Buying instore

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DrunkenMunky, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. DrunkenMunky macrumors member

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    I plan to buy my first Mac this month.

    I'm going to the nearest apple store this Saturday to buy a 15" uMBP.

    If I wanted to upgrade the Hard drive to 320gb, would I take it home on the day, or have to order it... and they will send it to my address?


    Also... is it best to book an appointment at the genius bar?

    Thanks in advance =D
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You can change the HD yourself. It's quite easy and there are great instructions in Youtube how to do it. It's also cheaper.
     
  3. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    I know if you order it online you can customize it and it is free shipping, but in the store they will probably just have you order online because I don't think they will install an upgrade for you there.
     
  4. DrunkenMunky thread starter macrumors member

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    I would change the Hard drive myself... but doesn't that void the warranty?

    Its my first macbook, so I want to keep the warranty just in case ^_^
     
  5. sniperkuiper macrumors newbie

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    I went in recently to get a MBP until the salesmen told me that they only had the certain configurations of the macbooks in the store and if i wanted a customizable one then I would have to order online. He didn't even give me the option of ordering it while at the store, so i left empty handed :(. Fortunately ordering online was great and it was shipped very fast.
     
  6. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    You won't void your warranty.
     
  7. DrunkenMunky thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay then, cheers for the replies.

    I think I might just buy it online; saves me a journey =D
     
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Yes, time to join the "I just ordered/x/x" sticky.
     
  9. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Yep...DrunkenMunky time to post here. :D:D

    :apple:
     
  10. DrunkenMunky thread starter macrumors member

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    I've just finished college, and have been accepted into university

    how do I go around getting the educational discount?

    I know you can do it by going on the Apple website using the University network, but i'm unable to do this.


    so i guess i will have to phone apple?

    but how do i prove im going to university?

    thanks,
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Do you have your ID card yet? How about a bill, acceptance letter, or anything sent to you saying you were admitted on the school's letterhead should work. If you have any doubts, you can just call the store and ask beforehand- they're pretty lenient in the first place.
     

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