$1390 for a 2013 rMBP 8/512?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by .realest, May 8, 2014.

  1. .realest macrumors newbie

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    I need your guys' advice: I went to Best Buy today to see what kind of open box rMBPs they had. Unfortunately, they didn't have any 8/256, but they did have an 8/512. The rep told me he'd sell it for about $1540 (down from the sale price of $1710). I was skeptical at first, but he let me boot it up and I checked its battery cycle count and it was only at 3! It has no obvious scratches, but it does have an extremely minor dent on the base.

    With the student discount, I can bring this to about $1390, about $100 more than a NEW 8/256 rMBP ($1275).

    What do you guys think?! I might go back in tomorrow and pick it. I just didn't want to impulse buy.
     
  2. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    I don't think that's that great a deal. Have you checked the refurbished site? You can get a refurbished 2.4 GHz Haswell i5, 8GB RAM, and 256 SSD for $1269
     
  3. .realest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I have checked it and the price for an October 2013 rMBP with 8GB RAM, 512 SSD is $1,529. I'm looking at $1390, so about a $139 difference. I'm talking about the 8/512 model.
     
  4. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    Well if the $139 is worth the dent, I'd take it. It still has warranty I'm assuming so maybe it's a good deal!
     
  5. ShiggyMiyamoto macrumors 6502a

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  6. .realest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, that's pretty important information actually... it's the 13".
     
  7. ShiggyMiyamoto macrumors 6502a

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    Not bad... I'm trying to save for SOME kind of MacBook (Retina Pro/Air) but I can't yet decide which one I want....
     
  8. .realest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I feel like it all depends on what you're planning to use it for.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Sounds like a good deal.

    Mine has like 3 dents on the bottom and I don't really care.
     
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  11. Marty62 macrumors 6502

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    That seems like a good deal, I could live with a small dent on the bottom case.

    Marty.
     
  12. kyriostrife macrumors member

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    Buy it. You won't even see the dent when you're using it. And you'll be glad you bought DOUBLE the storage of the 256 for only $100 more.
     

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