Buying Tibook - Where's the best deal?

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  1. djniche macrumors regular

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    I'm getting the 667mhz ti book DVI version for my birthday
    any of you guys know where I can get the best deal??
    I'd like some extra ram and maybe an aiport card
    I was going to go with the apple store but the 256 ram seems low

    Where's the best deal?
    I want to see my options can be new or refreshed.

    thanks
     
  2. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Send Backtothemac a PM. His company is an authorized reseller.
     
  3. arn macrumors god

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    In general Apple product prices dont' vary too much due to MAP (minimum advertised price limitations).

    Now, looked briefly, PowerMax (a site sponsor, btw) has openbox and refurbed tibooks http://www.powermax.com/cpus/new_pbook.html

    But, you only save $100-$200, so it depends how comfortable you are on open/refurbs. Many of the place including powermax, and macmall etc... tend to have extra RAM offers.

    arn
     
  4. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Thanks mcrain!

    BTW, soon we will be an advertiser with the site! :)
     
  5. djniche thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the link

    these are the specs I'm looking for

    the M8591LL/A model on apple site

    tibook 667 mhz
    combo drive
    512mb ram
    30 g hard drive
    airport card

    preferably new

    any other leads would be of great help

    thanks
     
  6. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    Become a student :)!! I got that same setup with a 40 gig drive and airport for roughly 2400 bucks. Not a bad deal if you ask me.

    BEN

    PS. Another good way to get is to become a Apple Student developer (needs ID and all that stuff) and you can get PB's at GREAT prices (like 2000 for that setup).
     
  7. Bophonic macrumors newbie

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    Best Powerbook deal out there...

    I was in the same situation as you are right after Macworld. I was hoping for updates, but oh well...anyway, didn't have the cash for a DVI 800, so I went for the 667. But after you add the airport card and 256 ram, your around $2820. The Apple Education Store is well and good, but what you forget about it the $50 shipping and whopping 9% sales tax (about $175). Then I found this (after really looking).

    Powerbook G4/800 512/40/Airport $2799
    http://www.macconnection.com/scripts/productdetail.asp?product_id=293990

    You have to call them and ask for # 293990. Applicable for Applecare too. Free shipping next day airborne, and NO sales tax. Got mine over a week ago and still think its fabulous. Go for it, you can't loose. And its FAST as hell. This thing is gonna rick with Jag. Hope I helped...

    P
     
  8. djniche thread starter macrumors regular

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    EXcellent price for the 800!!
    the 667 refurbished is 2199 in the same site

    This website was also helpful
    www.powerbookcentral.com they search for the lowest prices on all macs so check it out.

    I played this one safe and went ahead and bought the 667 new from amazon. I got a $100 gift certificate
    should be arriving tomorrow!!! can't wait!

    thanks a lot for your help!!
     

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