Q. Should I buy it at the Apple Store or Amazon?
It is better to buy it via Amazon for the following reasons:
* Amazon typically gives $50-150 discount on the MBP at checkout.
* Amazon does not charge taxes which depending on your US state of residence can mean $100-300.
What are the shipping costs from Amazon for Apple Macbook Pro?
* 1 day expedited is around $35
* 2 day expedited is around $20
* A week is free.
What are the downsides of buying it at Amazon?
You cannot get the laptop right when you buy it. You have to wait at least a day, as it has to be shipped to you.