Where to buy from?

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  1. petercw2, May 15, 2019
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    petercw2 macrumors regular

    petercw2

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    my mid'11 27" graphics card went wonky yesterday, and while I was successful in literally "baking it in the oven" to correct the issue - I do know it'll likely bonk again soon.

    So, wanting to buy a new one and I've seen while lurking around here lots of different places people are buying for best pricing, etc. Any consensus on the best deals or service?

    I see that Expercom is about $150 less than Apple - anyone here have issue or good luck with them? I'm guessing they just order and have it dropped shipped just as Apple would since the delivery times are so similar.

    thanks.

    27"
    3.7 i5/8G/580x/1TB SSD
     
  2. clipse_ macrumors newbie

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    I actually ended up canceling my order with Apple and ordered from Expercom yesterday. The tax savings alone was worth it for me, and I ended up allocating that savings to Applecare. Plus, it gave me the option to have a full size keyboard with the number pad.
     
  3. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    Got a fantastic deal and great customer service from Expercom....between no tax and their discount, I ended up saving around $700 on a 2019 iMac.
     
  4. gamedrin.93, May 15, 2019
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    gamedrin.93 macrumors newbie

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    I plan on buying it at Expercom but I cannot escape the sales tax in CA. Any other suggestions?
     
  5. codernova macrumors member

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    I ordered mine for Expercom and I plan to drive the 20 minutes to pick it up when it arrives. But I've heard from friends who know the owner and company that they are dependable.
     
  6. gamedrin.93 macrumors newbie

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    bruh. lucky you. I would totally drive even if it's an hour away. but their stores are like 12H away from me.
     
  7. iono11200 macrumors regular

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    I posted on Monday regarding the sale on iMac's at Expercom. I ordered my BTO machine from them back in March when they offered a new product launch discount. As I had never heard of them before I was a but apprehensive ordering from them. Others on this forum were a great help through the entire process but as far as Expercom goes, they answered every phone call and every e-mail promptly. I saved over $111.00 and paid no tax. Shipping via UPS was one penny. My machine arrived in less than 2 weeks. All that said it was a great purchase experience from them. I only wish they had some sales on iPad Pro's next!
     
  8. mountain_feeling macrumors newbie

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    If you buy from these folks, you better hope you don't have to return the item. 15% restocking fee. That could be around $500 on a top-of-the-line 27 iMac, which everyone seems to be buying.
     
  9. codernova macrumors member

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    @mountain_feeling thanks for the tip! I don't plan to return mine unless there's something broken which will be covered.
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I’ve had excellent experiences with B&H. They will even match .edu discounts.
     
  11. gamedrin.93 macrumors newbie

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    they started charging sales tax though. Yes you can use their credit card "Payboo" and they'll reimburse you with the sales tax fee but you won't be able to take advantage of the extended warranty of your credit card (if you have that)
     
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Correction: Your state may collect taxes. It depends on your state. More than half still don’t.
     
  13. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    The 30% interest rate is a much bigger pitfall. It's clear that the sales tax rebates will be carried on the backs of those who don't read the fine print.
     

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