Buy a macbook pro from newegg?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by shivpaul, May 5, 2009.

  1. shivpaul macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I need to advice.
    I'm currently thinking of purchasing a macbook pro 17" unibody and was wondering if it would be better to purchase it through newegg (free shipping + no taxes) or at an apple store?

    Has anyone ever purchased a macbook from newegg before? And if I do have any problems with the laptop, can i then just go into an apple store to have the problem rectified?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're still covered in an Apple Store for warranty purposes after whatever return policy expires from NewEgg. Give Amazon.com or MacMall a look as well.

    Maybe even a refurbished Mac to save some more. Calculate taxes vs. your discount though.
     
  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Here's a Mac pricing guide from AppleInsider that's really helpful. It compares all the prices of Macs and all the websites are legit and reliable.

    Edit: It doesn't look like Newegg is on the guide, but this gives you a good place to compare the cheapest prices.
     
  4. hak187 macrumors member

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    I didn't buy my macbook from Newegg, but I did buy all the components that I used to build my other pc, as well as tons of other stuff. Never had a problem with them.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's a great guide. I'll be bookmarking it. Thanks
     
  6. shivpaul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I've also purchased alot of items from newegg, so thats why i'm considering them. Saving a couple hundred bucks is also a plus lol
     
  7. timothevs macrumors 6502

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    Best part - no tax, at least in this state (NY)
     
  8. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Get it from directly from Amazon. They have a good price, no rebate necessary, no tax(in most states), free shipping.
     
  9. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    shipping time on a mbp 17 from amazon is 1-2 months.
     
  10. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Great find! I just bookmarked that.
     
  11. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    I was going to buy from a vendor but either I use the EDU discount so that I can get CS4 Web Premium cheap or buy from a vendor and pay the difference of what I saved on CS4 so it's almost moot for me.
    I will say that for anyone in NY (it was in another thread) MacMall is charging tax to NY even though they do not have a distribution center here, kinda odd but whatever…

    Good luck shopping and that is a great link!
     
  12. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...the link is good but a little out of date as they still list the 2.1 whitebook as the low model...
     

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