What has been your best deal(s)?

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  1. kmarketing macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2004

    I think this could be an interesting thread on what deals people have gotten on apple products.

    I have never cared for spending so much on brand new machines because of how they depreciate so much so quickly, so used machines have satisfied my needs. And all of the ones that I have had have worked perfectly and looked great. People just take care of their apple machines, i guess!

    Here are some of my best deals that I am proud of:
    g5 dual 2.0
    3gb Memory
    2x 160gb Hard Drive
    128 mb Video card
    Airport Extreme
    $800 (I bought it for $900, but sold my single 1.8 g5 for $1000 after taking out 2gb memory and 160gb Hard Drive).

    Pismo g3 500mhz
    1gb Memory
    80gb 5400Hard Drive
    7 hour total battery life
    Airport Card
    Like New Condition
    $200 original, $350 after upgrades

    Titanium G4 400mhz
    1gb memory
    60gb Hard Drive
    4 hour battery life
    Combo Drive
    Airport Card
    Like new condition, runs cool, and airport range is just as good as pismo. I think it is a mutant titanium! I actually love using this titanium one, it is so much better than any other titanium that i have had, and i had almost every revision. Swapped the hard drive with the pismo so it has the 80gb 5400 drive. Nice boost!!

    I've had several others during the past year, but eventually sold them and made some profit in doing so.
    Let me know about yours!!
  2. ham_man macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2005
    I got 10% off my 3rd gen at Target...last one in stock too...
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    best deal evar: free PowerBook

    2nd best deal evar: $500 G3 900MHz iBook. Muahaha! I love Pawn Shops in the rich part of town!!

    3rd: $80 shuffle. It's all about open box, baybeeee!

    4th: -$10 + edu discount = wireless keyboard and mouse for about $100 NEW. MUAHAHAHA!

    5th: all that free love I get from the clerks (damn punks!), general genius bar fixing. Also, one of them is recording my senior recital.. if it's really for free, I think it trumps 2nd best deal evar. I dunno.

    6th: 30 gig iPod Photo (eww. HP branded! I'll be covering that up) for 30% less. Go me! :)

    7th: I got this really cute pair of shoes for $7.57!! YESSSS! (ok.. not apple related but... shut up!

    ...Moo-hahaha!-haha! Yesssssssss.....
    I told my mom that I'm the "Alan GReenspan of Apple Products"
    She and the guy checking us out at office depot (30% off photo) looked at me with such blank stares..

    OH YEA
    #0 or #.5 or whatever comes before #1!: FORUMS.MACRUMORS.COM. Y'all rock. Y'all rock too much to be free. I <3 MR. :)
  4. Eluon macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    my entire laptop (12 inch iBook G4) fixed for free...outside of warranty. Would have cost 700.
  5. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    I got my PowerBook G4 1.67 GHz 15" at cost, and tax free. I'm pretty happy with that!
  6. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005

    Wow, how did you score that?
    and what was wrong with it?
  7. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    My Rev B G5 2.0 dually $1699 NEW 2 weeks after my best friend paid $2299
    Then because I missed the $100 education rebate by 1 day.
    Apple let me choose anything in the store for around $100.
    So I got the M-Audio Keystation 49e free.
    My Dell 2405 FPW for $782.00 shipped. :D
    My 66 Hofner Beatle Bass for $99.00 NEW
    My 64 Pre-CBS Fender Jazz Bass for $225.00 used
    My Sears/Silvertone classical guitar for $15.00 from my sister-in-law.

    Worst deal ever

    Her sister
  8. bowdeni macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2005
    My best deal ever, is the only one I've got which is my imac 17" 2ghz with 1gb upgrade for £880!
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Best deal ever was on my first computer, a Mac SE. Won it in an Apple sales contest for selling a boat load of //gs's one xmas season.
  10. dsharits macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2004
    The People's Republic of America
    My best deals ever would have to include my my first Mac (really my first computer) which was my Blueberry Clamshell iBook that I got for $20. I would also have to include my 400 MHz B&W G3 that ws given to me and the Power Mac G4 MDD in my sig that I got with an Apple 17" LCD for $700. :cool:
  11. giveup macrumors member


    Dec 15, 2004
  12. 1nsanity macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2005
    Well I can think of recent good deals:

    Dell 24" purchased at 1260$ canadian, 1 week later drops 315$ canadian$ so I cancelled my initial order and reordered at the sale price!(that was yesterday)

    I also got an Acomdata usb 2 firewire 160gig hard drive to match my powerbook. Got it 99$ CND and guess what when I opened it it also had firewire!! woohoo!

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