We don't have Apple Stores in my country, just a section at a regular electronics store, and separate pick-up desks where you get the actual device. Given the option of an actual Apple Store, I'd shop at one. Furthermore, I'd open the package there. I used to think opening that box and turning the device on for the first time was so cool and awesome and wonderful that I wanted to save it for when I got home...but these days I hear so much about people having to go back for a second, third, fourth device because of issues that you can see from the get-go, that I think I would rather unbox and power up right there so that if there IS an obvious problem with it I can maybe have it replaced right away instead of shipping back and forth and waiting around. (Holy run-on sentence, Mr. Jobs!)I want to purchase a new rMBP. I just returned my previous one due to yellow tint. The $2,500 model is available in the retail for pickup. Is it better to go to the retail store or order online?
I'm not suggesting the unit will be defective free. But someone recently went to their local Apple store to exchange their unit (it was the maxed out 15"). Their replacement unit - which has issues - was manufactured in September.Im not sure I buy that theory. Factory fresh gets shipped to stores on a daily basis as well. The stores do a tremendous business in the retail shops and move products. I never been to a store without seeing a UPS truck parked out front I mean never. Now maybe in smaller markets it maybe the case but with a city 5 million strong and 6 stores i do not buy that theory. I bought on a Saturday with a LG screen , two days later I returned it for other reasons than yellow tint and it was a Samsung and this is the max config on a 15 which is maybe the least popular seller. Sorry I need to see real data to believe this.
You will want "N," "P" or later. My previous defective units were "L" (BTO ordered right after the 10/22 announcement).
Not in Finland. The law provides the seller with the right to attempt to repair it first, which always takes at least a week, because they send them out. Furthermore, the 14-day refund period ends the second you turn the computer on. You can unbox it, look at it, read the manual, but not turn it on. If the product functions normally, the seller isn't obligated to take it back and refund you. I know in America you can buy a Mac and take it back within 14 days if, for example, it just doesn't feel like the kind of computer you want to have, but we don't have that luxury.Unhyper, If there is a problem with your mac that you ordered online, You can return it to the retail store with the exception of an i phone. They can issue a refund or exchange right on the spot
I'm not suggesting the unit will be defective free. But someone recently went to their local Apple store to exchange their unit (it was the maxed out 15"). Their replacement unit - which has issues - was manufactured in September.