So pre purchase from?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by No1up, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. No1up macrumors regular

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    Apple, B&H, macmall, macconnection??

    Best place?
     
  2. ninjadex macrumors 6502

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    When you order from B&H, they will charge you up front. They've also been less than truthful with the preorder situation.
     
  3. David R macrumors 6502

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    Based on everything I have read and my previous experiences with them, I would recommend macconnection.

    You can also double down - place an order with Apple and another one with macconnection and cancel whichever one hasn't shipped once you get a shipment email.
     
  4. No1up thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will they charge the whole amount?
     
  5. David R macrumors 6502

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    You can call and ask, but, again, based on my previous experiences with them, macconnection, like Apple, will do a pre-authorization, but not actually charge you until it ships.

    Be very careful if you are using a debit card or a card close to the credit limit. If you get 2 pre-auths at once, you could be out of that much money until they expire. The money is not actually taken out of your account, but it's sort of "reserved" for a few days until it disappears or they push the charge through.

    The actual real charge will happen when it ships.
     
  6. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Without question, APPLE!

    They are the only seller who can accurately predict supply, and you can be sure that they will handle the transaction scrupulously.

    If a reseller is claiming "5 day wait" when Apple is showing "4 week wait", I would be very skeptical.
     
  7. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Apple. At least you know when you'll get it for sure.
     

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