MacBook Pro with Retina display - Where to buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by azurehi, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. azurehi macrumors regular

    azurehi

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    I am looking to buy a 2015 retina macbook pro 13", 2.7GHz, 256GB PCIe-based flash storage. It is $1499 from the Apple store plus tax and $1,424.99 with No tax from Macmall. The saving with tax is $150.91. From what I understand Macmall is a "certified Apple reseller".

    Does buying from Macmall seem like a good idea? Anyone have experience with Macmall?

    Comments appreciated - thanks.
     
  2. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

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    Technically, you're supposed to be paying the use tax on your state tax return ;)

    MacMall is a well known brand. You're fine buying from them.
     
  3. itegypt macrumors 6502

    itegypt

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    Apple or Amazon are probably easier to return/exchange “just incase” but I got my 15” from them and I processed the payment thru Amazon.
     
  4. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    You might be able to save some money at the Apple Store if your employer participates in Apple's Employee Purchase Program. If so you get about a 7% discount. I just purchased the same Macbook you're looking at for $1409.00 before taxes.

    Just throwing that out there.
     
  5. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Buy from Best Buy. It's on sale for $1424.99 and you can use 10% coupon (located inside the movers packet from USPS) = $1282.49+tax. If you want to save even more, you can try to get a $50 EDU coupon from eBay to use on top of the 10% coupon, but this is YMMV since some stores don't let you stack them. I bought my 2015 rMBP 256GB last Sat for $1237.49+tax+LCD disposal fee after using both coupons. You also get $20-25 in BBY rewards.
     
  6. azurehi thread starter macrumors regular

    azurehi

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    Thanks for all the information and suggestions. I'll probably check out BestBuy.
     
  7. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

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    I got my Early 2015 model from Macmall. About 20 minutes after I ordered I got a call to confirm my order and address. It was a yes or no 30 second phone call. It shipped the same day and it was in my hands 2 days later. I got free 2 day shipping. You will have to sign for the package. I purchased my iPad and iPods from Macmall and never had any problems. I saved nearly $200 on my Macbook Pro.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    MacMall is pretty good, I've never heard anything bad about them. B&H Photo has great service and they have good prices at times. I used to work at a place in Oregon called PowerMax and I know they don't charge taxes, but I can't comment on their service because I've never ordered anything from them.

    Buy from an authorized reseller and the warranty will be through Apple if you have any problems.
     

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