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    Feb 06, 2008
    Where to buy my first Mac...
    Just curious if there is a best place to buy a Mac? I know that I can buy online from the Apple website. There is also an Apple store in the area that I could also buy from. In addition to that, there are a couple of other Apple specialty resellers in the area. Finally, I think Fry's in my area sells Apple stuff too.

    Is there a difference in where I buy? Should I expect a significant price difference from place to place? I qualify for a student discount, so does this mean my best price will end up being from Apple directly?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Feb 07, 2008
    I recommend you to buy it directly from a mac store, they have great service and you can see the product you wish to buy.
    I recommend macs, this machines are beautiful, long lasting and always at the click of a button.
    Many people tend to complain abut prices on software and how hard to find they are, but there is a lot of open-source software that you can get for free.

    I hope this helps..

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    Jan 14, 2005
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    Either an Apple store, or if you don't have one nearby, I recommend the telephone hotline (1-800-My-Apple).

    I think they're great, and you can negotiate a good price as well.
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    Los Angeles, California
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    I believe that if you are planning too use the education discount, you need to got to the Apple Store (brick and mortar) or Apple on-line.
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    Feb 06, 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by yogi View Post
    Either an Apple store, or if you don't have one nearby, I recommend the telephone hotline (1-800-My-Apple).

    I think they're great, and you can negotiate a good price as well.
    Negotiate a PRICE?!?! I didn't realize that buying a Mac was like buying a new car rather than like buying any other computer. Just how much negotiating are you talking about? Would I be able to negotiate a better price than the educational discount?

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    I would visit the local Mac reseller if you have one and have the advantage of dealing directly with staff on a face to face basis, and getting a demonstration of your preferred model. Makes it so much easier to get after sales service.

    The price is the price no matter how much you negotiate.

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