Cheapest MacBook Pro possible?...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by omgwut, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. omgwut macrumors 6502

    omgwut

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    Hey there,
    I'm considering getting myself a MacBook Pro before the summer's end, but they can be pretty pricey..

    Including the Apple Store, Apple Store refurbished models, third-party resellers, anything (excluding eBay), where do you think I can find a MacBook Pro 15" or 17" for the absolute cheapest prices available?

    Thanks!
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    You pretty much listed it... YOu could try craigslist and search your local area see if anyone is selling for cheap. Other than that... amazon.com?
     
  3. LoveMacMini macrumors regular

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    i personally wouldn't get anything but an official apple refurb

    and one more word of advice, WWDC is in 8 days, you should see what comes out then before making any purchases.

    new hardware release = old hardware becomes cheaper
     
  4. omgwut thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I was actually asking if you know of any specific reseller sites that are listing them at pretty cheap prices. I'll check Amazon, too.

    Yeah, I definitely plan on at least waiting to see what happens at WWDC. I'm excited at the prospect of a redesigned MacBook Pro case, but if it results in cheaper current models, I'll gladly stick with what's available right now.
     
  5. Oofie macrumors regular

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    Macconnection.com has the 1.83 ghz 15" model for 1499 shipped without tax. I just got mine yeserday and it it amazing!
     
  6. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    That's a good value... otherwise, wait until the MBP is updated to Core 2 Duo. Then hawk eBay for a sweet deal, from all those who simply "must" have the latest...
     
  7. omgwut thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are they more recent models? Any problems with noise or heat?
     
  8. Oofie macrumors regular

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    It's a build week 26, W826XXXXX. Yes, it does have the whine and a bit hot, but compared to a MB we have, its relatively cooler. Cant beat the price, 1499 for a MBP plus a free carrying case after rebates.
     
  9. poppe macrumors 68020

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    Right at the opening of this website, Macrumors.com, sometimes has a pretty sweet deal. Never clicked on it, but a 17" MBP was going for 2405. Not to bad at all... Check that if it comes up.
     
  10. blackout8 macrumors member

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    Dude, thats 5 words. :p
     
  11. omgwut thread starter macrumors 6502

    omgwut

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    Zing!
     
  12. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    If you are lucky you can get a MBP 1.83 open box for almost the same price as a top of the line MB.
     
  13. Oofie macrumors regular

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    I got a brandnew one for 1499, same price as the black MB:D
     

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