why buy from apple?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by e34guy, May 12, 2011.

  1. e34guy macrumors member

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    what are some benefits if you buy the iPad straight from the apple store?
    or do you get the same warranty if you buy from walmart or target?
     
  2. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    the best customer service experience hands down!
     
  3. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    That pretty much sums it up.
     
  4. poloponies Suspended

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    You get to be really indignant with impunity if something goes South.
     
  5. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    There is only one other retailer I have purchased from that is tops in their game too and that is Bose!
     
  6. jenlevin macrumors regular

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    get it wherever is most convenient for you, if they have it in stock. apple will certainly be the most knowledgeable if you have questions or need help setting it up. other than that - you do not lose out by purchasing elsewhere. same one-year apple warranty. target gives a 5% discount if you open/use a target card.
     
  7. Janet1 macrumors member

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    You can get the same Apple customer service whether you bought your Apple product directly from them, or from another retailer.

    However, if you buy from Best Buy, you can buy additional warranty protection, against accidental damage, such as dropping your iPad, and shattering it on the pavement or submerging it in your bathtub. Apple's warranty doesn't cover user negligence.

    My iPad 1 is still covered by Best Buy's warranty.
     
  8. schin macrumors newbie

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    You will get a neat Apple bag that can work like a back pack.
     
  9. Meanee macrumors 6502a

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    You can walk in and get one for free. I bought camera connection kit and walked away with 4 of this bags!
     
  10. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

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    What up, 212?!
  11. GP_1 macrumors regular

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    If you want advice, have questions, or want amazing customer service go to the Apple Store.
     
  12. Born Again macrumors regular

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    If paying tax is your thing then by all means buy from apple!!!

    Op there is no reason u couldn't buy from an authorized vendor and take it into apple for customer service!

    Lol do u buy monster cables with that set up too? Lol

    Sorry I'm sure u love ur speakers

    U know they use cardboard for their woofers ?

    Pretty cheaply made
     
  13. maclaptop macrumors 65816

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    Mostly I buy from Apple Online.

    However every once in a while, Amazon stocks and ships the product, which saves me a lot of sales tax on a big item.

    Apple customer service and AppleCare don't even mind where it came from, you get the same good service.
     
  14. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601

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    It is a crucial part of the Apple cult ... bring money to the Apple Shrine ...

    ah, and the nice bags got already mentioned ...
     
  15. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Often if you buy from Apple and have a problem with whatever it is you've bought, I've found them to be more than willing on most occasions just to go round the back and give you a new one. Their customer service really can't be praised highly enough.
     
  16. LightSpeed1 macrumors 6502a

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    My experiences are similar.
     

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