Purchase from Apple Store or Online?

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  1. SpittingImage macrumors member

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    I'm about to purchase a new MacBook Pro. Is there any merit in buying from an Apple Store rather than buying online to save in tax
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    Nope. As long as it's an Apple Authorized Reseller, you're good.
     
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    You can only get the One on One service if you purchase from Apple. I think, maybe no need. The prices at Adorama these days with Apple Care are in some cases over $500 Apple list price.


    http://prices.appleinsider.com/#applecare
     
  4. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    The only advantage that I can see buying from an Apple store vs a quality online retailer is the instant gratification of hands-on with your new prize.

    Waiting for delivery can really suck sometimes. :)
     
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    Should you wish to take advantage of the Refurb$$ , they are ONLY available online of course..
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I go with online much of the time, as I typically tweak the configuration, something that I can't do in the brick and mortar store.
     
  7. SpittingImage thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys. Online it is. I've had a MBA for a few years and love it but now I'm going to make the jump to a rMBP for my photo editing.

    Is there any online dealers that are preferable? Having been burned by Adorama I have nothing to do with them anymore.

    Thanks again.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Apple.com, amazon.

    I've had good luck with Adorama, why were you burned by them?
     
  9. SpittingImage thread starter macrumors member

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    I think the Apple Store would charge sale tax wouldn't it? I'm thinking someone like B&H or Mac Mall might be better.

    I don't want to discuss the "A" company. Someone mentioned it in an earlier post.
     
  10. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    My two online purchases have been with MacMall and Adorama. Use the price guide to determine who has the best price for the desired configuration. Amazon will collect sales tax and so will any retailer who had a point of presence in your state. MacMall would have charged me sales tax but I had the Macbook delivered to my niece in a state next door. Right now it is hard to beat Adorama prices with Apple Care.

    http://prices.appleinsider.com/#applecare
     
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