Would You have Bought This PowerBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by macpastor, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. macpastor macrumors regular

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    I was offered, from the Apple Store on Wednesday, a new 17" PowerBook. The manager was willing to sell to me for $1,500 or they were sending it back to Apple where it would end up on the clearance page. I jumped on it.

    Would you have?

    My reasoning was this. I prefer to wait for the updated MBP in the fall with the new chips... Plus work out all the bugs. At the very least I figure I could sell the PB in the fall and break even at $1500. Good rationale or not?

    Comments Welcome.
     
  2. interlaced macrumors 6502a

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    I think that was a good move. I just went on the Apple website just to compare the prices but it looks like they took the 17" Powerbook off. The refurbs for for, what.. at least $1700? That sounds like a good plan to sell it later on and I think there's a good chance for you to break even. :)
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I just sold my used 15" PB for $1550 on eBay. To get a brand-new 17" for that price is pretty good if you ask me! :)
     
  4. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    sweet deal, I'd have jumped as well
    (I got my ipod and ibook for 1450:eek: )
    very nice deal
     
  5. Vaphoron macrumors 6502

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    That is a great deal and I would have jumped on it too.
     
  6. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, you'll get your money back on ebay. Good call. :)
     
  7. macpastor thread starter macrumors regular

    macpastor

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    Well, I guess I did make the right call... I was reluctant, but then excited. I love the thing... Now I am lusting for a MBP...

    But I will wait until the fall.
     
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  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sounds like you got a good deal on a very nice machine macpastor! :)
     
  10. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    but now you will have the hassle of moving this one so you can get the next one. nice price, but lots more work and worry. i hate selling big ticket items on ebay :eek:
     
  11. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    ditto, $1,500 for a 17", heck, even if you were buying a Dell that's not a bad score
     

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