Simple Poll: How will you get your Haswell Retina Macbook Pro? Online or In-Store?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Starfyre, Oct 19, 2013.


How will you get your new Retina Macbook Pro?

  1. Order online from

    42 vote(s)
  2. Buy in person at an Apple store.

    17 vote(s)
  3. Some other third party retailer.

    19 vote(s)
  1. Starfyre, Oct 19, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2013

    Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    How will you plan to get your new retina Macbook Pro when it is announced and we get a solid date of release? Mind the grammatical non-parallelism of the third option. And yes, there is no option if you just don't plan to get one in the first place, feel free to voice that in the thread with a wink of a face or some other way. :D
  2. ka-spot macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2012
    Sofia, Bulgaria
  3. Quu macrumors 68030


    Apr 2, 2007
    Online from I've always ordered my Apple notebooks this way as I usually change a few things in the build to order options which aren't available in-store.
  4. Scott7975 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2013
    I have been waiting on this update for a new laptop. It all depends on the pricing and how bare bones the stores are. If I can get 16gb of ram and a 512 drive in the store then that's where I will be getting it from. If I have to special order that then I will get it online.
  5. PFKMan23 macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2012
    Online as I'm probably going to have mine built to order.
  6. henry72 macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2009
    New Zealand
    Apple Store because I like the store services and experience. Plus I can get an Apple bag :D

    Also, it's a lot easier to swap out for a replacement if there is anything wrong with the unit!
  7. NocturnalJazz macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    Apple Store. Purchasing the upper 15" model.

    Have cash in hand.
  8. Hookemfins macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2013
    Just like my Mac Mini and early 2013 MBPr, I'd look for an open box deal from Best Buy.
  9. hydesg macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2013
  10. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    Order online for store pickup if that's possible to do with the 13" 256gb SSD.
  11. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Wow. People are going to get a mac either online or at a store. Who'd have guessed? :)
  12. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    I would find a third party who would not have to charge me the 9% CA sales tax. That's about the only "discount" I'm going to get.
  13. Xerotech macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2011
    A third party mostlikely. It saves me tax, which makes the computer cheaper than with the student discount. Also, BHPhoto usually offers half off on AppleCare.
  14. i1280 macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2012
    Best Buy. Have about $1600 in gift cards waiting for this. Just not sure how soon after the announcement will "other stores" get the new product?

    Anyone have an idea?
  15. that1guyy macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2011
    Will order a custom one from and choose to pick it up in an Apple store. It's fun to go in there to pick things up rather than it arriving on your door step.
  16. Petulka macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2010
    If it's aviable in our third party wannabe apple store before 3.11 I'm getting it with 12% discount else I'm ordering from apple with education discount.
  17. chakdey macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2008
    Probably from amazon or macmall, no sales tax, free shipping plus additional 5% cashback with my discover card :D
  18. kidnaper macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2010
    If the default options for the high end 13" include 16gb of ram and 256 ssd ill buy from amazon with no tax. If 16gb is an option, or they somehow add a quad core i7 as an option(not holding my breath) I'm ordering online from apple.
  19. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    The no sales tax from Amazon ends at the end of October, correct?

    I sure hope the 13" Haswell rMBP has at 16GB of RAM BTO option.
  20. PFKMan23, Oct 20, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013

    PFKMan23 macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2012
    I guess I should have added that given that I'm in CA, my ability to avoid sales tax is a bit trickier, so I guess depending on what the options and specs are, I might be able to order from B&H or some place like that. But I'm not exactly hopeful.
  21. OMGwtfBBQwings macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2011
    anyone know if I can walk in at the apple be store in covent garden or regents street in London and pick up a base model one on first or second day of release?
  22. Donsig macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2013
    Going for a hird party reseller, as we don't have any Apple stores around here. And I won't order online, as it will be easier to get the store to repair/replace the unit if it breaks. (Mainly concerned about this as it's going to be my first ever mac.)
  23. Livewings macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2012
    Singapore does not have an actual official Apple store so I'm ordering online.
    It's a pity I can't experience the magic.
  24. sarakn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2013
    Mine will be BTO - maxxed out RAM and SSD - so it will have to be shipped. I think I'll pick up in store though as I'm buying other things. Extra power adapter, time machine, ipad, and a few more accessories.
  25. Greene1123 macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2013
    Online. I ain't walking out of the Providence place Apple store with a $2000 machine in a bright white Apple bag

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