Sometimes. I purchased my late 2011 MBP (Intel Sandy Bridge/Core i7 2xxx) shortly after Apple announced the Retina MacBook Pro and subsequent Ivy Bridge/Core i7 3xxx update. MicroCenter received a bunch of clearance stock of the older models. These were pretty much fully upgraded, including the faster CPU and high-res antiglare screen. Prior to the refresh, the machine would have cost $2649. I paid $1599.Are there decent prices from other retailers?
When you used your ed discount...did you have to pay taxes? If you go with most online retailers, no sales tax. I got my rMBP from MacMall for less money...and no tax.Are there decent prices from other retailers? Checked out BB prices and I was better off using the student discount
Picked up a refurbished & saved about $600