Is One To One offered by anyone other than apple?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by jeffs177, May 5, 2011.

  1. jeffs177 macrumors member

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    I've been searching and searching, but I'm unable to find anyone else that offers One To One. Both Amazon and MacConnection say that I can only purchase it through Apple.

    I thought about buying my computer through MacConnetion and then getting the 1to1 service with Apple, but it has to be purchased at the same time as my iMac.

    The real reason for me not wanting to get the iMac from Apple and instead getting it from Amazon, MacConnect or whoever else is because I'll save about $250 in sales tax here in California.

    I contacted MacConnection and they said that I would need to buy it from Apple and only Apple, is this true? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    I can offer you one to one service but my hourly rates will be higher than what Apple is charging.

    Also, why is this in the iMac forum?
     
  3. ghaghamashibaba macrumors newbie

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    The only mac that i buy will come out of a apple store of from a premium reseller. They made the stores for a reason
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    From the One to One Terms of Service:

     
  5. jeffs177 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's interesting. The way I understand it is that I can buy my Mac somewhere else and then go to Apple within 14 days to buy the 1to1. Am I understanding that correctly?
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No, because it only applies to Macs bought at one of the listed locations.
     
  7. jeffs177 thread starter macrumors member

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    I see, I'm going to read over the Terms And Conditions after work.

    One part says "For the purpose of these Terms and Conditions, the “time of purchase” may extend from the day of your Mac purchase until the end of Apple’s 14-day return period".

    I guess it still implys that I need to purchase the computer from Apple and only Apple, but that I have two weeks to purchase the 1 to 1.
     
  8. Tharian macrumors regular

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    1 to 1 is only offered at Apple stores or online. I've worked for Apple for years so I would know.

    And yes, you can technically purchase it within 14 days, but when you go in the staff will do their best to get you to get it the same day.

    -d
     
  9. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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    Oh I totally agree - the specialists will do anything to get you to buy 1to1 with the macs...helps with their metrics.

    Here's an idea..go to the store and find a random customer buying a mac - give him/her 100$ to buy a 1to1 for you. Each customer can buy up to 5 1to1s, so you should be good.

    Otherwise, make something up and I'm sure the manager will allow it because even standalone 1to1s help the store's overall metrics.
     
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Yeah I'll give you one-to-one for $10 an hour.
     

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