Mac Buying Myths
You can’t buy cheaper than direct from Apple: Not true. Search for your model on Google, then switch to the Shopping tab to track down possible bargains, but make sure you trust the vendor. Some deals are too good to be true.
I’ll need an extended
warranty: Not necessarily true. Your Mac’s standard guarantee will protect it against faults for up to three years (depending on who you buy it from). AppleCare does come with extra benefits, such as expert support over the phone.
I won’t be able to upgrade my Mac after buying it: Check. User-serviceable upgrades are gradually disappearing, but they still exist (iMac memory, for example). Also check with Apple or your Premium Reseller to see if they can upgrade other parts for you.