New CD Black Mackbook for $800, good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bsolomonny, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. bsolomonny macrumors regular

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    Hi all,
    I am considering getting a new blackbook core duo that is on clearance at a brick and mortar store here for $800 + tax. Is this a good deal? I was considering getting the core 2 on the refurb site but this just came along. What do you think?
    Thanks,
     
  2. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    You could, but keep in mind that Leopard and iLife '07 will be coming out soon, and it might be worth it to get a refurb when those things come out.
     
  3. bsolomonny thread starter macrumors regular

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    I actually go to school in Taiwan, where the prices tend to be about 20-30% more. I am home only for Febuary so if i get the new computer it has to be this month. I have been waiting for leopard an ilife '07 for a while holding off every time i see the c2d mb's and mbp's on the website. So the question still stands is this a good deal?
     
  4. kraftzwerg macrumors regular

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    I think it's a great deal, especially since it's the Black MB !!!
     
  5. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I sure think it is. I was just wondering if it would be worth it for you to wait for Leopard and iLife '07 to be preinstalled on a refurb mac, but since you're in a different country and pretty much have to get one this month, then I say go for the $800 Core Duo MacBook! It's pretty much everything the Core 2 Duo MacBook black has, only a slightly slower processor, but the Core Duo, I'm sure, is a great chip in that MacBook.
     
  6. jono_3 macrumors regular

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    buy it and sell it on ebay...you can make enough money to pay the difference of a new one in a few months after the rev change
     
  7. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    What are you waiting for....someone else to buy it? Buy it!
     
  9. bsolomonny thread starter macrumors regular

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    You all don't seemed concerned that that the notebook is a rev A. I thought they had lots of problems. Is that not true? Am i just thinking too much about this? Thanks, i appreciate your help.
     
  10. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    I use a Rev A. all day, everyday.
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Same here, and it's fine. There were some issues but apple has largely worked them out (e.g. random shutdowns and mooing, but fixed by firmware updates). that's a great price, and I'd jump on it.
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    they won't ever add Leopard to the refurbs if they didn't ship with it. they might up the C2D refurbs to it if they are selling them with it preloaded...

    anyways. go for it. great deal on a great machine.
     
  13. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    If the machine is refurbished then all of those issues would have been taken care of and fixed. In fact, in my experience refurbished Macs tend to have a lot less issues than the brand new ones. I'd go for it if I were you.
     
  14. bsolomonny thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Blackbook is new. It is on clearance at the school bookstore. I was comparing it to the refurb as another option.
     
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  16. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    I would get a ED discount and get a new one.........
     
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  18. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Dang, I have a C2D white macbook and I'd still buy that! :p
     

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