Back to school deal: $100 off mac + pair of beats headphones...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Eggtastic, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a

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    I am looking to get the 2016 rMB and found out that because I am a teacher I qualify for the BTS promo. Sounds like a great deal to me because I don't need the beats headphones. I was wondering what I could fetch for them selling them to someone on craigslist. I didn't ask what model they were as it was a phone call to the local apple store and I was just curious in general about what they offer.

    Has anyone done this and know what model beats come with?


    Thanks
     
  2. noodles5666 macrumors regular

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    The BTS is only $50 of the rMB line + the $300 Wireless Beats that everywhere else is selling for $200.
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    They are the Beats Solo2 Wireless

    Probably fetch $100-150 for them.
     
  3. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

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    My wife just picked up a macbook pro and I requested the powerbeats2 over the solo2s. They are "worth" less and were the headphones that go with an iPad or iPhone purchase, but I wouldn't use the big solo2s and was in the market for a pair of headphones for running. The powerbeat2s are excellent for working out.
     
  4. Ankaa macrumors 6502

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    Do you guys think there is any chance at all to swap the beats for another pair of headphones (that are offered in-store) at the same price or even less?
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Last year they weren't worth much because the market was flooded with them by the end of August, so get in early.
     
  6. Ankaa macrumors 6502

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    They already average around $150 in my area.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    No, I don't think so, most retailers won't or can't (as there's no mechanism to do such a transaction on their POS system)
     
  8. Ankaa macrumors 6502

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    What a shame :( I'm not getting on terms with the beats, so they would be completely useless for me. And selling them doesn't gain you much.
     
  9. bingeciren macrumors 6502a

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    Keep the Beats for someone you love for Christmas, or for their birthday. It will make an excellent gift.
     
  10. Ankaa macrumors 6502

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    None of my family and friends likes beats. Guess, we're all too old :p And, I could use a new pair of (good) headphones...just not beats. Well, dang, I guess.
     
  11. bingeciren macrumors 6502a

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    TBH, the sound quality of the Beats headphones leaves a lot to desire. My 19 year old Sony MDR-6, which is not even an expensive Audiophile class headphone, sounds thousand times better than the Beats Solo 2. I don't know what is the problem with the Beats? Why can't they make decent sounding headphones?
     
  12. Ankaa macrumors 6502

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    It's not only the sound quality. For me, it's the design (which of course is super subjective) and the overall fit. I don't think they (the around ear ones) are comfortable, at all.

    But besides that, I just feel that for the price you can get better quality. But then again, I might just be too old and don't care too much about bass - apparently many like them, after all.
     

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