buying from Apple or Amazon

pectin232

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Jul 22, 2008
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For the iMac 27 inch 8GB RAM and 2TB drive.. Amazon is $2300+ while apple is $2300+ Plus the Tax. Which is then better? Amazon.. save the nearly $300 and get Office and other gadgets or buy from Apple? Suggestions? Although AMAZON is not yet available........ probably soon.
 

HarryPot

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Sep 5, 2009
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Amazon offers an amazing service. Just make sure Amazon is the seller, and you shouldn't have any problems.

Besides, Apple still covers the iMac in case of failure regardless of were you buy it.
 

49JC

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Jul 11, 2010
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Amazon offers an amazing service. Just make sure Amazon is the seller, and you shouldn't have any problems.

Besides, Apple still covers the iMac in case of failure regardless of were you buy it.
I've been wondering this as well. So when you say Apple covers the iMac in case of failure. Am I able to order from Amazon and still get an exchange at Apple? E.g - yellow screen, cracked case, etc.
 

Dwhite78

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Jul 30, 2010
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I've been wondering this as well. So when you say Apple covers the iMac in case of failure. Am I able to order from Amazon and still get an exchange at Apple? E.g - yellow screen, cracked case, etc.
In my experience when dealing with apple, it's far easier to buy from apple direct then to buy from a third party.
 

HarryPot

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I've been wondering this as well. So when you say Apple covers the iMac in case of failure. Am I able to order from Amazon and still get an exchange at Apple? E.g - yellow screen, cracked case, etc.
Do check it first at an Apple Store, but I'm almost 100% sure you can. It's like buying from Best Buy. Apple still covers your Mac thru the first year, and you can still buy AppleCare.

Besides, Amazon is very flexible with returns. So if you receive the iMac, and you decide it has some kind of defect, Amazon would accept your return within a certain amount of days.
 

SamTheeGeek

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Jan 12, 2010
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I really like amazon for purchasing mostly everything , and I really recommend it when it comes to their customer service.

So yea apple will charge ya a lot with tax but amazon you will get a pretty good bargain. So if you don't mind waiting for the iMac to be back in stock in amazon, I say it worth the wait.

But if you wanna customize it with i7 and more hdd and RAM , apple is the way to go :) as I don't think amazon carries the i7 iMac , only the base line model i5

Good luck :)
 

powerbook911

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Mar 15, 2005
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Yeah, Amazon can be a great place to buy. I recommend them.

However, I don't know how you're getting a 2GB drive and 8 GB of RAM from them. They only have the stock configurations.
 

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