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    Where should I buy?

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    Where should I buy?
    So I'm going to buy a macbook on Saturday. Should I go 5 minutes down the street to Fry's, or 30 minutes to an actual Apple store? Is there a difference price-wise or if I need a warranty or service?

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    Where should I buy?
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    I would not expect their to be any real differences, but the apple store is a much much nicer experience, and they will answer all your questions and make sure you get the right set up for you and all that stuff... so i would go to the apple store especially since it is your first purchase of an apple computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Vindicat3d View Post
    I would not expect their to be any real differences, but the apple store is a much much nicer experience, and they will answer all your questions and make sure you get the right set up for you and all that stuff... so i would go to the apple store especially since it is your first purchase of an apple computer.
    I bought my MacBook at Frys and saved a whole five bucks! LOL

    In all seriousness though, I had a much better experience when I bought my PowerBook from the Apple Store. Frys is a bit too pushy on the upsells for my taste.
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    Yep and also some frys are carrying some older stock. Plus they seem to push you to buy the computer. Apple store would be your best bet.

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    CompUSA... they are going out of business and all Apple products are 10% off... if you can find any left.

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    Try Amazon. They have been running rebates of anywhere from $75 on up, depending on the Mac. Free shipping, and no tax.

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    You might also want to check out online Mac retailers such as MacMall.com and MacConnection.com. They usually offer great bundle deals and don't charge for shipping or tax. Not having tax can be a huge savings.

    I wish I had known about these sites before buying my Macbook, I would have saved at least $100.

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    i would go with Apple, they are the experts, if it is your first mac they'll answer all your Q's etc

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