This article is from the Macintosh for sale FAQ, by Elliotte Rusty Harold firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
If you're planning a trip to New York, you may want to do a
little Mac shopping on the side. New York City is one of the most
competitive Mac markets in the United States, and the prices here
reflect it. For the current ads of most NYC dealers pick up a copy
of Tuesday's New York Times. Below I list several dealers you may
want to check out.
26 West 23rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
I've dealt with PCSI several times over the last few years
and they've always been friendly, honest, and had competitive
4 West 20th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
I worked at MPC for about a year a few years back. Since
MPC is also a full-service service bureau as well as being an
authorized dealer, they're by far the most technically
knowledgable dealership in NYC. The prices aren't bad either.
J&R Computer World
15 Park Row
NY NY 10038
This is New York City's superstore. Like most superstores
there's limited haggling, not particularly knowledgable
salespeople, and decent prices; but you can often do better by
going to one of the other dealers and saying "J&R has it for
$2000. Can you beat that?" J&R is also authorized to sell
Macs over the phone.
160 West 48th Street
While most New York City dealers cater to the graphics design
market and the occasional business user, Sam Ash has developed
a large and loyal following among musicians. If you need advice
on MIDI to Mac hookups and the like, you won't do better than
Sam Ash. Be warned, however, that the salsepeople work on
straight commission so they can be somewhat aggressive and hard
bargainers. There are also locations in Queens, New Jersey,
and other parts of the metro area.