Hello, given that prices are the same for most devices, what are the differences in buying Apple products from Apple Store vs. other big name stores such as Bestbuy, Staples, Costco and Walmart?
This is very true. If you purchase from a 3rd party retail outlet the on thing the Apple Retail store can do is repair your device. They won't exchange it from their inventory.IIRC, if you buy an Apple anything from a non-Apple store, you cannot return it to the Apple store for exchange or refund.
This is very true. If you purchase from a 3rd party retail outlet the on thing the Apple Retail store can do is repair your device. They won't exchange it from their inventory.
Depends on your needs. All I'm saying is if you purchase from Costco and have a warranty issue an Apple Store will not replace/exchange the device. They will only repairI am a bit confused. I think Apple Store has a 2-week no question asked refund policy. As for Costco, it has a 3-month no question asked refund policy. So, isn't it better to buy from Costco?
I always buy from Apple Store but some big retailers have more than two-week of refund policy and sometimes they sell iPad and Mac at slightly lower price. So, I wonder if I should buy from them.
I am also worry about the possibility of getting one with dead pixel and scratch.
I find when you purchase something from Apple, if you’re not content with the product or you have an issue, they will exchange it immediately in store and make exceptions in certain cases. Some retailers don’t always abide by their own return policy and with Apple, I’m confident that they will rectify the situation. Even if that means I spend a little bit more money with Apple over a third-party store sale, then it was worth it to me.
If I buy an iPad Pro from Apple Store, say today and within two weeks we know the 2018 version will come out at the end of the month, can I exchange for the 2018 version?