Buying MBP: Online vs Instore

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by moez, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. moez macrumors regular

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    Ok so I would be buying the SR MBP tonight or tomorrow. Apple Canada website says expected shipping is 7-10 days. Are those figures accurate or do they ship early and just have it on the website to be on the safe side. Just like the refurbished BlackBook I ordered sometime back. it said 7-14 days shipping but was shipped within 3 days.

    is it the same for MBP or would I have better luck buying it in store if I just purchase a stock MBP (lowest config with default RAM and HDD and glossy screen).

    Thanks for your help.

    P.S:: Would also appreciate if someone could confirm another Q at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=336370

    Thanx :)
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    If you are buying a stock one, you can get it in the store without paying a penalty. I prefer to deal with the store and I do all my RAM upgrading aftermarket anyway.
     
  3. moez thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea I wont be upgrading the ram anyways coz cant spend 800 bucks on 2x2GB (althoguh it wud b sweet to have tht). But Apple stoer wud have glossy screen and instock right?
     
  4. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

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    Get a keyboard replacement too, I think yours is broken.
     
  5. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    You'd have to call the store to make sure. Each store varies. Its not always guaranteed.
     
  6. Lightlord macrumors newbie

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    Not always. As suggested by somebody, check with them. When I went to the store to purchase, they said it just sold out and they didn't even know when it will be re-stocked. :rolleyes:

    If you are concerned about price and have no qualms about buying online, you might as well try some re-sellers.

    There is a sales tax for Apple stores (since they have store presence) vs online only re-sellers (like Amazon). I am not sure if it applies everywhere but that is the case in my state.
     

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