MBP Refurb Price Drops -starting at $1299

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CEAbiscuit, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like MBP Refurbs dropped again today. The trigger finger is getting even itchier. Some of the deals in the US:

    Refurbished MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
    15.4-inch widescreen display (1440x900 resolution)
    512MB (single SODIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    80GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory
    Your price: $1,299.00

    Refurbished MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
    15.4-inch widescreen display (1440x900 resolution)
    512MB (single SODIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    80GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory
    Your price: $1,349.00

    Refurbished MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
    15.4-inch widescreen display (1440x900 resolution)
    1GB (single SODIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    100GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory
    Your price: $1,399.00

    Refurbished MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
    15.4-inch widescreen display (1440x900 resolution)
    1GB (single SODIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    100GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory
    Your price: $1,549.00

    Refurbished MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
    15.4-inch widescreen display (1440x900 resolution)
    1GB (single SODIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    100GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory
    Your price: $1,499.00

    Refurbished MacBook Pro, 17-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
    17-inch widescreen display (1680x1050 resolution)
    1GB (single SODIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    120GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory
    Your price: $1,999.00

    Refurbished MacBook Pro, 17-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
    17-inch widescreen display (1680x1050 resolution)
    1GB (single SODIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    100GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory
    Your price: $1,999.00
     
  2. djkny macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully, that means that core 2 duo refurbs are around the corner.

    Also, it's peculiar how Apple charges more for an earlier revision of the same model MBP -- e.g., 15" MBP 2.16GHZ is $1499 AND $1549 (the latter, being the earlier release with the more expensive tag).
     
  3. macnvrbck macrumors regular

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    Wow! That is a great deal! $1299 is hard to pass up!!! I unfortunatly still enjoy the portability of my 12'..... but these deals are great!
     
  4. macnvrbck macrumors regular

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    Crazy how they still want to charge $1099 for the 12-inch powerbook! The older model pricing make NO sense to me.
     
  5. greendragon macrumors regular

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    how do you tell what revision it is?

    will core duo prices drop more when c2d refurbs come out?

    where is apple getting all these refurbs? some deals are 45% off... i guess mbpro doesn't hold its value for resale?
     
  6. xli_ne macrumors 6502a

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    i wish i could get 1099 for my 12" powerbook
     
  7. Rovias macrumors member

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    I can get the $1299 model for $1199 after my Bank of America discount. Should I bite?
     
  8. danny_w macrumors 601

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    You can get darn close on eBay if it is a late model.
     
  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Supply and demand. People still love the 12" despite its PPCness.
     
  10. CEAbiscuit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly why I haven't pulled the trigger. That and 10.5, as well as my infallable little 12" PB.
     
  11. djkny macrumors 6502

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    Me, too. It'd be safe to buy on December 28 or so -- presuming a C2D refurb shows up. A purchase within 14 days of MWSF qualifies for the iLife/Leopard upgrade; at the very least, at a fraction of the cost.
     
  12. CEAbiscuit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mackbooks - $799

    Wow. There really must be a flood of C2D's waiting in the wings.
     
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  14. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    IMO the sweet spot is the rev. A 2.0 with 1 GB RAM/100 GB HD/256 VRAM for $1399. That's a lotta upgrades over the 1.83 for $100 more.
     
  15. yojimbo1 macrumors member

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    I couldn't agree more---super deal!
     
  16. MacWalk macrumors newbie

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    How are you saving a 100 bucks with Bank of America?
     
  17. jonharris200 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, snap, me too. C2D refurb with Leopard on it. Nice!
     

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