opinions on best buy?

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  1. rust.puppet macrumors regular

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    hey guys, i have a credit card for best buy and i plan on using it for a new imac but im not sure once a new imac is released how long it will be before they carry it in the store? ive never personally dealt with them before and i plan on buying as soon as they release, not 2 weeks later.
     
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Sounds like you know what you want so I dn't think it is any diiferent than going to an apple store. Pick it up, go home and enjoy monthly payments.
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Apple always stocks its stores with new products before it supplies its resellers. Sometimes it does take literally a week or two after the Apple stores get something before places like amazon.com and Best Buy get stock.
     
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    If you are a member of the Reward Zone Program at Best Buy you can also get back $5 for every $250 you spend. Also, purchasing it from Best Buy you could still buy Apple Care from Apple within the first year of ownership. Best Buy does have Black Tie Protection that has accidental damage that Apple Care does not. Just a couple more things to think about.
     
  5. rust.puppet thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks alot :) i'll have to ask about those offers when i go to checkout.
     
  6. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    You have the Best Buy Credit Card, so you should already have the reward program. you should receive a Gift Certificate.
     
  7. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Who said he'll do monthly payments? Best Buy has deals a lot with 0% interest for 6 months to a year.
     
  8. rust.puppet thread starter macrumors regular

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    from what i read its supposed to be 0% interest for 18 months and the only thing i HAVE to pay monthly is like 2% of the total price. im doing 600 credit, 600 cash. for the 2.4 or whatever the new specs are.
     
  9. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Just be careful of the fine print. I have heard many people having to pay a some kind of "insurance" with BB at the end of paying something big like that off.
     
  10. rust.puppet thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah, im debating paying it off either in a couple weeks or a few months, no more than 3. i technically will have the money tomorrow i believe.
     
  11. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    I'd consider buying from Best Buy if they carried the 3.06GHz w/ nVidia GPU...
     
  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Make sure to do the Reward Zone thing. My dad got that just after buying a $2,500 TV years back. Top reason I'll buy my iPhone 3G from Best Buy -- aside from the 5 minutes vs. 30 minutes on the trip compared to The Apple Store.
     
  13. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my current BlackBerry from them, since they where giving it away for free with new contract. Very good deal. But IDK why, I am consider the iPhone now, when ever they release it, I may pay the $175 early cancellation fee. Maybe worth it.
     
  14. pictures macrumors member

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    Yep, true. It happened to me. Their credit card company is Household Finance (google them for their scams).

    We bought a computer and signed up for the card. We had something like 1 year of no interest and they said there were no fees. But like dummies we did not read all the fine print. When we went to pay it off a couple months later we got socked with extra charges for early payment. They are crooks, IMO.
     
  15. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    When was this because Best Buy has never charged a fee for early payment as far as I can remember.
     
  16. Apocrathia macrumors 6502

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    +1

    I'd love to be able to pay in cash and get my iMac on the same day.
     

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