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Is it better to buy Apple online or instore?

Is it better to buy Apple online or instore?

When dealing with Apple products, it is ALWAYS best to purchase either directly from Apple, or from an Apple Authorized Reseller. Craigslist, eBay, and any third party reselling service for used devices is not Apple Authorized, so they can not provide you a valid and authentic Proof Of Purchase.

Are Apple products cheaper in store?

There is one aspect of Apple’s retail model that stands out the most: Apple doesn’t offer discounts. Apple has a no-discount pricing strategy with the products it sells in its own Apple retail stores. This also holds true for Apple products sold in other retail chains like Wal-Mart, Target, and Best Buy.

Does it matter where you buy Apple products?

If you buy Apple Care Plus you will be taking your iPad to an Apple store, so if your motivation is service options, it does not matter where you buy it. Best buy will price match any competitor and I’m pretty sure Apple doesn’t. I’m a Best Buy member so my purchase gives me points which means money back in rewards.

Can you buy Apple products from Amazon?

Yes, Apple has a shop on Amazon. And that means you can get official Apple products with free Prime shipping, and even better, it’s almost the whole product line — from iPhones to silicone cases and Apple Watches to accessories, all the way to the Mac and almost everything in between.

How much does it cost to go to an Apple Store?

While $250 doesn’t buy you much in an Apple Store, subtracting that amount from the price tag of say, an iPhone, iPad or MacBook, makes you feel like you’re getting a deal. And in my case, as an employee of CBS (CNET’s parent company), I get a 5 percent discount on many but not all products in Apple Stores, which helps cover the tax.

Why is it cheaper to buy an Apple product on Amazon?

Apple has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price on all of its products. It sells its products to its distributors, like Amazon, Best Buy, etc. for less than this amount, to provide the distributor with a profit margin.

Is the Apple Store the best place to buy Apple products?

The long and short of it is the Apple Store rarely offers anything in the way of deals or discounts. And yet it allows other stores to sell its products for less — sometimes substantially less.

Is it cheaper to buy things online than in store?

Shoppers not only get competitive pricing information but also product and site reviews to help with their decision of what and where to buy online. Many online stores waive sales tax charges or shipping costs to entice shoppers to make an online purchase.