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Old 08-11-2020, 04:40 PM
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Run a tech company and a new client uses primarily MACs. They need to upgrade hardware so looking for a source. Anyone on the forum deal in those? Anyone else have a good source?

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Try the Apple Store in Chicago!
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Techdata and other distributors sell Apple products, however you need to request pricing and not just order directly off their website.
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My Apple store has a business relationship manager who you can go through to purchase. Don’t expect a huge savings.
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
Try the Apple Store in Chicago!
I heard their recent sale was so good, the entire store was cleaned out in minutes.
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CDW
Techdata
Apple Business dev manager.

I dealt with all 3 over the years but when my Apple rep went to CDW I used them exclusively.

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I wouldn't expect much. You can score a bit of a discount from the big mail order camera outfits (B&H and Adorama) but they haven't had decent stock in months. Half the time the tax savings are the biggest win..

If you're talking about outfitting an entire office I'd head into your slowest local apple store and ask what they can do. They do have some concept of small/med business discounting. https://www.apple.com/retail/business/
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Why don’t you just call China since that’s where they are assembled? Maybe you’ll get some seeds.
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Make sure to check Costco pricing, sometimes lower than the B2B distributors.
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Originally Posted by vulcan View Post
Why don’t you just call China since that’s where they are assembled? Maybe you’ll get some seeds.

or Texas for some....

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/...made-in-texas/
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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
Make sure to check Costco pricing, sometimes lower than the B2B distributors.

Apple MacBook Pro 16" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i9 - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD

Costco - $2,699
AMAZON - $2,499

Depending on how many units I would just go with CDW. I have used them for years.
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post

Apple MacBook Pro 16" with Touch Bar - Intel Core i9 - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD

Costco - $2,699
AMAZON - $2,499

Depending on how many units I would just go with CDW. I have used them for years.
I said sometimes. Plus remember Costco extends warranty and support to two years.
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We have pricing through Ingram and Tech Data but the margins suck compared to other platforms. I was hoping some here had a better lead than the above as I have seen some good replies to posts like this in the past. Thanks for the info all.
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Originally Posted by StPeteRebel View Post
We have pricing through Ingram and Tech Data but the margins suck compared to other platforms. I was hoping some here had a better lead than the above as I have seen some good replies to posts like this in the past. Thanks for the info all.
Welcome to shopping Apple Products.

Another alternative is refurbs they carry the stock warranty.

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You can try OWC (Other World Computing). They sell new and refurb Apple products and accessories. I wouldn't hope for too much though.
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Originally Posted by vulcan View Post
Why don’t you just call China since that’s where they are assembled? Maybe you’ll get some seeds.
how did you manage to get this up on the interweb via smoke signals?
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I use MacMall, which was acquired by PCMi, and they are wrapped into tiger direct etc... but if they’ve always done right by me. Bought numerous computers from them. A couple have shipped direct from China. Slight slight discount to Apple direct too...

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