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  1. iwkua macrumors newbie

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    I'm about to purchase a 2.4ghz 15" with high res anti glare. I heard that Macmall and Amazon are usually cheaper since they don't charge tax. However, I am in california and on their websites it says that they charge tax in california despite the fact that the tax estimate says $0. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this or should I just get it at the apple store?
    Thanks
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    It's better to get BTO machines from Apple. Third parties charge you heavily for upgrades. If you are a student or "a student" or work for a company with and EPP discount it pretty much takes care of tax and a little bit more(at least in my state(missouri).
     
  3. Beefy macrumors member

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    I just got my MBP 13". The best price I could find was on eBay, especially due to the Bing Cashback which is at 8% for eBay. You can find out how to get it on their website, it's VERY easy.

    http://www.bing.com/cashback
     
  4. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    How do you use Bing cashback? Are Buy-it-Now purchases eligible?
     
  5. Baral macrumors member

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    Bing's Cashback program is shutting down TODAY (June 30th) at 9 PM PST. Something to keep in mind if you want to use it.

    [edit:] My mistake, it's July 30th. Whoops. ;o
     
  6. Beefy macrumors member

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    Yep.

    Basically, do a search on Bing. Pull up eBay through the sponsored link at the top. There will be a small Bing Cashback image on the top of the eBay page. To get the cashback, you must use Buy-It-Now and PayPal.

    Hope this helps! :)
     
  7. Beefy macrumors member

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    They're stopping Bing Cashback on July 31st...
     
  8. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    it's july 31st but...
    why must the good things in life be taken away

    RIP BCB
     
  9. Baral macrumors member

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    My mistake, I was a month early. Post edited.
     
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    IT will come back. It's the only reason why I (and I'm sure many others) use them. Didn't they suspend cashback once before?
     
  11. Baral macrumors member

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    I was reading a news article on this just yesterday and it reported that very few people were actually using it.
     
  12. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    They need(ed) to promote it more.
     
  13. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    it hasn't been suspended before

    though microsoft has hinted that something else will replace it
     
  14. Beefy macrumors member

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    Yep, that's why they're stopping it. They've said they have some other ideas to help sellers and retailers, but they haven't shared any details that I've seen yet.


    Yep, they definitely should have. A lot of people are/were intimidated or confused by it. It's an excellent thing!


    It was at one time suspended for eBay for around a month I believe. It upset a lot of sellers...
     
  15. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    say hello to...

    the Microsoft Windows Free Money program :D
     
  16. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    o, I thought you were talking about the whole BCB program
     
  17. Beefy macrumors member

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    I was laughing about this because Microsoft is paying me money for buying a Mac. :D
     
  18. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I bet that it'll be some cheesy point earning thing where you can build points to buy things from Microsoft or participating partners. I like cold hard cash better. Sorry for the thread-hijack OP.
     
  19. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I remember that they once gave 35% off iPHones by mistake :)
     

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