Buying MBP 2.16GHz? Join ADC Select, save $60 or more.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jsw, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    FYI:

    If you plan on buying a 2.16GHz MacBook Pro, you might be interested in knowing that, if you become an Apple Select Developer (US$500) first, you're (immediately) entitled to one hardware discount, meaning you could buy that MBP for US$2239 - or a total cost of US$2739 (vs US$2799 otherwise). Plus any add-ons are (usually) discounted, and you'll get any OS Apple releases in the next year. Plus developer CDs and DVDs.

    If you add a monitor or upgrade in any way, your savings will increase.

    Just something to keep in mind.
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    Can this be stacked with an education discount?
     
  3. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Good to know. My daughter is starting college in the fall, and has confirmed her desire for an OS X machine rather than XP. We'll be buying a laptop at some point in the near future and, while I'm no s/w developer [barely a user:p], this might be the way to go. This, or have her sign up as a Student Developer and get the one-time 20% discount.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm fairly certain it can't. But if you are a student you can get a student ADC membership with 20% discount for around $100 (again non-stackable).

    Edit to add: The student ADC hardware discount is a once-in-a-lifetime (as opposed to Select which is every year IIRC).
     
  5. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I'm pretty sure the only time Apple allows stacked discounts like that is on February 30th. Otherwise, pick your best option and run with it....
     
  6. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Cool, only 16 more days....hey, waitaminnit!;)
     
  7. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

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    Pretty much all of the BTO options are discounted by 20%, including the RAM and HD upgrades. So if you wanted the 7200RPM drive for instance, you could save another $20 ($80 instead of $100). I joined ADC Select and bought the stock 2.0 GHz (1.8 at the time) and it was a wash, but I was happy because I wanted an ADC membership anyway.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    February 30th? :eek:
     

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