should i buy a macbook now (ed discount) or wait for refurbs?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by djelite, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. djelite macrumors member

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    hey guys, quick question

    im in the market for a blackbook right now. i've been waiting for the C2D refurbs (bc i need the 120g hard drive) but how much will they possibly come in for?

    i can get one for 1400 at school with NO tax, and they have one WITH applecare for 1490 (also no tax)- will i regret scooping this one up this week if the C2D refurbs pop up next week?

    what do you think?
     
  2. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    well the c2d won't come down in price as much as the cd. Probably 15% off.
    do you get a school discount with a refurb discount?
     
  3. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    You can't combine education discounts with refurb price reductions.

    As long as you do qualify for the education discount, that's about the best
    deal your going to get on any of the current C2D models.

    At most buying the same model as a refurb might save you another $50.00
    over the education discount.
     
  4. Crash-n-Burn macrumors regular

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    For CD2's MBP's refurbs are $200 less then educational discont.
     
  5. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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  6. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    agreed! The deal from your school sounds good...better than a refurb deal.
     
  7. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I don't see any listed at the moment but that $200.00 refurb price difference
    is most likely on the 32 bit Core Duo ( Yonah ), not the 64 bit Core 2 Duo ( Merom )

    U.S. education price for the 2.0 GHz MacBook Core 2 Duo White
    starts at $1199.00
    Properly equipped with 2 GB RAM and everything else stock $1356.00

    The Core 2 Duo MacBook Black starts at $1399.00

    The 20" C2D iMac refurbs are listed at $1299.00
    While the same model education price is listed for $1399.00

    The best deal out there is the 24" iMac C2D Refurb for $1699.00
    Education price on the base 24" is $1899.00
     
  8. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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    i ono but $90 for apple care is realllllllllly good
     
  9. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. Blackbook with APP for less than $1500 is a steal. Get it!
     

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