- iPhone Intermediate
- 176 Posts
Where to buy
Is there any advantage to purchasing an iPad from BestBuy, Target, or AT&T? It's all the same price. Are any of them offering any special deals ($25 gift card, extended service, etc)?
I am getting one but I don't see why I should buy it from any place but Apple. Is that just because there are two Apple stores within 20 miles of my house?
I am not sure I get it.
- 10-19-2010, 06:34 PM #2
- 10-19-2010, 09:56 PM #3
Call the store before to make sure they have them in stock.
Check with your employer to see if they are in the Apple EPP Program. (Employee Purchase Program) I used to work at Target and we got discounts on Apple products via a special Apple website. Of course I can't give it out as its only open for Current and former Target Employees. (as with any EPP program)
- 10-19-2010, 11:01 PM #4
- 10-19-2010, 11:32 PM #5
My local run Apple authorized reseller has much better service
The Mac Store - Northwest Apple Stores - New & Used Mac Computers
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- 10-20-2010, 04:20 PM #11iPhone Newbie
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Wow, looks like someone's got an issue with inconveniently located Apple Stores. How about moving closer, lazy ***! (just kidding)
I think the experience of purchasing products from the Apple Store is much more enjoyable - and no, I'm not just saying that because it's an Apple Store.
At the Apple Stores, employees sit down with you after your purchase and help you set up your device so you can use it on the way out of the store. Purchasing it from any other store would mean having to wait till you get home (which would suck if you live far away) so you can connect it to iTunes. Also, the employees (at least pretend to) care about you being comfortable with what you purchase. It's not just scan, pay and leave. You get to open it with them, inspect it, ask questions, and it's all one on one.
Apple Store > anywhere else when it comes to shopping experience, but if you couldn't care less about getting answers to questions or friendly retailers, go for where ever sells it the cheapest.
- 10-21-2010, 07:29 AM #12
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- 10-22-2010, 06:03 PM #17
I got mines from Best Buy as well. I actually didn't even walk into to the store to purchase it. I was just browsing around and saw a sign for 18 months no interest on a best buy card, i applied got approved and made my purchase and LOVE IT!!
- 10-22-2010, 10:08 PM #18
- 10-22-2010, 10:24 PM #19
I went to my local run authorized Apple retailer. it took them like ten seconds to pop it back on. I wasn't even in the store for more then three minutes. I wasn't charged. They didn't inspect the system, as there was nothing wrong with it.