sell it to me at the same price. Woo hoo. It was a bit of work, and I don't really like haggling, but it was worth it.
     
  2. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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  3. spitfyre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    macconnection. they didn't really want to give me the price that is listed after the rebate, but eventually they did. :D
     
  4. bkarabel macrumors member

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  5. mets1125 macrumors regular

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    thats really good...I was at the 5ave store and they told me they could not give me the macConnection price because $150 was a mail-in-rebate. If it was a NY store can you please PM me. Thanks
     
  6. TJunkers macrumors 6502a

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    That's awesome! It really is true though; you just have to find the right employee or store and anything is possible. Like everyone always says "Apple won't replace your iPhone if you broke it." However, I have had mine replaced twice and my brothers replaced once even though we admitted to breaking it accidentally.
     
  7. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Well done, congrats on your new MB and on your persistence, and an interesting tale indeed.

    Cheers
     
  8. spitfyre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am in California (they're a little more chill here - that's why I left the Bronx ;) ). It was Emeryville. Yeah, the fact that it was a rebate looked like it might be a problem but it worked in the end. Not sure if it is duplicatable at another store on another day, but it's worth a shot!
     
  9. Grey Mouser macrumors newbie

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    Good job, could you have potentially saved tax with MacConnection.. though?
     
  10. spitfyre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Indeed. But I'd read some negative stuff about MacConnection which made me nervous (if something was wrong with the machine) so I really wanted to buy it in the Apple store, just in case. I want to have someone to yell at in person instead of over the phone. That's worth the tax. ;)
     
  11. mets1125 macrumors regular

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    Thanks I will give it a try this week at another store.
     

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