Ordered from macmall. Anyone had issues with macmall?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hcho3, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    I am only ordering from macmall because it is cheaper. I could order from apple, but macmall was like 180 dollars cheaper because they weren't charging taxes and etc. And apple wouldn't price match.

    So, I pulled the trigger with macmall. It is on the way with UPS. Anyone ordered MBA from macmall and had issues?
  2. ingramLee macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    New York, NY
    So youre sacrificing your warranty and the ability to get Applecare on a brand new revision model computer for a $180 discount? Good luck with that...
  3. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind
    If you order an Apple product from someone other than Apple, you don't get the option to order Applecare? And it voids your warranty?

    I've never heard that before.
  4. shootingrubber macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2009
    Never heard of that?
  5. zpilot macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    OP: I ordered my maxed out MBA 11.6" from MacMall and did not have a problem at all. Got mine with free overnight shipping which was awesome. Like you said, no taxes really helps save a few bucks. :D
  6. Aboo macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2008
    If you don't know the answer to the OP's question,. don't spread misinformation.

    OP - MacMall and any other Apple Authorized Resellers are authorized to sell Apple computers to end users. As a result, by purchasing the system from them, your original 1 year warranty will be honored and you will also be eligible to purchase the Apple Care Protection Plan which offers an additional 2 years of extended hardware coverage plus phone support coverage for all 3 years.
  7. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2004
    Apple in my opinion, has the best warranty, for the most part. Warranty's connected to the serial number... I've bought products on ebay and other used apple products and they have been serviced by apple.
  8. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind

    Misinformation with an attitude as well.
  9. pscraig macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008

    See the above posts, you lose NOTHING buying from MacMall.
  10. ingramLee macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    New York, NY
    Of all the machines Ive purchased, Ive always purchased from the store or online store, utilizing some form of discount or another. I was told buying anywhere aside from Apple or a store with an Apple account (i.e. BestBuy) voids any type of official warranty.

    Aside from that, even if I did have an option of ordering somewhere else and keeping the same warranty, I wouldnt sacrifice the customer service and piece of mind I have from knowing I have never had any problems ordering directly from Apple to save a few dollars. But thats just my opinion and you can go about ordering however youd like.

    /Resume discussion.
  11. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You couldn't be more wrong.

    You get an apple warranty and the ability to purchase applecare. Please provide proof, of the contrary. By the way, MacMall is an authorized apple dealer.
  12. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City

    100% total BS. Authorized reseller. You get the EXACT same coverage buying from Apple, MacMall, Best Buy, Micro Center or any number of outlets. You shouldn't talk without knowing facts.

    /resume posting false information.
  13. Daud macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2008
    Ordered via appleinsider link 13.3/4/128 for saving 6% off (+1% off credit card) and received 11/4. No problems. $200 saved can go to AppleCare if I would go this route but usually I sell/buy before the 1 year ends.
  14. ingramLee macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    New York, NY

    I guess your tears of sadness prevented you from reading the second line of my post.
  15. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind
    I wouldn't exactly call $180 a few dollars.
  16. GGJstudios, Nov 7, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You were told a lie. There is no truth in that. Apple provides a warranty on all its computers, regardless of where they're sold. That warranty is transferable, even if a Mac is later sold by an individual.
    No matter where you buy your Mac, you can always use Apple customer service and deal directly with Apple on warranty issues.

    Nothing you have posted is even remotely true.
  17. bmat macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2004
    East Coast, USA
    There is nothing wrong with ordering from Macmall. They are listed on Apple's website as an authorize reseller.

    I'd say the only slight downside is that their listed inventory is sometimes not 100% up-to-date, so sometimes there is a slight delay. I've found Amazon's inventory is more up-to-date (if it is from Amazon, not a 3rd party using the Amazon site). On the other hand, Macmall sells custom configurations, which Amazon doesn't do.
  18. VespaMatt macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2010
    I'm typing away on my maxed out 13in Air right now. I saved over $100 + taxes + got Paralells and an HP printer free after rebates. I had to wait a little bit because they didn't get the BTO Airs in right away but it actually arrived a week earlier than they originally told me over the phone. I had a great experience with them and plan to purchase all my new Apple purchases from them.
  19. Seawolf8080 macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2010
  20. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006

    there's a beauty to Apples warranty.

    And that's one of the reasons they fetch such high resale value.

    You can easily check the status of any Apple machine online also.

    Some companies won't even let you transfer a warranty. But those are mostly for more specialized equipment.

    Note: But WTF happened to the Macmall question?

    They have the best prices right now for all the models, and they say "in Stock" with the little moon (which means overnight I guess) :D

    I think if they have the little moon there, your chances of getting it this month improve a bit :D
  21. neteng101 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2009
    I bought my 15" MBP previously from Macmall, no issues. The only thing you might need to do sometimes if you buy from non Apple is that your warranty might not show up as the full year. Then you need to contact Apple to adjust the warranty date, they will want proof of purchase faxed to them, which I did. Added AppleCare separately later on.

    I did buy my 13" MBA from the Apple retail store - it was still pretty new and I didn't want a wait, plus I could use my company's employee purchase pricing with Apple so that helped with the price a little bit.
  22. GodlessGeek macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2010
    I ordered a fully loaded 13" from MacMall on Friday afternoon and I had it on Saturday morning - less that 24 hours later. The computer was $1750 and it was less that $30 for overnight Saturday delivery. I ordered over the phone and the salesperson was very friendly and helpful. The computer is perfect. I also have an 11" which I'll likely be selling.
  23. kingsal macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2010
    MacMall does not take returns on Apple products.
  24. Romulus macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2006
  25. bamf macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
    I ordered my MBA that I'm posting from now from Macmall. Not only did I save a ton of money, but I got the machine 5 days sooner than promised.

    I saved $206 on my order and had to wait maybe an extra 2 days. I also got a free copy of Parallels (yes after rebate I know).

    I couldn't be more happy.

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