Where to buy from? Amazon vs MacMall

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by juiceman311, May 16, 2007.

  1. juiceman311 macrumors member

    May 10, 2007
    Hey all...lookin to get my first mac. I placed an order for a Black MacBook (2.0 GHz model) last night on Amazon.com; it's the $1099 after rebate, but the ship date is June 25 - July 16. Also, I'm not 100% clear on the warranty provided at all. MacMall has the same MacBook for $1199 shipped and is clear on warranty (1 year manufacturer's, which may be the same as Amazon's), and is in stock.

    From past experience or knowledge, should I tough it out til July or cancel my order and get the notebook on MacMall?
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    Many here buys from Amazon. Go for it, it is a safe bet.
  3. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2007
    Amazon has the same standard one year warranty. Also amazon is tax free, I dont know about MacMall. Amazon's estimated ship dates are also very conservative so i wouldn't be surprised if it shipped much earlier.
  4. Soulman macrumors member


    Dec 16, 2006
    Detroit, Michigan
    Circuit City

    Don't forget to check your local Circuit City's. They will have a old C2D 2.0 reduced rates.
  5. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2006
    i've ordered from both. i like amazon better.

    but the best is the times i've bought a new mac from the local apple store. there's nothing like hugging it as you're walking out the door -- that feeling is worth the xtra price & sales tax.
  6. juiceman311 thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2007
    that's relative :cool:
  7. macjay macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2003
    Go Amazon, definitely. MacMall accepts no returns on Apple products.
  8. ShiggyMiyamoto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
    Just outside Boston, MA.
    Bleh I don't trust resellers other than MacMall/MacZone. I either get my gear from them, or directly from any of the retail stores in my area. I would never trust Amazon for Mac stuff.

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