15" macbook pro retina 2.3/8/256 - $973!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by g37, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. g37 macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2013
    +$1779 - Refurb 15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel i7 with Retina
    -$88.95 - 5% cashback when you use shopdiscover (Discover More card)
    -$150 - Discover extends Apple warranty to 2 years when using card
    -$69 - complained about SMC/EFI bug issue, apple gave me a credit
    = $1471
    -$498 - Use LLC to writeoff the macbook on your taxes

    =$973 final cost. :)
  2. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    I was fully prepared to warn you away from a Craigslist scam.

    Well done.
  3. kensic macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2013
    i think that's how much he paid for the laptop.

    so that's awesome! good job buddy
  4. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    What SMC / EFI bug? Never heard about getting store credit for that.
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
  6. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
    That's from your gross, so it's not really $498. You would be lucky if it's half of that.
  7. patrickoneal, Mar 15, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013

    patrickoneal macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2013
    Nope. Read this: https://www.discover.com/credit-cards/member-benefits/extended-warranty.html and click "See Extended Product Warranty Terms & Conditions for full details"

    Exclusions and Limitations
    Insurance under this Policy does not apply to Covered Purchases that:
    Are used, rebuilt, refurbished or remanufactured.

    And if you're going to include tax write offs, you should include sales tax as well :)
  8. g37 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2013
    Some states don't have salestax ;) wow, thank you for the exclusion info... good catch! When I asked Discover over the phone they said it would be covered. Good to know that I'll need to purchase applecare, but I think anyone with an education discount can purchase it for you for $200 (normally $300).


    Not sure what you mean, I'm in the 28% bracket...


    The one where fps drops when gaming, I returned it one or two days prior to them releasing a fix so I raised holy hell since I had to get a new one + load it with all my stuff again.

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