2018 MBP 13" on sale at Costco $1499. Good deal?

lambertjohn

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Costco just put their 2018 MBP's on sale and I noticed the 13" base model is going for $1499. Cheapest price I've seen in a long time, so we're talking about picking one up. Costco also doubles the warranty, so $1499 gets you the computer plus 2 years warranty. Curious what you guys think of that price. Should we jump on it or hold out for whatever new MBP is coming from Apple later this year? Not in any hurry to get a new computer, FYI. Just saw the deal and thought it was a good time to update my old 2010 MBP. Thanks!

Edit: It's the 2018 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and quad-core CPU.
 

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Costco just put their 2018 MBP's on sale and I noticed the 13" base model is going for $1499. Cheapest price I've seen in a long time, so we're talking about picking one up. Costco also doubles the warranty, so $1499 gets you the computer plus 2 years warranty. Curious what you guys think of that price. Should we jump on it or hold out for whatever new MBP is coming from Apple later this year? Not in any hurry to get a new computer, FYI. Just saw the deal and thought it was a good time to update my old 2010 MBP. Thanks!

Edit: It's the 2018 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and quad-core CPU.
They had the 15” models on sale a few weeks ago, I bought mine then. Got the 2.6 hex-core with the 560x and a 500gb SSD for $2300

I think it’s an amazing deal!
 
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MimicBunion972

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Costco has had this deal a few times in the past 2-3 months. It will come around if you miss this one.
A caution on Costco's warranty, check out the reviews, many think it is worthless. It is a third party vendor doing the warranty service. If you have a credit card that offers extended warranty, that extended warranty is voided because of the Costco's warranty. I called Chase Sapphire and they confirmed that.
 

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Costco has had this deal a few times in the past 2-3 months. It will come around if you miss this one.
A caution on Costco's warranty, check out the reviews, many think it is worthless. It is a third party vendor doing the warranty service. If you have a credit card that offers extended warranty, that extended warranty is voided because of the Costco's warranty. I called Chase Sapphire and they confirmed that.
I don't think that's correct, but I'm going to contact Costco and find out for sure. In the meantime, check out the attached screenshot.
 

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MimicBunion972

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I don't think that's correct, but I'm going to contact Costco and find out for sure. In the meantime, check out the attached screenshot.
Yes if you use a Costco credit card, it extends the warranty even further. With the Costco AMX card you get 4 years of warranty in total. However if you use any other credit card, the Costco warranty may cancel out the extended warranty from your credit card. You know, I am just a random person on internet. Call your credit card carrier to make sure ;)
 

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Yes if you use a Costco credit card, it extends the warranty even further. With the Costco AMX card you get 4 years of warranty in total. However if you use any other credit card, the Costco warranty may cancel out the extended warranty from your credit card. You know, I am just a random person on internet. Call your credit card carrier to make sure ;)
Costco no longer accepts American Express. Citi Visa is now the primary card for Costco shoppers. But you are correct, use your Citi Visa and you get 4 years of warranty in total. It's a great deal!