How long does it take for bhphotovideo.com to get new models?

dingobiatch

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 29, 2009
119
26
I want to buy the new rMBP from them since it's no sales tax for CA, but I only see preorders and there's only one 1TB SSD model.. how long does it typically take for them to get them in? And do they generally have a wide range of builds or just a few?
 

T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
8,103
2,098
Oregon
I'd call B&H Photo and ask.

A number of years ago I worked at an Apple Authorized Reseller, and they rarely stocked the special configs, but they'd order them if you were interested.
 

Cmd-Z

macrumors 6502
Nov 14, 2014
478
504
Coyote, CA
I want to buy the new rMBP from them since it's no sales tax for CA, but I only see preorders and there's only one 1TB SSD model.. how long does it typically take for them to get them in? And do they generally have a wide range of builds or just a few?
I ordered mine from B&H last Tuesday (2.5 GHz/ M370X/ 1 TB) and today the preorder status changed to "in stock and on its way to the warehouse for shipping". Saving 8.75% on Cali tax makes for a great deal :cool:
 

Flabasha

macrumors regular
Dec 21, 2011
157
171
I ordered mine from B&H last Tuesday (2.5 GHz/ M370X/ 1 TB) and today the preorder status changed to "in stock and on its way to the warehouse for shipping". Saving 8.75% on Cali tax makes for a great deal :cool:
Yes, but I hear B&H, which I LOVE for camera stuff, won't accept any open box returns on computers. I was going to buy my new MBP there to save all the tax, but it's too big of a risk if I find I don't like the machine.
 

newellj

macrumors 604
Oct 15, 2014
7,749
2,630
East of Eden
Yes, but I hear B&H, which I LOVE for camera stuff, won't accept any open box returns on computers. I was going to buy my new MBP there to save all the tax, but it's too big of a risk if I find I don't like the machine.
They are definitely the kings of customer service for photo gear. They will take computers back if defective but not for a change of mind unless unopened.
 

Cmd-Z

macrumors 6502
Nov 14, 2014
478
504
Coyote, CA
Yes, but I hear B&H, which I LOVE for camera stuff, won't accept any open box returns on computers. I was going to buy my new MBP there to save all the tax, but it's too big of a risk if I find I don't like the machine.
This came up in the last few weeks within this forum, and a member posted an Apple link that explains the return policy from authorized retailers -- Apple will extend the same 14 day return policy to you even if you buy from an authorized retailer like B&H, which ought to cover an open box "I changed my mind", although you'd likely pay a restocking fee. Not sure where to find that link, but it appears very legit.

Edit: Found the link:

Thread (look at the end):
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1405290/

Apple Policy on U.S. Reseller Returns:
https://www.apple.com/legal/sales-support/sales-policies/reseller.html

You can return to Apple, but maybe not an Apple Store.
 
Last edited:
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.