17" MBP on Sale at Best Buy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by silentsage, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. silentsage macrumors member

    May 13, 2008
    Just a "head's up" to anyone looking for a good price on a 17" last generation MBP (model MB766LL/A). The last one before the unibody.

    I picked one up at the local Best By store (Novi, Michigan) today for $2019 plus tax. It is new (not refurbished or an open box). This particular one is a glossy screen hi-res, 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 320 GB, 512MB 8600M GT. I don't think Best Buy normally carries these, so maybe Apple is using Best Buy to get rid of old stock.

    This is only $20 more that the same machine refurbished from Apple.

    I went in there thinking I'd get a 13" Macbook for $1599, but couldn't pass this up.

    This was the last one in Novi. They just dropped the price today, and the Apple rep said they are selling fast.
  2. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I would.. but I'm staying away from those 8600m gt at this point.
  3. P90Xfit macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2009

    Get the apple care 3y on ebay. It has the 8600m GT which I read is faulty, if it is ok now, with in time, it will fail.
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    ...which will extend Apple's 2 year warranty on defective GPU's to another year. That's cool but I think most are concerned at what happens after AppleCare runs out. Maybe most go out and buy new portables by then but to those who don't, are looking for security for when it does go out.
  5. Repo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    BestBuy has carried Apple products for a while now. I agree with the earlier posters, however, that I can't risk buying into the 8600. Plus the new glass trackpad is too good to pass up.

    A plus for you though, now you have a FW400 port, so you won't have to buy any adapters.
  6. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    Oh, I thought you said $1599 *** I about jumped out of my seat with plans to buy them up and throw them on eBay very very quickly and carefully.

  7. silentsage thread starter macrumors member

    May 13, 2008
    According to the Apple web site the cut-off date for potentially bad 8600 chips is September 30, 2008. The previous generation 17" MBPs (MB766LL/A) were manufactured after that date, so they should be OK according to Apple.
  8. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    With an 8600M gt this is like buying a 2 year old new car with a broken engine.
  9. Junkie2 macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2008
    you mean 8600m gt

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