MacMall just posted new Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cohen777, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. cohen777 macrumors regular

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  2. Jaxdialation macrumors regular

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    what is the advantage of buying from Mac mall?
     
  3. cohen777 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, if you don't live in California, that is. Taxes for me.
     
  5. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

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    They collect sales tax in CA, IL, TN, and NY.
     
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Of course there is a big disadvantage: if you get a DOA machine enduring root canal therapy is more plesant they trying to get them to take the unit back and send you a replacement. Usually they will just send you to Apple and Apple will only agree to repair, not replace the machine. Huge PITA for a machine you never even used.

    Of course this is the policy of most of the Internet/catalog stores. I think Amazon might be one of the few that does happily exchange DOA machines.
     
  7. cohen777 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have been buying stuff from Macmall for years (maybe a decade) and have never had a problem. They are very good about returns.
     
  8. trankdart macrumors member

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    Can you buy the 6-core from MacMall? I didn't see it in their configurator for the base quad.
     
  9. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    Link for the lazy. it appears that they only sell the standard configs?
     
  10. cohen777 thread starter macrumors regular

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    They have a configuration page. However, right now they don't have an option for the ATI-5870. I called about this and they said they should have that option available as soon as they get stock.
     
  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Consider yourself lucky then. I once rec'd a DOA MP and tried to get it exchanged. They loved to parrot their no returns on Apple products policy (including DOA) posted on their site. PITA but learned my lesson. I only buy Apple prods. from Apple and Amazon now just for piece of mind.
     
  12. cohen777 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am surprised they would not allow a return on a defective product. Was their explanation on a return of a defective product completely that their policy doesn't allow the return of Apple products?
     
  13. Jaxdialation macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the heads up. For me tax is about $280 on a $4,000 machine. That's a couple of nice hard drives.

     
  14. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Yes. They pointed out in the "fine print" that they don't accept returns for Apple products, even DOA.
     
  15. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, much better off buying from Amazon if you are not going to buy from Apple directly.
     

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