Know what you need
Do you need powerful parts, or will a simpler Mac do the job? Research, read reviews and make an informed decision before you overspend.
Be patiently active
If you’re not in a hurry, wait until the big sales, for the very best deals. At the same time, if you see a top deal or a clearance Mac, make sure to move quickly!
Don’t buy a Mac without seeing what others are charging. If you do find a seller that has a great warranty but high prices, then see if they will agree to price match.
Try before you buy
If you’re buying a second-hand Mac, view it in person if possible. Before you make a commitment, check its battery cycle count and other indications of overall health.
Protect your costly Mac with a warranty or insurance policy. If the prices on two Macs are similar, then buy your new Mac from the retailer with the best warranty.
Know your rights
The rights you get when you buy a Mac depend whether it’s secondhand and whether you bought it from a retailer or an individual. Read up on what you’re entitled to in order to avoid any nasty surprises.