I would buy a MBP...

tracetritt

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Jun 10, 2007
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Northwestern Wisconsin, USA
I know exactly what I want....I have the money to get it. I just got a checking account with a check card to buy the thing online. To bad I can only spend upto $1000 a day with it....whats the point to that? I have the money in there...so there should be no reason for this...and I correct to assume this?

Trace
 

Royale w/cheese

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Jun 5, 2007
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It's been awhile since I had to do it, but I think they can split up the purchase over a day or two. You could also ask your bank to up your limit, but that can take a few days and they might not do it if your too new of a customer.
 

Royale w/cheese

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Copied from the Apple Store

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tracetritt

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Jun 10, 2007
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Northwestern Wisconsin, USA
Call up your card company ask for the limit to be raised to X amount to buy what you want.
I actually did that last night and they said I would have to be a customer with them for a year before they up my limit. They did say that I could have a three way call with an Apple Sales rep and they could ok it that way....how awkward....me "hold on, i need to call my card company do you can talk to them about this purchase" sales rep "uhhhh sure no problem"
 

iMacBook

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Jun 14, 2007
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Down by the bay.
I actually did that last night and they said I would have to be a customer with them for a year before they up my limit. They did say that I could have a three way call with an Apple Sales rep and they could ok it that way....how awkward....me "hold on, i need to call my card company do you can talk to them about this purchase" sales rep "uhhhh sure no problem"
Seriously? Switch to a new card company then. That company fails.
 

carp3n0ct3m

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Jan 3, 2007
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I say you should just give them a call, what have you got to lose?

My bank allowed me to up my limit for 24hrs. I called apple to find out what would happen if the payment for my MBP was declined and they said that they will just try again later, that payments are processed every 5 hours. Apple said that as soon as I get an email saying that the payment was denied to give them a call after calling my bank to open the limit up and they would process the payment right then.

That's for Wells Fargo.

Another option if you're purchasing through the regular apple store online, or the educational store, you're able to use apple gift cards. If worst comes to worst, you could purchase a few apple gift cards under your purchase limit and use those to pay for your order. There shouldn't be any tax on those gift cards either, and if I'm not mistaken you can have them emailed to you.

-Justin