www.macconnection.com safe?

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  1. shyam09, Dec 7, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2010

    shyam09 macrumors 68000

    shyam09

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    i know this is an apple authorized retailer, but after reading the many reviews on:
    http://www.resellerratings.com/store/MacConnection
    im getting a mixed feeling.
    im looking at the 15" MBP base model (which is 1599 after rebate. so has anyone had any experience with them. the problems they list in the reviews seem silly to me and a bit exaggerated. but yes has anyone had any problems such as rebate not coming, etc.

    EDIT:also how many rebates can be used?
    http://service1.pcconnection.com/RebateCenter/17749.pdf
     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    It's hard to get a fair picture from posted comments since people are more likely to speak up when they've had a problem. Happy customers don't make any noise. It'll probably be the same in a forum thread like this one. The most useful ratings are those based on the largest number of people.

    I've purchased from MacConnection and had no trouble, while I'm sure some other customers ran into problems. That's one data point, for what it's worth.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I too, have purchased from them in the past with no problems
     
  4. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    also how many rebates can be used?
    http://service1.pcconnection.com/RebateCenter/17749.pdf

    oops:
    Limit one rebate per item (PCC Sku), per address,
    except where prohibited by law. Limit one claim submission per envelope.**
    so does this mean if i buy 2 MBP's on one Credit Card, i cant get two rebates?
     
  5. aarond12 macrumors 65816

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    Basic online purchasing safety measures should always be used.

    1. Always use a credit card -- not a debit card. If you have problems with your purchase, the credit card companies will more easily allow you to fight bogus charges and, in some cases, will increase your base warranty.

    2. Look for the little lock symbol when using secure pages on their site. If you really want to be vigilant, verify their SSL certificate with the certificate issuer.

    3. When in doubt, don't buy. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

    4. Carefully read the fine print when working with rebate forms, and keep copies of all your documentation, including the phone number to call to verify your rebate was processed.
     

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