Where have you bought your Macs?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by MiloMac, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. MiloMac macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2002
    Austin, Texas...y'all
    As I mentioned in a different post, I'm looking to buy an iBook within the next few months. I was planning on picking one up from CompUSA (where I bought my iMac) because at one time they were offering a $250 rebate in exchange for any rev. iMac. I got conflicting answers in the store (general sales guy said it had expired, but the Apple specialist said it was ongoing--maybe indefinitely).

    I've ordered peripherals from the big Apple mail order resellers before, but never a system. Just curious if anyone has any advice they'd like to share.
  2. unc32 macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002

    They had good prices, specials, and no taxes. Plus, it arrived in 2 days with regular shipping.
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    you should try http://www.generalcybernetics.com/apple - its one of the MR member's sites and he has great prices. I just bought a new TiPB from him and got the best deal anywhere.

    Its worth getting a price quote and seeing what other stuff you might get thrown in as well.

  4. JamesDP macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
    I'll second dukestreet's nomination of General Cybernetics. I just got my iBook (Back to School Special) from them a couple of days ago, got a great deal and great service.
  5. MiloMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2002
    Austin, Texas...y'all
    Thanks. The General Cybernetics page looks very promising. I'm going to send them a request for a custom built & see what their quote is.

    I really appreciate the tips.
  6. User X macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2002
    I bought my imac 333 from Maconection and my Quicksilver from Apple direct. If you can buy from the Apple education site you can get some good deals. Otherwise, I have found other vendors to have prices very close to each other. The only advantage I see are sometimes bunled software or memory upgrades which you have to pay for instalation for anyway. If I can I like to buy directly from the source.
  7. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    I'll third duke's motion.

    Before GC came along, though, I had my Cube and monitor purchased from SmallDog.

    [​IMG] But...

    If I need a new computer pronto, I would check out GC. :cool: [​IMG]
  8. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    I got my 700mhz CRT iMac from CompUSA. If I had waited 2 months I could have gotten the flat panel iMac:(

    I think we got our Performa 6300 from some Mac catalog, but that was 7 years ago so I don't know which one!
  9. chibianh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 6, 2001
    first mac, performa 550, bought at officemax.

    powerbook 550, local apple store

    powerbook 800, clubmac.com
  10. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    apple II+ and apple IIe...my dad bought them new when i was a kid so i don't know where they were bought but probably a local dealer

    performa 600...we bought it slightly used from a friend for $600

    powerpc 601 processor performa...my cousin gave it to us when she replaced it with a windows machine

    power tower pro 180 clone...bought it used from a friend for $495

    rev a ibook...bought it new from a local dealer

    if we get a new mac soon, it will either be from the same local dealer and if they don't have it, then from general cybernectics:D
  11. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    i bought my iBook (my first mac) from the Apple store via friends and family employee discount. The apple rep in the compusa where i worked did this for me. In the future, if its still around and ass crazy competitive as now, I will buy from general cybernetics hands down. best prices i've seen, best packages ive seen.
  12. JamesDP macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
    And GC didn't charge to install the memory and Airport card in my iBook :D - they even asked me if I wanted them to do it or if I wanted to do it myself. Did I mention great service? ;)
  13. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2002
    Apple IIe - ComputerLand
    Apple IIgs - ??? I do not remember the name. Local Kansas City company
    Macintosh IIsi - CompUSA
    PowerMac 8500 - APS Tech when they were in Kansas City
    iBook SE - MacMall
  14. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2002
    Franklin, TN
    Yet another vote for general cybernetics.

    I will only buy from them.


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