New Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jstntch, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. jstntch macrumors newbie

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    So I finally pulled the trigger and bought an Air. I got the 11'' 4GB/128. This morning I get to work and my current HP computer dies on me (5 years old). I was originally going to buy a refurb from Apple but I didn't want to wait for shipping. So I go to Best Buy. After a little haggling I get them to "find" me an open box item. They give 10% off open box items. So not bad I get it for almost the same price as an Apple refurb. I have 14 days to return it.

    So the sales associate tries to sell me the warranty and service plan. I hear him out but know I'm going to go with Applecare. He tells me he'll give me an additional $100 off the price of the computer if I get the $500 service plan TODAY. I think about it but decide against it.

    I then hear another sales associate tell the attractive girl next to me that they are giving $100 off all open box items today. So basically the sales associate that was working with me was lying and telling me that he would give me $100 off only if I bought his commission boosting service plan today. Needless to say I didn't get the service plan. With customer service like that i'll stick with Applecare.

    I was told the best buy service plan covers normal wear and tear and accidental damage but since the guy was already caught not being truthful I didn't want him to get the commission. I know it's discussed throughout the forum but if anybody has an opinion of applecare vs best buy i would be interested.

    Anyway, enough ranting, i ended up paying $984 total (that includes tax). Not bad
     
  2. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

    johnhurley

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    One of many similar threads is here best buy versus applecare ...

    Best buy is struggling right now ... apple is not ... personally I went with applecare ... I doubt that many kinds of accidental damage will be actually covered by best buy.
     

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