We have a lot of great things in Central Oregon, and fortunately hundreds of thousands of people is not one of them. On the negative side, however, this means that there is a very small chance of getting Apple to build a store here. Luckily, there are a few options consumers in Bend, Oregon.
If you are looking to buy a brand new Mac or iPad, there are two places in Bend:
Best Buy on the north side of town offers a large selection of hardware. They are also the only place I have ever seen anything that resembles a sale. It is never much but you might get lucky. They also sometimes mark products up above what apple sells them for, but if you bring it up and can prove it, they will match the price. The service is alright and you will probably be offered a lot of additional products like their warranty and additional accessories, but all in all it is not a bad place to go.
The Simply Mac store in the Old Mill has e a new shiny store that sells a lot of accessories but is not nearly as complete as Best Buy. They do have a questions bar that you can go to for simple issues causing you grief. They offer warranty repair.
Now that you know where to buy a computer, what do you do when you start having problems?The nice thing about Macs is that they all come with 1 year of free Apple Care. You have the option to extend it to 3 years if you would like. This allows you to take you computer to any store that does warranty repair. They will fix it free of charge, and you will be back in business. The average wait time is about a week but it fluctuates store to store and based on the time of year.
This is a great service that Apple provides, but often times people want to keep their computer for longer then one or even three years. Macs have been known to function well for a decade! It is amazing what a new hard drive and some more ram can do for your user experience. This is where MacTek really shines.
- We do upgrades and repairs for a lot less then the warranty repair places and it can usually be done within the same day.
- We also offer a full range of in-house service calls.
- We can upgrade your old system and then set it up on site. Then we can train you in the comfort of your home on how to get the most out of your equipment.
If your system is feeling sluggish or if you just want to learn more about how Apple computers work, please give us a call today.