BBY has a decent sale on rMBP's

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  1. Mdwall macrumors member

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    Well the top end one at least. Saw InThe weekly ad they have them on for 2687.99. Maybe not a huge discount but a good price esp. if you are a rewards member. It's may make me take the plunge finally
     
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    Pretty crazy how low the prices have already dropped for this device. Clearly overpriced. I just picked up the 256Gb model from a guy on craigslist for $1600.
     
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    I haven't paid too much attention in the past, but is this normal? I don't recall MacBook's being discounted in big box stores while still MSRP in the Apple store.
     
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    Frys always has at least one Mac model on sale.
     
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    Best Buy usually always discounts their prices compared to Apple to bring customers in. The downside to BB is trying to get a student discount, which they offer only during the beginning of the school year.
    As for the $1799 price Frys is offering. Thats a very big drop in price for an item only released 3 weeks ago.
     
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    Almost immediately after the 2012 MBP models were released they started offering the base 13" model for $999. I also saw the 15" rMBP discounted there about a month after it was released.
     
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    I dont follow Frys much, but they have some great deals. I should start buying my Apple notebooks from them. Those are so impressive discounts.
     
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    They're one of the first places I check because they do have great deals most of the time and I live close to one. Additionally, in Oregon we don't have a sales tax, so I don't have to order from out of state to avoid it.
     
  10. Jedi Quan macrumors newbie

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    Is $1799 worth it?

    I've been following a lot of the comments on here about the 13 rMBP being overpriced, so maybe some of you can help me with this. Is the problem simply that is it overpriced or also bad performance? I currently have a 2011 MBA with 4gigs of RAM and 128 flash drive.

    A 13 inch MBA with 8 gigs of RAM and 256 SSD comes in at $1599? So now that Frys has the same spec rMBP at $1799, that brings the price difference to $200 for essentially the retina display. I am thinking of waiting for Black Friday but I don't know if I'm going to find a much lower price than $1799.

    So at $1799, is it still overpriced for what you get compared to the 13 inch MBA with the exact same configuration? Thoughts?
     
  11. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    In addition to the upgraded display, the rMBP has a faster processor.

    I'd go with the rMBP for $200 more.
     
  12. Mdwall thread starter macrumors member

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    Well on one hand if they do put it at a lower price sometime in the near future you can just go into the store and have them refund the difference. At least at Best Buy you can. Not sure about Fry's since I don't have one around here. Either are hard to argue against though for the sale price compared to the Apple store.
     
  13. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    At $1799 i don't think its overpriced, especially when comparing it to the macbook air. $200 for the retina display, faster processor and new design imo is worth it. As far as finding it cheaper, that'll be tough. $1799 is pretty competitive pricing and I doubt they'll drop much more in the next coming months. I would try eBay, i was watching quite a few listings the other day and saw some 256GB models sells for $1700. Gotta be quick though, these listings sell fast.
     
  14. brentsg macrumors 68030

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    Frys doesn't accept returns for Apple products so be careful there..
     
  15. Jedi Quan macrumors newbie

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    Really, that's a real turn off then. Maybe not such a good idea then. Not that I'd want to buy and return, but obviously anything can happen and there's been known issues out there with the rMBP.
     
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    Well, if you plan on keeping the notebook then i dont see the problem with it. If there is an issue with your rMBP, thats where Apple comes into play. You have a 1 year warranty.
     
  17. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    As another poster said, just take use of your 1 year warranty. Most issues that can happen with a computer can be repaired rather quickly.
     
  18. Jedi Quan macrumors newbie

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    Just to let everyone know, I walked into Best Buy today and told them Fry's is selling the 13 inch rMBP for $1799. They said they will match it no problem.

    - Posting from my new rMBP =)
     
  19. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    You still paid tax though. Frys doesn't charge tax, just $12 shipping.

    Edit: nvm, you live in CA. They would have charged you. I guess out of state buyers will benefit the most from this sale.
     
  20. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Frys ships?
     
  21. Jedi Quan macrumors newbie

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    Actually, they do. I live in California.. Can't get away from the tax =(. Even Amazon charges tax now.
     
  22. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I noticed that after reading your location.

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    Yup. $1811 for 256GB 13 rMBP shipped (out of CA though).
     
  23. thekev macrumors 604

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    You technically owed it anyway. It's just that Amazon now collects it for California.
     
  24. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    I think many people, myself included, felt that the rMBP should be $1499 with 256 GB storage. So even at $1799 it's overpriced for me. I bought a 13" rMBP with 256 GB to try out and returned it - it just wasn't worth the 1899 it cost (gov't/military discount).

    The problem is not with performance - as T5brick noted, it's faster than the Air, and has a substantially better display. The problem is one of value relative to other Mac laptops.

    If you don't need one now, you're much better off waiting for the next revision of them next year - the price should be rationalized, it should have more storage, and it should have a better graphics unit.
     

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