Online vs physical Apple Store

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MowingDevil, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. MowingDevil macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2008
    Vancouver, BC & Sydney, NSW
    If you purchase a MBP online can you then go to the local (official) Apple Store and have them deal with it in person?

    Hate to think you have to deal w/ them on the phone & mail your product in every time something needs to be done.
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Yes, if you buy your mac online you can still utilize all of the service options, including the genius bar.
  3. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    You should also check around to see if there is a trustworthy Apple Authorized Service Provider nearby. Often times they can perform repairs on-site, saving you time. It took Apple 8 days to replace my MBP's fans (including shipping back and forth), something that could have taken a repair shop a few hours.
  4. AquaMethod macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2008
    Yeah, you can—provided you have an Apple Store nearby. The closest one to me is about four hours away, and yes the phone-and-mail combo gets old really fast. But they do overnight your machine both ways, so it's not terrible.

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