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AVBeatMan

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Nov 10, 2010
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When they're available I usually buy my iPad's from John Lewis. They usually give a 2 or even 3 year guarantee. That said I usually upgrade every year. This year the 12.9 iPad's are thin on the ground so I was wondering if I should buy direct from Apple? What do you guys think? Apple or JL?
 

cambookpro

macrumors 604
Feb 3, 2010
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United Kingdom
I bought my 10.5" from Apple because of the student discount - I've never had problems getting them to repair my iPhone 5 and 6 Plus when they were out of warranty, so have no qualms buying from them.
 
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keeper

macrumors 6502a
Apr 23, 2008
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I always use JL, I got my 2016 MBP from them as a return, good discount and came with three years warranty.
 

MrGimper

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Sep 22, 2012
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I buy from Apple as I always get AC+ and get a corporate discount. However, if I didn't, I'd probably purchase from JL. Their customer care is exceptional. They forgot to ask appropriate questions when I bought a hob once, and they couldn't install it so they supplied a more expensive one AND paid for appropriate electrical work to be completed. Got about a grands worth of value for about £150 outlay.
 
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Kiimora

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Sep 11, 2014
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I buy my :apple: products from Apple however all other electronics /devices from JL ; they offer extended product warranties , vouchers , free cakes & beverages:D & of course membership rewards
 

KarimLeVallois

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Feb 22, 2014
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London
Do JL allow open box returns though? I remember that I was going to buy an Apple Watch from there and customer service confirmed that I could only return a sealed unopened box for a refund. For that reason I purchased through Apple directly.
 
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