Macbook Air- Where to buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by krause734, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. krause734 macrumors 6502


    Jul 30, 2010
    I am getting 500 towards a computer as a graduation present. I already have an 2010 iMac and I am thinking about getting a Macbook Air 11 inch 128GB. I am contemplating waiting for the next update and where to buy. I am thinking Amazon because Apple does not have a student program yet this summer and you don't get a free printer anymore. Amazon is lower than,120) + no sales tax (technically). and I have Amazon Prime for free 2 day shipping.
    Since I already have an iMac, I am willing to wait. Any word on a possible Macbook Air refresh?

    Should I wait?
    Where should I buy?
    Should I even get a Macbook Air (vs. iPad 3, windows laptop for less (blah) )?
    Thank you :apple:
  2. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
  3. hypermog macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2009
    Amazon's price is usually cheaper than directly from the Apple store too. They are an Apple authorized reseller so you can still qualify for Applecare if you want.
  4. Dav1boy macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2011

    If u don't have a problem buying used then you can save some money and find mint condition 11" airs for 700-800ish on Craigslist. A lot of them are still under warranty too, at which point you can get AppleCare for it. Just a thought.
  5. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Refurbhised Macs are A1, and a great way of saving too...Check out the Apple store in your area, or online.
  6. buddybd macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2011
  7. krause734 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 30, 2010
    I went with amazon for the higher end 11" model. They told me if a new model comes out in 30 days I can return it for a full refund. If it's longer than 30 days, then it just wasn't meant to be...
  8. Young Turk macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2002
    Agreed. Buy refurb at apple store online.

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