"Starting at" price seems off - 17" MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dornoforpyros, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

    dornoforpyros

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    Hey I noticed the starting price listed for the 17" MBP is listed as $2799 on the apple site. And yes when you go to price it out the initial price is $2799, but notice what happens if you change from a 1gb stick of ram to 2 x512mb of ram...instant $100 price drop.

    Crucial hasn't updated there site yet for the 17" MBP but I imagine taking that $100 to them will get ya closer to 2gb without dropping the $300 - $400 apple is charging.

    EDIT: Ok looks like the 17" takes the same as the 15", so 2 x 1gb stick cost: 308.98.

    With Crucial 2 x 1gb sticks of ram from Crucial
    So $2699 + $308 = 3007

    With 2 x 1gb sticks of ram from Apple
    $3,099.00

    hmm ok, may not be worth while
    $2799 (with 1gb stick from apple) + 154 = $2953


    I guess if you have no need for more than 1gb of ram you can save $100, but if your upgrading it's not worth while.
     
  2. taco2004 macrumors member

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    I got mine for $2498.76 shipped.

    Here are the specs:
    17" 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo processor
    1gb of ram
    Superdrive 8x
    Accessory Kit
    100Gb 7200RPM HD
     
  3. jaxstate macrumors 6502a

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    That's less than the edu discount, how did u manage this.
     
  4. emw macrumors G4

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    I'd guess a developer discount or employer deal.
     
  5. Gatorman macrumors regular

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  6. taco2004 macrumors member

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    I got a Developer's discount. :D
     
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    Speaking of RAM and slightly off topic...I ordered 2X256 sticks of "Apple RAM" last week for testing and it was shipped in Apple packaging from guess who's address?

    Crucial. :rolleyes:
     
  8. eva01 macrumors 601

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    hahahahah that is kinda funny
     
  9. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    The student Developer discount is the greatest "unknown" discount in the WORLD
    I told 4 freinds about it over the last 2 years and they all have saved about 300-500 each!!!

    :D :D :D :D :) :rolleyes: :cool:
     
  10. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    I can get it here in Canada for 2999, with edu discount, save 300$.
    Man developer discounts rock, maybe i should look into it for my next bic mac purchase....
     
  11. generik macrumors 601

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    I just worked it out and it's only a 10% discount, that's not a lot.. if you pay for the ADC Select ($500) you actually lose money! :rolleyes:
     
  12. destroyboredom macrumors 6502

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    Isn't there a $500 annual fee associated with the developer program? So how much are you really "saving?"

    Developer details
     
  13. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    Student developer is only $99. And it's a lot more than a 10% discount. You were looking at the normal .edu prices. Go check out the hardware purchase prices off the ADC page. Definitely worth it.

    eV
     
  14. taco2004 macrumors member

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    It was a Student Developer discount($99). It took about $400-500 off the final price. THat final price included tax.
     
  15. taco2004 macrumors member

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    If I would have just used my Educational Discount I would have had to pay $2,819.92

    Without any discounts it would cost $3,036.92
     
  16. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    BTW, I'm sure you noticed that buying APPLECARE is a $100 CHEAPER if you use the student discount (compared to ADC)

    eV
     
  17. generik macrumors 601

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    Is that final price inclusive of tax?
     
  18. destroyboredom macrumors 6502

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    Good deal then! So jealous. Wish I had known of such things when I was a student. Congrats on the purchase.

     
  19. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    I'm also curious as to what currency it was purchased with...
     
  20. taco2004 macrumors member

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    The final price includes tax.
     
  21. taco2004 macrumors member

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    Yep, I sure did. Thats why I plan to purchase it later. Isn't it weird that it is cheaper that way?
     
  22. taco2004 macrumors member

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    US Dollars
     
  23. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    Developer price in Canada for the 17" is terrible... $3,134.00

    For the 15" however.. they're amazing..
     
  24. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    oic interesting
    thanks for the info :)
     

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