Should I wait to buy in store or order online now?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BLee17, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. BLee17 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Hi guys! Recently decided to buy a retina MBP and am excited! However, missed the early order boat. Do you think it would be wise to wait on a Best Buy or Apple store option or try to order online? The online store is 3-4 weeks out and I want 16 GB on my rMBP. Any advice?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    retina MBPs have started trickling into Best Buy, if you have one that has a mini apple store inside it. Drop by for a visit. They only carry the 8gb flavor however.

    Personally, I ordered through apple, while it does mean waiting, I don't need to keep calling my local apple stores and/or best buys. What's another month when I've been waiting for the Ivy Bridge upgrade since January ;)
  3. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    3-4 weeks will pass in no time so I'd recommend ordering online. Plus if you want a non-standard config, you won't find those in stores.
  4. Pipper99, Jun 18, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2012

    Pipper99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
    You could place an online order and keep checking the Apple Store and Best Buy for the next few weeks: if you find it at a store between now and then, just cancel your online order.

    Oops, I completely overlooked that you want 16gb of RAM. As Meever stated, online is your online option.
  5. boto macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2012
    If you want a customized 16 GB ram, online is your best bet.
  6. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    16gb is bto option so I think online is the ONLY way to go ;p
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I'm in the mall of Georgia store now and they have retinas

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