Best TIME for REFURBISHED!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by markrivers, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. markrivers macrumors 6502a

    markrivers

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    i know.. iknow! a lot of people ARE Disappointed with the minimal upgrades/updates with the MBP... but looking at the bright side...
    the prices for the REfurb MBP has dropped dramatically..
    the SR MBP 2.4 dropped from 2499 to 1600... a 35% savings!!

    with no major change in terms of hardware.. i think, if you're like me who's just an average user.. this is still a STEAL!!
     
  2. harrymohan macrumors member

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    with educational discount one can buy a new Macbook Pro for 1799 and it has same specs like the old one which was for 2499, so buying refurb just 100 bucks lower doesnt make sense!:eek:
     
  3. markrivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ah yes! the educational discount.. you're right!:eek:
     
  4. djinn macrumors 68000

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    reg macbooks 850-1050...now that's a steal considering there were minimal upgrades there
     
  6. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I was very impressed by the Canadian pricing in the refurb store. A 15" MacBook Pro for $1349?? I'm almost sold...
     
  7. harrymohan macrumors member

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    even US Apple store has 1499 model even 2.16 for 1299 but its way too old!:eek:
     
  8. iBeard macrumors regular

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    Yeah, $1,449 for :

    2.2GHz C2D
    15.4" screen
    2GB memory
    120GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive
    8600M GT 128MB

    isn't too bad in my book.
     
  9. seattle macrumors 6502

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    Just ordered a refurb black Macbook today. Nice deal.
     
  10. khunsanook macrumors 6502

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    No doubt! Enjoy.
     
  11. l4t13 macrumors regular

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    agreed! to bad i wanted to sell my macbook for a MBA haha
     
  12. AndyFL macrumors regular

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    Definitely! According to Dealmac, there was a MBP model at $1299 (of course sold out very quickly). Probably a 2.16 or 2.33? Still, for anyone thinking of a refurb'd MBP -- I highly suggest you check that page every morning first thing...you never know when the next 'refresh' will be, though Tues/Fri seem to be popular days.
     
  13. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Still wanted the Aluminum MacBook.

    But, $1049 for a Black MacBook I jumped on it...
     
  14. turtlebud macrumors 6502a

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    nice price for blackbook

    i saw that 1049 price too. good deal for a blackbook. the premium over the whitebook or similar specs is only $50 for refurb. if I didn't just get a used macbook i'd seriously consider it.
     
  15. markrivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, I looked at the refurb page this morning to see the deals and I was very pleased to see the prices but when looking at their graphics card they only have 128mb of graphics card memory so I am gonna wait till summer when these new mbp are at a very cheap refurb price.

    ChrisN
     
  17. markrivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i waited too long... i'm giving myslef 4 hours to decide..
    my condition for waiting for the new MBP was a full Hardware overhaul.. but since only the innards were updated.. i'll just save my money.

    i was actually in the store earlier.. about to buy the macbook mid range.. and then i saw the LED screen of the MBA... that got my attention... and held me back.

     
  18. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    I'd just get the Refurb and be done with it the update isn't that great and it's so cheap.
     
  19. soccerjoe5 macrumors regular

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    go for it! just got one with a sleeve/case and tax for 1619! what an awesome deal! :eek:
     
  20. Batt macrumors 65816

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    $1299 - even if it is a 2.16 - is a VERY good deal. The 2.16 will do most people very nicely. Mine's a 2.33, and it does everything I want it to.
     
  21. markrivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i did it! i purchased the $1449 MBP 2.2 GHZ...
    yahoo!!! a week ago i this refurb was on my cart at 1699 he he he good thing i waited!!

    :D:D:D

    i chose the 2-3 days shipping.. hopefully it's here by friday or saturday!
     
  22. markrivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Order Details

    RFB MBP 15/2.2/2X1GB/120-5400/128VRM-USA


    FA895LL/A


    $1,449.00


    1


    $1,449.00

    Ships by:


    Feb 26 - Feb 27

    Delivers by:


    Feb 28 - Feb 29

    EXPEDITED SHIPPING CHARGE


    SHIPPING20


    $18.00


    1


    $18.00
    Subtotal $1,467.00
    Sales Tax $88.02


    Total Price
    $1,555.02
     
  23. soccerjoe5 macrumors regular

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    woohoo congrats bud! :) we saved a lot! we can use that extra money we saved for 4GB of RAM, mouse, APP and more! :D
     
  24. markrivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i agree with you dude! or dudette! :D
    we still have a VERY VERY NICE machine!
    imagine the savings!
     
  25. Yell0w macrumors regular

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    i can't decide between the last generation 2.4 refurb or the new generation with the edu discount. this will be my first mac.
     

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