I fully hear you about rebates, but macconnection is different.Ah the mail-in rebate. One of retail's greatest scams. Your out-of-pocket expense is still the same while the vendor keeps your money for eight weeks hoping you won't file the rebate. Jump through the hoops and wait, wait, hoping the third-party rebate processor actually sends you the rebate. No thanks. I'd rather the retailer give me the money up front.
So when comparing the MacMall price, it's actually no better than most other vendors and is more in some cases because of the tax. The extras are a plus though.
So I'm comparing $999 vs. $1149 really. Because that's the out-of-pocket.
Sorry, but the MacConnection prices all include mail in rebates and the form to print and mail is even posted on the site. I might bite if it was an electronic rebate, but it doesn't appear to be in this case.I fully hear you about rebates, but macconnection is different.
Their rebates are done at the time of purchase, online.
After you order, you click a few more buttons and your rebate is processed.
Over the years, I have ordered my macs from Amazon, MC, smalldog and powermax-- all with varying results. But so far MC has been 100% perfect for me... you mentioned MacMall, which I dont use, so I cant speak of their rebate reliablity.