17" MBPs for $1,800--Did anyone else get in on it?

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  1. MikeL macrumors 6502

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    Did anyone else get in on $1,800 MBPs that Springboard Media was clearing out today? I picked up two. Not a bad price at all for the machines. 2.6Ghz, 2GB/200GB with the HD screen. They're the previous revision, but it's hard to wrong at that price.
     
  2. antmo macrumors member

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    whoa! sadly i did not... those are the current gen mbp's...$3200 from apple.

    are those used or new in box?

    mjb
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    no, he could be right about them being last gen. There was a BTO option to go up to 2.6 Ghz, even on the last generation. Definitely makes more sense that they would sell the older model at that price.
     
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  5. jeff_siler macrumors 6502

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    Are these brand new sealed? Will they ship?

    Jeff
     
  6. MikeL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They're new. Some people at FatWallet have said that they've gotten their shipping confirmations already. The salesman I talked to said that mine would ship on Wednesday--I was amongst the last to get in on the deal today, I think.
     
  7. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    I was able to get one. Got a shipping confirmation and it will be here on Tuesday. Word has it it is not the LED screen but a great deal anyways.
     
  8. Rlkv011 macrumors regular

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    I purchased 2. I might not need the second one so if anyone wants one I'll sell it to them exactly what I paid for it $1,899 (1,799+100 for 2 extra gigs of ram).
     
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  10. K3mp macrumors 6502

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    On apple's refurb store they have a 2.33 ghz 17in MBP for 1900. But no I did not get in on these deals.
     
  11. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Its brand new sealed of the "merom" last generation with 256mb vram nvidia 17" mbp with hi res (non led). Its a pretty good price for being brand new sealed.
     
  12. mattniles007 macrumors 6502

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    Thats a good price I enjoy slickdeals and fat wallet
     
  13. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Sell the second one.
     
  14. SphericalPear macrumors member

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    thanks for using macrumors.com, and i hope we could have been of help.

    i'd sell the second one - it'll be easy. but watch out, there'll be updates coming up soon!
     
  15. grubworth macrumors member

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    Cooooooould this support that they are clearing for a update on the 9th?

    *runs*
     
  16. Rlkv011 macrumors regular

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    I am a little skeptical about the whole craigslist/ebay thing. What do you think I can get for it? Worse case I can always return it, they offer a 14 day return policy. I am really hoping the updates come soon but I doubt it will be this Tuesday.
     
  17. jeff_siler macrumors 6502

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    If you bought an extra one, i'd like to buy it.

    Jeff
     
  18. pocketdoc macrumors 6502a

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    I got one as well. They sold our right after I bought it, so I didn't post about it here.

    My sister saw it on FatWallet and ordered one, so I jumped on board. The same one refurb. on Apple.com was almost $1000 more!

    I got it yesterday and it has the multitouch pad. Does that mean it is a new model? How can I check it to see what generation it is?

    New Mac convert and lovin it! Good bye Windows.
     
  19. jeff_siler macrumors 6502

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    So jealous :(

    Nice work though!

    Jeff
     

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