Apple Store or eBay?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by What, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. What macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone heard about the MSN live.com promotion? Apparently if you buy through live.com using paypal, you can get 8% off (up to $200 off). I think they had one last year, but I was wondering if anyone actually did it and get their rebates back.

    Here aer my questions:

    1) Does it work?
    2) If so, would it better for me to buy a 2.4 ghz Aluminum Macbook for $1200 (1300 - 100 dollars) or spend 1200 + tax for a lowend 13.3 inch Macbook Pro?
     
  2. crzdmniac macrumors regular

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    The offers work fine, it does take some time though. Just make sure you follow the guidelines (buy it now + paypal) and you should be fine. Guidlines can be found here.
     
  3. cliffrouse11bas macrumors regular

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    Just be careful. I bought a unibody Macbook brand new, and I am having warranty issues. The serial number was never registered with Apple, and a Paypal receipt is not good enough for proof of purchase. By the way, the seller had 100% feedback over 7000+.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Personally I think dealing with apple you dealing with a known quantity. There's a little bit of a risk with eBay and possible issues with the warranty as stated by the other poster.

    You don't want to be penny-wise and pound-foolish. You're spending a lot of money for a laptop, the last thing you want is to cut corners to save little bit of money and then have problems down the road.
     

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