10 Secrets to Shopping at the Apple Store

So, you’re closing the window on Windows and taking the Apple plunge.

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So, you’re closing the window on Windows and taking the Apple plunge. Congratulations. We’ve been aboard the Apple cart since the late-1980s and welcome all newbies.

The simplest way to get started is to place an order on Apple.com for your new iMac, iPad, iPhone or iWhatever. But Apple products are pricey, so it’s natural you want to try before you buy.

These days, you have a wider array of bricks-and-mortar stores where you can check out and purchase Apple products, from electronics giant Best Buy to warehouse clubs Costco and BJ’s. Our advice, however, is to go straight to the source: the Apple Store in your local mall, downtown space or upscale shopping center. Here are 10 good reasons why.

Bob Niedt
Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Bob is a Senior Online Editor at Kiplinger.com. He has more than 40 years of experience in online, print and visual journalism. Bob has worked as an award-winning writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., market as well as at news organizations in New York, Michigan and California. Bob joined Kiplinger in 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise covering retail, entertainment, and money-saving trends and topics. He was one of the first journalists at a daily news organization to aggressively cover retail as a specialty, and has been lauded in the retail industry for his expertise. Bob has also been an adjunct and associate professor of print, online and visual journalism at Syracuse University and Ithaca College. He has a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater from Hope College.