2015 15" MBP prices

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  1. yosim macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i would like to upgrade my 2008 MBP

    no interest whatsoever in the new ones but was wondering would there still be some remaining stock of 2015 models and if the prices of those would drop now that the new ones are out?

    thanks!
     
  2. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    Apple is still selling the previous generation 13" and 15" Pro for the same price they have been sold for, although for example Amazon has the 15" for $1799 ($200 off).
     
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  4. wegster macrumors 6502

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    You may be better off waiting a few or seeing what eBay has to offer.
    I'm not sure how far the 'last' models will drop at this point, and as I needed a max RAM and SSD spec system (16GB/1TB min), I was happy when I found a used 2015 rMBP for $1500, as it's been 'time' to replace my 2011 primarily for battery and the CPU and port upgrades for a bit.

    That price seems 'good' at the moment, while I'm seeing others trying to sell at $1800-$2200 for similar (or even some 2014s), but I expect prices on reforms, closeouts, or used systems will settle out a bit in the next month or so, or in the worst case, after the US holidays if you can wait a bit longer.
     
  5. Nick11Mac macrumors 6502

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  6. Mike84 macrumors 6502a

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    Bumping this because I am curious as to whether there are others out there that are set on a 2015 rMBP and where the best pricing is. I have searched amazon and apple and I think apple refurbished has the best prices thus far.
     
  7. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

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    Best pricing isn't always the best deal. I would strictly buy from Apple's refurbished store if you want to save money and get a 100% Apple certified product with genuine Apple warranty (as opposed to some third-party warranty.)
     
  8. yosim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok cool, I wonder would the Apple Store refurb prices drop any further? Ive no experience in buying refurb, my first mbp is the one i still have from brand new :)
     
  9. Nick11Mac macrumors 6502

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    Thought I'd add something here. Apple uses Barclay where they will finance your Apple purchase interest free for up to 18 months. You can easily check if you qualify at the Apple refurbished store online. However I don't know if refurb prices will drop any more in the future.
     
  10. spacebro macrumors 6502

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    I don't see any max 2015 rmbp 15" for sale anywhere new, refurb, or used. I wonder if I could sell mine now and get almost full price back.
     
  11. wegster macrumors 6502

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    Try eBay as they're out there. High rate on used seems to be up to ~$2k, a few outliers from silly people still. Unsure if the price remains the same or drops after benchmarks are in on the 2016 model.

    Picked up a 2015 16GB 1TB 2.5GHz dGPU for $1500.
     
  12. motime macrumors 6502

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    Nice price, when was this? What was the condition like?
     
  13. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    eBay has some spectacular deals.

    Tbh if you've got a 2008, don't bother doing anything to it - just by a 2014/15 one from eBay.

    I've only had incredible MacBook purchases from eBay over the last 8 years - but vet the seller properly.
     
  14. spacebro macrumors 6502

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    I paid like 4k for it after financing. This is a max 2015 15". I think it was like $3500 for the main price. I would let go of this machine for 3k. Its not really time for me to upgrade but I would use the opportunity to switch back to a pc laptop if macs are going to continue to get thinner and less powerful. This is like if in 2012 the new retina macs had the same 4gb ram as all the pc laptops because "battery life" or whatever, I would have never become a mac user.
     
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  16. bebo macrumors member

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    Looking at this myself.

    On the fence of a 2015 macbook pro vs getting an alienware 15 laptop or likewise. Need a laptop with more umph. Currently on the 2013 mba with 4 gigs ram. Good for basic stuff. But need stuff for work now. This laptop won't cut it.

    Would opt for the rMBP 15" with 512gb SSD and 16gb ram. Seems like a better deal than the new laptops. I think its like $2000? on amazon. To configure the new mbp, I'd up the HD to 512 and I'd prob opt for the higher spec'd video card. Ringing up around $2800. I do Radiology and have 2 3MP monitors at home, so I'd like to drive those monitors. Biggest draw back is that I don't think the video card can get properly due to 12 bit gray scale or something like that. Still need to do some research on it.
     
  17. wegster macrumors 6502

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    Bought Friday, arrived today, migrating system at moment. No AC but in like new external condition.
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    I guess there's a sicker born every moment, but 2k Max is more what I've seen, maybe $2100 with existing AC on it. Good luck.
     

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