Should I Buy My New iMac At The Apple Store Or Online ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by NyMetsFan08, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. NyMetsFan08 macrumors regular

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    Hey again everyone !!! I was just wondering should I buy my new iMac at the Apple Store or online. Is there a difference most likely not at all but just thought I asked.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You can get far more BTO options online.

    You can get faster shipping times at the Apple Store.
     
  3. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    You can make customizations online. Otherwise, there's not much difference.
     
  4. Paix247 macrumors 6502

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    Are you getting a Free iPod deal or a Printer rebate? If so, do it online. Nothing to mail in, and you get your rebate in about a week!
     
  5. NyMetsFan08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow really in a week I never knew that. Does the printer deal take about a week also. If it does that is great !
     
  6. tri3limited macrumors 6502

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    im not sure if the rebate applies over the phone (it did two years ago with my macbook and ipod) but its always possible to try and negotiate a free copy of mobileme/applecare/iwork which is well worth doing...

    "not sure i can afford or need applecare... would have to get the cheaper mac computer product"

    "well how about apple care for free if u buy the more expensive model?"

    "okay!"
     
  7. muldul macrumors 6502

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    Well you can get a fee iPod and printer from buying online, the only advantage of buying in-store is you get our mac straight away
     
  8. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    I bought mine from the store, because I have a instant gratification issue:D, and I also wanted a stock model (no BTO Options) if I you want to BTO you have to order online. Oh and if you buy in a store, everyone in the mall (in my case) gets to envy you and your new Mac while you walk to your car:D

    Don
     
  9. iChrisG macrumors member

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    I would suggest buying it in the store, because it's more of an expierence. Also, you can get the help, and the questions you need.

    I hope you enjoy it!

    -Chris
     
  10. nintendude macrumors 6502

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    for the printer rebate you can do the rebate in store by using one of the demo computers
     

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