Buying on Amazon

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  1. shricken macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any idea how long it usually takes for people to start selling new apple products on amazon? I am trying to see if I can order one before the end of march so I can get 5% cash back on my rewards card
     
  2. seeharrison macrumors regular

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    Here it is. Looks like it's a 3rd party and they're putting a mark up on it. It seems like in the past Apple has sold through Amazon, but not until weeks after release.
     
  3. TB07-NJ, Mar 16, 2012
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    Apple has never sold through Amazon. Only 3rd party sellers sell Apple on Amazon. It might be SHIPPED by Amazon but never SOLD by Amazon.

    Edit for Correction: They never sold IPADS directly. Never was interested in a MAC so I never looked for one.
     
  4. seeharrison macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the clarification. I was a bit hazy on Apple selling via Amazon.
     
  5. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    Mark-up is not too much, lowest I see if $540, which is $499 + tax. So for all the ones looking to sell for profit, it may not work out the way you wanted. But you never know, we will tell in a few days from now.
     
  6. shricken thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome, thanks for the link, yeah I think I'm going to wait on buying it for a week or two, see if the prices go down. I usually see apple products being sold by 3rd party sellers at or below apple's prices, and the lack of tax doesn't hurt either [:
     
  7. emaja macrumors 68000

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    No, I have purchased several Apple products from Amazon. My current MPB, AX, AEBS, Time Capsule and a few iPods have all come from Amazon.
     
  8. fupresti macrumors regular

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    This is pretty much wrong on all counts. I have bought a MacBook, MacBook Air, and two AppleTV, including the newest one from Amazon. They are absolutely an authorized Apple retailer.

    As for when it will appear online, no online retailers got stock from the first shipment. My guess it will be up within a week or two as they receive inventory.
     
  9. doboy macrumors 68000

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    I think he meant iPads. AFAIK, Amazon themselves never sold iPads.
     
  10. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    How long do guys think it will take for prices to normalize?
     
  11. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    Yes, sorry, I meant iPads. Never thought of a MAC because I would never own one so I wouldn't look for one. I corrected my post. Could be in part because they are competitors with their own "pad."
     
  12. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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    Amazon is authorized for most Apple products. They're not authorized for iPads. http://solutionprofessionals.apple.com/catalog/ (These are the authorized Internet retailers, so it doesn't include Best Buy, Walmart, etc)
     

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