Thoughts on buying from MacMall

adriantg

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Jul 21, 2011
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I see that MacMall has a good discount on Mac Airs. Any reason why it's not worth it to buy from them?
 

wdaleherring

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Jul 19, 2011
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If you buy from Best Buy or Apple you get a $100 gift card. If that doesn't matter to you, then I'd purchase from Mac Mall because taxes will run you from $70-$100 anyway and they are tax free in many states.
 

KPOM

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Oct 23, 2010
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Just be aware that all sales are final with them. They don't accept returns or exchanges. If you get a defective unit, though, an Apple store will take it back and exchange it for you.
 

R.OG

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Aug 19, 2010
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Just be aware that all sales are final with them. They don't accept returns or exchanges. If you get a defective unit, though, an Apple store will take it back and exchange it for you.
They accept returns with a 15% restocking fee. I have bought several macs from them without any problems.
 

adriantg

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Jul 21, 2011
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I'm concerned about the service at the Apple store if there's an issue with the laptop. Would they give the same level of service if I purchased the laptop from MacMall?
 

R.OG

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I'm concerned about the service at the Apple store if there's an issue with the laptop. Would they give the same level of service if I purchased the laptop from MacMall?
I've never had a problem taking a mac i bought from MacMall, Bestbuy or Microcenter to the apple store for diagnosis or repair.
 

bigp9998

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Dec 21, 2007
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You still get the 1 year Apple warranty and you can still purchase Apple Care. The Apple Geniuses won't care where you bought your Mac as long as it is still under warranty, and honestly I'm not even sure if there's a way for them to figure out where you bought it.
 

KPOM

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Oct 23, 2010
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I'm concerned about the service at the Apple store if there's an issue with the laptop. Would they give the same level of service if I purchased the laptop from MacMall?
I had an issue last year with my Rev D that was purchased from MacMall, and the Apple Store took it back and serviced it without any problems at all.
 

jon91851

macrumors newbie
Jul 22, 2011
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RE: Buying from Macmall

Anyone else notice that the 4GB of RAM on the 13" MBAs are listed at 1066MHz DDR3 RAM instead of the 1333MHz listed on Apple's website? Also, the model numbers are different, too. MC969LL/A on Macmall versus MC966LL/A on Apple's website.

Any thoughts or opinions?

Thanks,
Jon
 

adriantg

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Original poster
Jul 21, 2011
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They're probably typos on the product information page. I just checked and the info looks correct now.
 

Duke15

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May 18, 2011
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Id be careful with macmall, ive read a few threads of ppl complaining about them, not sure if its just a small percentage of buyers though
 
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