£929 for a 1.87ghz MBP refurb UK

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  1. majorp macrumors 6502

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    Trying to get the best deal, I am a HE student so i can get full edu discount but don't really want to spend ALL of my cash on yonah. I need a laptop now. Do you think that this is a good deal considering i can get full edu discount?
     
  2. Zimmy macrumors member

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    Do get HE disocount on Refurbs?

    how much is full HE discount vs normal edu discount?

    ZIm
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Well that is about £150 cheaper than you can get the cheapest stock MBP pro
     
  4. majorp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the cheapest refurb macbook pro form the HE store is

    £1,189.10

    againsts the refurb

    £928.85

    is £260.15 cheaper.

    There are other points though, from the edu store you get 3 years warranty as standard. And from the edu store it would be the 2ghz model vs 1.87ghz from the refurb.

    sadly not.
     
  5. Zimmy macrumors member

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    Ahh i thought as much..

    wouldnt mind the cheap mac mini on there.. now all i gotta do is find the cash

    ZIm
     
  6. dhc macrumors regular

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    If its a consideration, for what its worth, I bought this model from the refurb store earlier this year and have had no issues (that weren't as a result of my son putting coins in the optical drive slot) whatsoever.
     
  7. MisterEd macrumors 6502

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    It's cos you're looking at the 1st Rev model, 1.83GHz. The base model now is 2GHz.
     
  8. majorp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is part of my dilema.

    £260 for 0.13Ghz, 3 year warranty?
     
  9. Zimmy macrumors member

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    ooooohhh big dilema, spending that much cash i would pay the bit extra and get the 3years warranty. works out 7.22 a month which is worth it considering how much a part replacment would cost.

    plus the 0.13 never hurt anybody :p

    Zim
     
  10. emotion macrumors 68040

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    I'd get the new one. It's likely that you'll need Applecare at least once in three years.

    Also the MBPs are getting revised all the time (new logic boards). If I was going to stump up a grand then I'd want the latest revision.
     
  11. emotion macrumors 68040

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    It's actually more like a tenner a month as you already get the 12 months on any new or refurb. ie. the extended is for 24 months.
     
  12. majorp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah, your probably right. but i don't want to fork out full price when a refresh is within the month. i guess more waiting is in order.
     
  13. emotion macrumors 68040

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    Fair enough. I'm waiting too.
     
  14. Zimmy macrumors member

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    oooopppss my bad..

    Zim
     
  15. emotion macrumors 68040

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    Easy mistake to make :)
     
  16. majorp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    maybe it will be..........today :)
     
  17. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    I bought a refurb 2.16Ghz MacBook Pro in August, it had just about every problem you can get on those things and the computer still basically work.

    It had:
    Backlight bleading (bottom was lighter than the top)
    Screen buzzing/high pitched noise
    Cpu buzzing/high pitched noise
    Right speaker crackles

    Apple did say they would repair it if I wanted, but I decided to return it and wait for the Merom MBPs.

    So you are going to be taking a risk if you order a refurb MacBook Pro.
     
  18. OllyW Moderator

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    PC World

    I picked up an ex-demo from my local PC World with the same specs for my brother in law a few weeks ago for only £799.

    A good bargain, once we had wiped all the fingerprints off and re-installed the OS it was as good as new. The battery was still unused and it came with all the packaging and accessories.

    We declined the offer of the anti-virus software......:)
     
  19. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    Typical PC World offer, they don't know their ar***oles from their elbows in there. Same goes for Dixons, Comet etc etc. A Salesman should know 'something' about what they are selling.
     
  20. OllyW Moderator

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    They had a 15" PowerBook next to it, priced at £999.

    I think they may have got the prices the wrong way round but I didn't question it ;)
     
  21. OllyW Moderator

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    And they still have the old core duo iMacs priced at £1299 for the 20" and £999 for the 17".

    They haven't got a clue when it comes to Macs....
     
  22. bigandy macrumors G3

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    i'm soooo tempted - i just got my student loan paid in. hmmm, mbp or food for a few months. hard decision. :(
     

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