Best deal on new 15" i7 MBP?

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  1. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm buying a new MBP within the next few days. I'm getting the 15" i7 with the hi-res display and 7200RPM drive. With the student discount, plus tax, this comes to $2,339.70. I'll sell the iPod touch for $170 and the printer for $100, which brings it down to $2069.70. Is there a better deal than this? Is there any way to get cashback (bing?) from the apple store?
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I think Microsoft cancelled Bing Cashback recently. Try Amazon but I'm not sure if they have BTO options like the high-res display. You could also try upgrading the HD yourself. It won't save that much less than $30 but it's better than nothing.
     
  3. qaz2 macrumors newbie

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    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC666LL/A

    $2000. You don't get the iPod, but you do get the printer, so $1900 total. Upgrade the HD yourself. (I doubt you could get $170 for the iPod anyways).

    As for cashback, you can get 1%.
    http://www.fatwallet.com/coupons-cash-back/Apple-Store/
     
  4. Mac7 macrumors 6502a

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  5. qaz2 macrumors newbie

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    Yup:

     
  6. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming u r a student, u can apply for the student developer membership. with that, u get a nice discount on hardware. i7 + hi res is $1839. the membership has a $99 one time fee, but u still get the free printer, so that cancels out the fee. this might be the best deal around.
     
  8. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Student developers no longer get a discount. That deal was discontinued, if you have not already paid the $99.

    For a student, and 95% of potential customers will not notice the difference between the i7 and i5. I'd invest the price difference and use that for a new purchase in 3-4 years. Speaking as one that used to always purchase top of the line. Nowadays a 2.4 high res is the best deal in my opinion.
     

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