is amazon safe for new mbp purchase??

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  1. aerove macrumors 6502

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    hi!
    hey guys i called up the apple store at san fransisco ( have a Voip phone here in india:D ) . they guy told me that they just got a shipment today , but they have no idea upto when they may be out of stock , he mentioned that they got very few 2.2ghz ones.
    so i was thinkin on purchasing it from amazon.com do u think it is safe?? they currently showing it as in stock .. and they are givin a rebate of about $150 .. so should i go ahead with the purchase ?? are they gonna ship a new one or will it be old stock ?? plzz reply soon!!!!

    thanks!!!
     
  2. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    Amazon is pretty much a safe bet for buying anything online. They have the new spec ones available, just by looking at the page you can tell what one it is.

    I would though personally buy it from Apple Store Online just in case there are any hassles with it. May be a bit easier in the long run.

    If you can buy of Amazon would have thought Apple store online shouldnt be a hassle??

    Hope that helps and good luck with the purchase!!
     
  3. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hey thanks !! wat is the average shipping time from apple online?? have they speeded up the deliveries?? the thing is my aunt will be starting from san fransisco to india on 10th of september.. so will it reach her by then??
     
  4. djkny macrumors 6502

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    Amazon is solid. NO tax (if that's an issue for you), a much more generous and lenient "return" policy, rebates, etc.
     
  5. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh.. one more thing do the apple stores get their stock daily??
     
  6. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    At a guess I reckon if you ordered it from the Apple Store Online right now it would probably get there.

    Not commiting myself to anything as sometimes they can be delayed but at an educated guess it will reach where your wanting it to by the 10th of September.

    Have a look at the shipping time it quotes you and see if it will suit.

    Hope you enjoy the Mac!!! :apple:
     
  7. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    I know for a fact that amazon could not have replaced my macbook pro for me as fast as apple did if I had bought it from them.
     
  8. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh k .. i dont want my mac to end up in my aunt's house when she leaves for india .. so i was thinkin maybe i ll make her call up apple store in san fransisco and then go there and purchase it .. if they r out of stock !!(HOPE IT DOESNT HAPPEN!!!) then i ll have to wait till november end when my bro somes :(..
    i called up the apple store at san fransisco jus now .. they told me that they jus got stock by he told me than they might get sold out within a day .. is there no way to block a set?? for about 2 to 3 days???
     
  9. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    Just out of curiosity can Apple not send something to India??
     
  10. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I ordered an iMac for my wife a few months ago and it came with no problems, and the rebate was done completely online (no forms to mail in). I didn't have occasion to return it, but have returned other things to Amazon in the past with no hassle whatsoever. If it is their fault they even pay the shipping and you can print the shipping label online.
     
  11. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nope!!! :mad: and even if i buy the mbp here in india it costs a whooping 30% over the original price!! heck a ,black macbook costs $1900 here in india !! so i guess u can imagine!!
     
  12. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    Can see what you mean!!! Definately a no go then!!!
     
  13. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so ive got two options now .. ask myaunt to try the store

    or

    wait :mad: till oct or nov :eek:
     
  14. djkny macrumors 6502

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    You're right. But I also reckon that Apple would in no way "take back" a used MBP, post 14 days if you change your mind on one (and if they do, they tack on a hideous 10% restocking fee). Amazon, on the other hand, has a 30-day, and in my case, gave me a full refund on an iMac I simply didn't like. It made for a nice month-long loaner, though.
     
  15. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Exactly. I would never buy anything from the Apple store (online or local) if I had a choice because of the restocking fee. Of course I just broke that statement by buying a refurb recently, so there are always exceptions.
     
  16. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    If you get one you better order soon to get it on the 10th. I ordered my 2.2 on August 9th and just got it today.
     
  17. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Only issue with Amazon is that only stock versions available.

    They also have rebates as well as no sales tax-it can really save
    you some money on larger systems.
     
  18. aerove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i called up the apple store in san francisco a few hours back( i ve got a VOIP phone :D) they told me that they had the 2.2ghz in stock as they got the shipment today itself , but they said that the stock wont last for the day though :( , so i was thinkin it would be better if i ask my aunt to call up the store and if they have stock then go buy it.. it would be a safe bet right ?? another thing do they stock the glossy ones or r they available only online???
     

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