Blackbook CD for $999?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by teerexx52, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    CompUsa in my area has Blackbooks Core duos new on clearance for $999 + tax. Good price? What does everyone think?
     
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  3. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    $999 is the price Apple wants for a refurb black MacBook, so $999 at Compusa for a new one is a good deal.
     
  4. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    Third-ed. I'd jump on that deal.
     
  5. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    I was just looking at my local CompUSA's blowout deals page and they have a white 2.0GHz CD MB for $899 - same price as a refurb...

    It's very tempting. If only I could get my parents to support this purchase.
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    That is also a good deal buffalo, best of luck on convincing your parents. :)
     
  7. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    Well I do have the money and could go out and buy it, but I do agree with them that it's a totally unnecessary purchase. I already have an iMac (G5) and have been lusting over a MacBook for a while. It would be nice to have, but is probably 90% (or more) want.
     
  8. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Do it!
    Do it!
     
  9. valdore macrumors 65816

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    I totally didn't need my Macbook either, it was entirely an impulse purchase. But a fun one nonetheless.
     
  10. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I did jump on it and just got back from Compusa with it. Just setting it up now restoring it. Its flawless no dead pixels. I live 1 hour away from Compusa and I called on it. On Friday they said they had 2. Today they didn't seem to know about any. Made 3 separate calls until I found someone who said yes they had them. So they held it and I went for it. Seems like a good deal and I can use it when I can't take my 17" big boy with me:)

     
  11. tundotcom macrumors member

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    Just curious, but which CompUSA did you go to in the NY area? None of the stores in Manhattan or Long Island had them. :(
     
  12. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Albany, NY Area. They had two.


     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well, it is nice to have a portable computer (especially since you are a student). :)
     
  14. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    That's what I think, but then again I'm only a high school student, so I wouldn't be taking the MacBook to classes. I do take tough classes that require lots of typing of papers (mainly AP US), so a MacBook would be primarily used if I want to type something up or surf the web downstairs while watching TV or something along those lines (iMac is in my bedroom). Also, it would be used on vacations for web and homework. It all sounds nice in theory, but in practicality it is not needed.
     
  15. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    me, too! the instant i decided i wanted one, i sold my powermac and bought a macbook by the end of the week.
     
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    Well, maybe you should just wait until you go to college to buy a MacBook/MacBook Pro. But I can say from experience it is great to be able to have a computer that you can take with you virtually anywhere. :)
     
  18. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I'd say 'wait until you're older' :D .
     
  19. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    but... but... I don't wanna ;)

    If I'm going to buy one I need to decide whether to wait for iLife and Leopard or just buy now. I had waited until MWSF to atleast get iLife and get more information on Leopard, but we saw how well that worked out. Now do I wait for the unknown or just buy after final exams (gotta study to keep straight A's).

    I will probably be upgrading my iMac to Leopard... How much more would it be to purchase two licenses of Leopard and iLife assuming I buy a MB before release and want to upgrade it to Leopard as-well?

    [EDIT] It looks like a family pack iLife '06 license is $99 and a Tiger license is $199. Assuming the prices are the same it will be about $300 to upgrade both computers compared to $210 if I were to just upgrade the iMac.
     
  20. Bob Jovi macrumors regular

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    Yeah I've got a powermac and really want to get a macbook, but only because it would be nice to have the option to go portable if I wanted to. Especially tempting as I have the money in the bank!
     
  21. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. All is well with it. Runs about 50 degrees Celcius. No dead pixels. Very pleased. Tough to keep it clean though


     
  22. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    Pics, pics, pics! Puh lease? ;)
     
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    Ya, for just typing and stuff, I got something like this a year ago. (actually pretty good buy.)
     
  24. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  25. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    Nice pictures! Those make my decision that much harder. I like the looks of black, but then there's classic white with a $100 savings....

    decisions, decisions...
     

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