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Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: wowzer
Date: December 06, 2018 05:28PM
In the old days, Smalldog, macwarehouse, and apple refurb stores were my usual go to places. I haven't bought a mac in over 6 years. What is the best pricing place to buy them?

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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: jardster
Date: December 06, 2018 05:40PM
I still buy from Apple, either refurb or edu pricing.



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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: December 06, 2018 05:42PM
Apple Refurb for later models
Go back a few models and the choices open up to include OWC, Swappa, and even Craigslist or eBay are worth a look.



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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 06, 2018 06:28PM
I ended up going to eBay to find a specific model I wanted a couple years ago. Plenty of great companies have a storefront on eBay.
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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 06, 2018 07:04PM
Adorama or B&H. No tax.



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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 06, 2018 07:07PM
Adorama or B&H. No tax.

This.

And now Apple, with their 10% discount for Vets and Active Duty, on smaller kit or anything I want right now.




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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: bruceko
Date: December 06, 2018 07:37PM
last 2 from B and H
I think they are now charging sales tax
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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 06, 2018 07:47PM
I think they are now charging sales tax

Only for certain states, 13 I believe.

(Not the original 13 colonies, LOL)




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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: December 06, 2018 07:56PM
I'm also impressed with the refurbs offered on Amazon now. Along with their 4-year warranty, they're the best deals I see currently.



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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 06, 2018 08:23PM
Pick your poison:

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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 06, 2018 09:19PM
I would only trust an NIB Mac product from Amazon, and only if it's shipped and sold by Amazon.

A four year warranty mean it's not going to be repaired by Apple should something go wrong.

I wouldn't take the chance.




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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 06, 2018 10:23PM
Quote
bruceko
last 2 from B and H
I think they are now charging sales tax


Not in CA, at least as of a couple of weeks ago...winking smiley
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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 07, 2018 06:42AM
....haven't.........last one was about 10 years ago MBA and it was refurb.........I stopped buying the latest/newest models but tend to buy models next gen or 2 gens down....and will usually get a refurb and not a new one.....



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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: December 07, 2018 06:53AM
Used to be Apple refurbs. Last two: new 27" 2015 iMac (last year) from a 6th-Avenue (NJ) place where jdc found an excellent deal; used 2015 MacBook Air 11.6" from MegaMacs (OK), thanks to tip from Mr Downtown. MegaMacs are nice people to deal with, if you're buying used.

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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: December 07, 2018 08:27AM
Apple store and Microcenter
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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: richorlin
Date: December 07, 2018 11:52AM
Sometimes BestBuy open-box Macs.
Last two 12" Macbooks I got were BestBuy open-box items:
Mine: 2017 i5 512gb SSD originally $1600. open-box (never registered, so full warranty) $1250
Wife's: 2017 m3 256gb SSD originally $1299. open-box (ditto) $974
Almost $700 in savings over full retail.

You just have to check the warranty staus online while in the store. I don't mind if it's one or two months into the warranty.



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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: wowzer
Date: December 08, 2018 07:14AM
Tx everyone. I am still looking. It is a laptop for my daughter, so the used macs are probably not on the table. Apple refurb and new are the only ways, I think. I hope to convince her that a macbook air may be best, but she wants a 15inch screen...



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Re: Where do you buy macbooks these days?
Posted by: August West
Date: December 08, 2018 09:49AM
B&H for the last 2018 MBP and BB for the last Apple Watch.



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