Just as the title suggests, which would you mac fans prefer to do? For my last purchase I chose to do the online option because they didnt have it in the store. I am looking to get a new macbook but with no real options on it so I was thinking about the store option. however, i have heard that sometimes the stores have the initial batches and might get an older earlier revision (without minor upgrades). the advantage of the store is obviously instant gratification while with the online I would think they would send out a slightly revised macbook.