Apple Store, Mac Reseller or Authorized Apple Service Provider? Which one is best for my MacBook and MacBook Pro Repairs?
If there is one thing that most Mac owners do not think about a lot, its finding a Mac repair shop. In fact, many fans of Apple Mac related products think all they need to know about is that, Shrine of 21st century technology, the Apple Store.
Fortunately, there's a good chance you could have a Mac for years and never have to take it to a Mac Store/Mac reseller or look up an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) for a service or repair. Macintosh is known to create the most reliable computers and electronic devices money can buy. But there are some valuable tips you should know if you end up needing a Mac repair.
Finding an Apple service provider you can trust may seem difficult, but sometimes only a matter of knowing what you are trying to avoid.
Do not get your Mac fixed in an Apple retail location.
Try to find Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) in your area instead. When you take your MacBook to an Apple repair store or Mac reseller, they have an interest in selling you a new computer. You want a Mac repair technician who will give you all your options; someone who's main motivation is “NOT” to sell you a new Apple Computer, but to save you money while providing you with the best solution. Apple Stores and Mac resellers may try to sell solutions that you don't really need.
Avoid the long wait and go directly to the Apple repair shop.
If you have been planning to take your MacBook to an Apple Store for a repair, you may be in for a long wait. Not only will you wait in to speak with a technician at the Genius Bar, you'll wait even longer to get your computer back. Many Mac repairs brought to the Apple Store end up being sent to the local Authorized Apple Repair Shop to be fixed. So why not start by visiting the Authorized Apple Repair Shop directly?
Your typical AASP will offer more upgrade options than the Mac Store.
Looking for a Mac repair on an old laptop or desktop model? Your local Apple Store or Mac reseller may not be able to work on it. If you want to upgrade your old Mac computer memory, add a new power supply or a CD/DVD drive, then your Apple Store will send your computer directly to an authorized Mac repair shop. Even current models have limited upgrade options.
Do you need an upgrade performed at your place of business, or are you dealing with minor damage to your personal MacBook? Skip the Apple Store and give an Apple Authorized Service Provider a call.