On Apr 25, 2006, at 11:46 AM, Lee Morgan wrote: > What are the pros and cons of buying Macs from sources other than > Apple? With the catalogs like MacZone, MacWarehouse, look for incentives such as free printer, free extra RAM. If the machine is dead on arrival, you pay shipping back unless you choose to play with Apple's warranty process. Stores like MicroCenter and CompUSA may occasionally have incentives as well, or open box discounts. But then, when I bought my G4 iBook last fall, the Apple Store was running a $100 rebate on any of a half dozen printers and all-in-ones. I picked a printer. Al Poulin Anger, hate, and revenge are for the devil, forgiveness is for God, proactive self-defense is for the rest of us.