Question about purchasing Macbooki Pro in store

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by soapage, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. soapage macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2009
    I am currently going to purchase a macbook pro 15 inche 2.66 no glare with 320 hd @7200rpm.

    my question is if I go to the store could i buy that macbook with the upgrade?? or are upgrades only bought with laptops online??
    I ask this cause i am flying from outsie the US and want to but the laptop or dont know if i should order it by mail instead.
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Can you rewrite that last part of your post? Where are you flying out of?

    Do you mean you're flying to the US, and want to order from there? Where are you staying? If it's a decent hotel, just order the item and have it delivered to the hotel if the store will let you ship to an address that's not identical to your billing address.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Typically they don't carry BTO machines, but anti-glare is kind of a "special" case in that they're fairly common. The best thing to do would be to call the Apple Store and ask.
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I doubt you'll find that configuration stocked in an Apple Store. You would need to order it.
  5. soapage thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2009
    ok thanks alot guys.... guess i will order it and have it shipped to the hotel.
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    If you're paying with a credit card, call the card co first and tell them what you are doing. The CC people get nervous if you try to ship a major purchase to an address that is not your billing address; they will likely decline the charge.
  7. Habitus macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Where ever my life takes me...
    All upgrades must be done through the online store. However, upgrading a HD is not hard. Ram, too. You could buy the Mac, assuming you don't want to wait, and purchase upgrades later. This may save you money, too. This is the route I took. I couldn't wait for my 13" MBP :D

    Good luck,

    Habitus :apple:
  8. dankybear macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2009
    my apple store has one on display... so they must have one in stock right?1
  9. Kupoback macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Check the specs. I just bought mine from the Apple Store, and the only one they had on display, and only type period in store, was the matte 2.8GHz
  10. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    If you just want a matte display then there may be some of them in the store..

    i doubt they'll upgrade anything else in the store...if you are staying long enough(2-3 weeks) then order in store or online after reaching there...

    if you really want to make sure then call the store you'll be buying from ...
  11. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
  12. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
  13. psingh01 macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    They'll just sell you whatever models they have in stock which are usually just the stock models (some with antiglare screen). Just go to the store and see what they have.

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