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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - Where would you rather buy your Macbook Pro?

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I am currently trying to decide whether i want to buy a Macbook Pro 15" unibody.

Apple has it for 2,299 after educational discount
PC Connection has it for 2,199 --> PC Connection - MacBook Pro 15" Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz 4GB 320GB SuperDrive

Would you rather buy it from Apple for the extra $100?
Would you trust PC Connection?
Is there a difference? Is it better to buy direct from Apple?

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Well at PC Connection, the status of the MBP is 'On Order' - Plus you still pay $2,349 - you get a $150 mail in rebate with it, which puts th cost at $2,199.

Shipping is via 'Best Way' - Not sure what that is about.

Personally, I would go with Apple on this one.
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Apple Store here as well.
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Defenitely Apple store. Limit the ammount of headaches. There are just too many variables for an item that costs so much.
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Amazon eats everybody. You get a rebate, no questions return, no sales tax. If you sign up for Prime for $79, you get free 2nd day shipping on everything for a year, and 1 day shipping for $4.
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Amazon has good deals but if I were buying an expensive machine like a Macbook then I would only trust Apple's store. That's where I'm planning to buy mine unless I can get a discount from one of my dad's friends who work for Apple.

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I always buy mine thru the apple store online.
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