1. icehead13's Avatar
    I'm getting ready to go out and buy a new white iPhone. Does it matter if I get it from Best Buy, the Apple Store, or ATT? ANy opinions
    05-29-2011 11:35 AM
  2. itsalexaye's Avatar
    id buy it from apple store, since if anything goes wrong you have to take it to the apple store to get it fixed. no one else can/will fix it. or you could go to AT&T/Verizon and buy it they will tell you where the closest apple store is and that they cant fix it for you.
    05-29-2011 11:37 AM
  3. anon4705295's Avatar
    I bought mine at Verizon because it was closest haha. But they also put on my screen protector and had bundles of accessories you could get at a big discount which the Apple Store won't necessarily have. I dunno if AT&T will have it, but they might!
    05-29-2011 11:46 AM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    I buy mine at Apple because at least here in NV, Apple only charges sales tax on the contract price. Att and Best Buy charges me tax on retail. Not sure if Apple charges tax differently in other states.
    05-29-2011 12:01 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    I buy mine at Apple because at least here in NV, Apple only charges sales tax on the contract price. Att and Best Buy charges me tax on retail. Not sure if Apple charges tax differently in other states.
    The same is true in Arizona...
    05-29-2011 11:33 PM
  6. anon4705295's Avatar
    ... I don't even know what a retail tax is LOL. We don't have that in Indiana I don't think haha. I definitely just got charged sales tax.
    05-29-2011 11:42 PM
  7. zerog46's Avatar
    VZW. They give me a great discount.
    05-30-2011 12:01 AM
  8. cajunrph's Avatar
    Which ever one is closer to you. I've bought from AT&T, Best Buy, and the Apple Store. All being the same I'd go with the Apple Store.
    05-30-2011 01:14 AM
  9. Ham Solo's Avatar
    I prefer going to the Apple Store, but it's usually a "zoo" in that place.
    05-30-2011 08:16 AM
  10. Sketso's Avatar
    I prefer going to the Apple Store, but it's usually a "zoo" in that place.
    +1 on the Apple Store *ALWAYS* being a zoo. We've bought all of our phones at one of the local Best Buy stores. ALWAYS friendly, ALWAYS helpful, they do free installs on screen protectors, let us try out any case in stock, etc. etc. YMMV
    05-30-2011 09:14 AM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    The same is true in Arizona...

    Difference for me on a 32GB is $323 OTD at Apple or $358 OTD at Att and Best Buy. The choice is simple.
    05-30-2011 01:20 PM
  12. icehead13's Avatar
    I prefer going to the Apple Store, but it's usually a "zoo" in that place.
    I had to ask if there was a sale going on that I didn't know about. That was my first time at the Apple store here in Nashville. A Zoo! Exactly. had my 3 kids with me and got ran down by some "Blue Hairs" trying to get in! WOW!! Next time i will be combat ready.
    05-30-2011 03:52 PM
  13. BewitchedWitch21#AC's Avatar
    I got mine from Verizon, but without insurance. I then just purchased the Apple Care separately, since I knew I'd have to deal with Apple anyway (as far as repairs, trouble, etc).
    05-31-2011 12:03 PM
  14. AccessoryGeeks's Avatar
    Anywhere that looks legit with the cheapest prices would be my first choice. I'm sure that all places are the same with a set price of $199 w/ 2 year contract, so that just makes it harder to choose. Whichever store is closer to you would be the best.
    05-31-2011 12:23 PM
  15. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I got my last one from apple I think that I will get my next one from at&t.

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    05-31-2011 05:36 PM
  16. Msvoluptous#IM's Avatar
    I bought mines from AT&T and they gave me 50% off of my Otterbox White Defender case and I also bought the Apple Care too. We have a Apple Store here so I can just make an appt at the Apple Genius Bar if I want them to help me explore more of my White Iphone Enjoy!
    05-31-2011 05:40 PM
  17. icehead13's Avatar
    Just got back from Apple Store. I got a fresh White iPhone 32GB. Still haven't opened it up yet!
    05-31-2011 06:22 PM
  18. grunt0300's Avatar
    Got mine at AT&T. My two year plan was up, and they gave me a good deal on the iPhone4. Got the Apple Care Plan at the Apple Store.
    05-31-2011 08:10 PM
  19. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    The same is true in Arizona...
    No it's not ... But true in California.
    05-31-2011 08:38 PM
  20. mlaz14's Avatar
    No it's not ... But true in California.
    Wait apple stores in California charge sales tax on the subsidized price?
    06-01-2011 02:22 AM
  21. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Wait apple stores in California charge sales tax on the subsidized price?
    No, in California they charge tax on full retail regardless of where you purchase. In Arizona they charge tax based on actual purchase price, so if it's subsidized then you only pay tax on that amount. If you purchase full retail you pay tax on the full retail.
    06-01-2011 02:25 AM
  22. mlaz14's Avatar
    No, in California they charge tax on full retail regardless of where you purchase. In Arizona they charge tax based on actual purchase price, so if it's subsidized then you only pay tax on that amount. If you purchase full retail you pay tax on the full retail.
    Oh ok thanks I thought you said it was the other way around.
    06-02-2011 12:37 AM
  23. guinnkevinr's Avatar
    I usually buy everything from best buy but got my white iPhone at the apple store because they don't have the 10% restocking fee should I wanted/needed to take it back
    06-02-2011 01:34 AM
  24. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Excellent option for you. I just picked my white ip4 up from the AT&T store. Quick and Painless.
    06-02-2011 02:02 AM
  25. sting7k's Avatar
    I'm getting ready to go out and buy a new white iPhone. Does it matter if I get it from Best Buy, the Apple Store, or ATT? ANy opinions
    It does not matter at all, go where ever is the most convenient for you. No matter where you get it you have the same 1 year warranty from Apple as everyone else no matter where they got it. If anything ever goes wrong you just call them or take it to an Apple Store, they don't care where you got it.

    For me the Apple Store is at least a 20 minute drive without traffic. Even then the place is normally packed and annoying. My first two came from AT&T and my 4 I got a Best Buy. Never took more than 10 minutes at either place to be out the door.
    06-02-2011 09:04 AM
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