Where to buy from? Amazon vs MacMall

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

  1. juiceman311 macrumors member

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    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

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    Many here buys from Amazon. Go for it, it is a safe bet.
     
  3. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    that's relative :cool:
     
  7. macjay macrumors 6502

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

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    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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