Macbook....From Best Buy or Apple On Line

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hayhall, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. hayhall macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2008
    Dakota Territory
    Ready to make the switch to a Mac and thinking about support after the purchase. Living in rural America, Best Buy is 2 Hrs. drive and Apple store is four and a hlf Hrs drive. Should I buy at Best Buy and their warranty plan, or from Apple On Line, either new or refurb with Applecare? Senior citizen, so neither student nor education discounts apply.

  2. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    Go for a refurb from With the money you save, you can purchase AppleCare. The Mac should be in like new condition. :)
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Get your applecare at amazon and save $50 off apple's price. If you're upgrading RAM, do that aftermarket too. It will save you hundreds of dollars over apple's insane RAM prices. Everyone here can opine on the best RAM sources.
  4. jroller macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    I'd echo this advice. Definitely get AppleCare; no question. It is worth more than they charge (believe it or not).
  5. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    If you are Best Buy Reward Zone member, that is some big savings in reward certificates. Apple doesn't give you anything. Best Buy is running 2 years interest free with their credit card this week. BB also will match Apple's education discount. You have to ask for a manager for that.

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