Risks/downsides to buying on-line, not Apple

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dmaxdmax, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502a

    dmaxdmax

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    I can buy a watch from ****.com with free shipping and no sales tax. Extended return period through Feb 1. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to list websites but **** is a few decades older than Apple and I’ve used them to purchase fairly high end video equipment without a problem. Magically, sales tax is about the same price as AppleCare.

    Why shouldn’t I? Why didn’t you?
     
  2. deeddawg, Nov 3, 2017
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    deeddawg macrumors 604

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    I'd never buy from a site named ****.com

    You'd probably lose your asterisk. :D


    Many folks with watches today either preordered or bought them as walk-ins and considered the sales tax as the cost of having it right away.

    As for buying locally or online, that choice is pretty much the same as for any other product. If that's what fits your wish, and you have a reputable online retailer you trust, no reason not to go that route if that's your preference.
     
  3. dmaxdmax thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dmaxdmax

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    I phrased it poorly. Are there common tech or cosmetic issues that would make me kick myself if I have to remedy by email and fedex? If 1 in 1,000 people need to exchange or get 1st month tech service then **** is a pretty safe option. If 1 in 10 people have an issue then 8% is a small price to pay for local resolution.
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    I’m looking at getting 3 or 4 watches so the tax and/or headaches add up pretty quickly!
     
  4. ftaok macrumors 603

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    As long as ****.com is an authorized dealer, you can take the AW to any apple store for service. Doesn't matter where you originally bought it.

    I've gotten service on Macs that I bought from Amazon. It's not an issue.

    I'm guessing if you needed an outright replacement, the apple store might say to take it back to where you bought it, but if they have stock, they'd probably give you a white box replacement.
     
  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    As mentioned, Apple provides in-store warranty service regardless even when purchased elsewhere. You don’t need to go to the original seller unless you are seeking to exchange for a different model or return the device for refund.
     

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