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Apple Store

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I haven’t been inside apple store during the pandemic but last time I... - Aug 21, 2020

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Made an appt to have memory installed in laptop Turns out the appt was for... - Aug 20, 2020

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Staples

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The Staples store that I used was a smaller store, but the employees were a... - Aug 20, 2020

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I have been a Amazon customer for 3 years. I have never had a problem with... - Oct 20, 2020

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Dell

800-474-3355

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Spent approximately 2 weeks dealing with a lemon laptop that Dell would not... - Dec 15, 2020

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Costco

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What was Al Capone's nickname? - Aug 23, 2020

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Office Depot OfficeMax

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The Office Depot on Airport Way South in SODO sold me an off the shelf computer... - Oct 20, 2020

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Apple Store

2651 NE 49th St
Seattle, WA 98105 206-892-0433

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I was researching an Apple Watch Series 5 for purchase. The employee answered... - Aug 27, 2020

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Fry's Electronics

800 Garden Ave N
Renton, WA 98057 425-525-0200

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They don't have lots of products and difficult to find a product. Salespersons... - Aug 20, 2020

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Apple Store

213 Bellevue Sq
Bellevue, WA 98004 425-519-0080

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The service at Bellevue Square's Apple store has deteriorated over the... - Aug 18, 2021

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Apple Store

801 Southcenter Mall
Tukwila, WA 98188 206-288-4400

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I had an appointment looking to possibly buy a MacBook Air M1 (first ever... - Aug 23, 2021

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Apple Store

3000 184th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98037 425-921-1560

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Apple is a high end, high quality retailer - Aug 19, 2020

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Best Buy

457 120th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98005 425-452-8060

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Very good customer service - Oct 20, 2020

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Apple Store

4502 S Steele St #855
Tacoma, WA 98409 253-620-1454

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They are very helpful - Aug 25, 2020

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Best Buy

330 NE Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98125 206-306-7663

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Shopped during COVID so just picked up - Aug 22, 2020

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19225 Alderwood Mall Pkwy #130
Lynnwood, WA 98036 425-670-2670

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Less and less products. Not a lot to choose from any more - Aug 22, 2020

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17364 Southcenter Pkwy
Tukwila, WA 98188 206-574-4617

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love best buy..great service - Aug 26, 2020

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9551 Ridgetop Blvd NW
Silverdale, WA 98383 360-698-1112

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It was an ok experience the folks there helped me choose a new laptop but I... - Aug 20, 2020

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2214 S 48th St
Tacoma, WA 98409 253-476-4871

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My only problem with them was navigating their web site. - Jan 23, 2021

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4102-A S Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98373 253-841-7008

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Installers were great on our tv - Aug 21, 2020

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How we gather (and how to interpret) our data

In order to have something to sell to a wide range of buyers, most device manufacturers offer a dizzying array of options. Here are tips on how to wade through all the choices to find the right gadget for you.

Buy from a store that can advise you on what products will serve you best, how to get started using products, and how to solve problems.

Our undercover shoppers compared prices for 36 carefully specified and configured devices and found that some retailers charge as much as 20 percent more than others for the same products.

Don’t pay a repair shop’s minimum charge, possibly $75 or more, only to find out you could have easily solved a problem with a quick fix.

Even in our newer-is-better tech world, it often still makes sense to try to get your computer repaired before buying a new one.

Even when working with a highly rated computer repair shop, it’s important to deal with it carefully. If possible, try to speak directly with the person who does the repair work. And insist on a written, detailed estimate.