Best deal for last gen MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nygiants242, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. nygiants242 macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm not convinced on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Are there any fantastic deals on the immediate last gen? What is the best deal out there for a loaded 13"? Any tips/points appreciated.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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  3. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    The best deal I've seen was new 2015 i5/8gb/128gb SSD for $999 new and $899 open box at Best Buy. I believe that sale just ended, but I would expect others to pop up. Unless Apple intends to continue a base-model 2015 (as they had with the base model 2012 until just several months ago, which seems unlikely since analysts are predicting a pretty big decrease on the current base-model 13-inch with the forthcoming 2017 refresh, along with the end of the MBA) then I would look for retailers to blow out existing stock in the coming months for prices matching that sale.
     
  4. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    Loaded as in maxed out? You might struggle to find too many stellar deals on an upper end 13". B&H would be one placed to keep an eye on, Apple Store Refirb would be another (except taxes..). Could you get along with a base 15"? You'll find better deals on it, and it's more powerful.
     
  5. Orr macrumors 6502

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    I got mine from Apple refurbished and strongly recommend shopping there, especially since you get the full 1 year warranty included.

    The 2015 13" rMBP is a great little machine, but I wouldn't recommend getting anything more than the mid-tier one. It's limited by the dual-core processors, and for the fully upgraded pricing, you'd be getting much more value with the base 15".
     
  6. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502

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    I just recently got a 2015 gen MacBook Pro off the Apple Refurbished Store. I used the site 'Refurb Me' (you can google it) and you can sign up for email alerts when a MBP that matches your description comes back in stock on the refurbished store.
    I originally signed up in late December I believe and one that matched my description was listed on the Apple Store in mid February, I got alerted and purchased it right away. It was sold out within a few hours. Signing up for alerts is the most effective way to buy.
    I like going with refurbished directly from Apple because they come with the full warranty like a new computer and they literally are like brand new computers. Mine arrived with only 2 battery cycle counts and not one scratch or blemish on the device. Flawless
     
  7. uptownnyc macrumors 6502

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    Check out the Facebook marketplace. Found a loaded 2015 15" for $1600 barely used.
     

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