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Buy Right Away or Wait?


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Blu-Ray

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 12, 2008
240
0
Colorado
For those of you that are planning to buy a "redesigned" MBP (if the rumor comes true), are you going to buy as soon as it is available or wait to see if there are any issues like heat?
 
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AznTakumi

macrumors regular
Apr 4, 2011
192
16
I would by ASAP because even if there was a issue, I trust apple's warranty from experience and I know they will fix the issue for me.
 
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Rizzm

macrumors 6502a
Feb 5, 2012
592
23
I'll probably get mine as soon as the back to school event starts to get the best deal.
 
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yetanotherdave

macrumors 68000
Apr 27, 2007
1,766
3
Bristol, England
I bought my mid 2009 MBP on release day, 3 years later, it's still going strong. Just buy it and know that you have a warranty if anything does go wrong.
 
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neilpryde23

macrumors regular
Nov 28, 2011
150
0
I'm going to go to the apple store on Tuesday to go play with it for a bit but I'm not going to actually buy it til Friday so I'm not temped to blow off studying for my mcat exam all during the week just to play with it. I also want to order the appropriate upgrades from newegg once I know what the specs are going to be since we don't know about RAM or SSD options yet. Waiting for WWDC is weekend is going by really slowly but that's not necessarily a bad thing haha
 
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mikeo007

macrumors 65816
Mar 18, 2010
1,373
122
If it is a redesign, I'm skipping the first generation. Will buy one next year.
 
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xlii

macrumors 68000
Sep 19, 2006
1,859
68
Millis, Massachusetts
I've always waited. I'll be here to see how those who buy early like their machines and what kind of issues they have. I don't buy anything new until I see what those who bought before me think of the product.
 
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alphaod

Contributor
Feb 9, 2008
22,179
1,234
NYC
I usually buy release day if it's available. I only buy what's in the store, so it usually ends up the higher possible configuration (because the store usually only stocks a set of channel configurations and then a maxed out configuration (antiglare upgrade, etc.)
 
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Suno

macrumors 6502
Dec 12, 2011
252
0
I'll wait until school starts.

1. It'll have reviews by then, so I can take my time and decide on whether or not I like the new redesign.

2. If it turns out I don't like it, I can buy the older generation for a discount.

3. I don't absolutely need at this moment in order to be productive. I can get by on this POS machine for a few more months (hell, if I wanted to I can make it last another 2 years but I'm itching for a MBP).

4. Free iPod.
 
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Fouracre44

macrumors regular
Jun 6, 2012
114
0
I'm waiting till I have the money which should be in a couple of weeks. By then, I will also be able to grab a nice case for it and pick up applecare and a brand new 15" macbook pro babeh!

EDIT: I'm actually just waiting till ya mum comes over, then I'll get it!!
 
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r3dm4lcz

macrumors member
Jun 6, 2012
59
0
LPL
It works perfectly for me this year. I'm in work and able to watch the broadcast on Monday. Then on Wednesday I fly out to Mexico for 2 weeks. By the time I get back, I imagine there'll be tonnes of reviews and hopefully an updated MacBook Pro ready to buy at my local Apple store! :D
 
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gnubelebung

macrumors newbie
Jun 10, 2012
21
0
I am actually considering getting one early after release – if they get the 13" right, that is – and send it back if it's faulty or not adequate for my needs in any way.
 
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mac jones

macrumors 68040
Apr 6, 2006
3,257
2
Don't see much of a downside to buying tomorrow (if possible). Anyway, it's exciting to pull the trigger eh? :D
 
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didda

macrumors newbie
Mar 29, 2012
14
0
if it's on the shop tomorrrow i will order it tomorrow or tuesday morning, but i think there will be shipping delay to europe like the ipad had.
 
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MindsEye

macrumors regular
May 3, 2010
241
23
Gonna wait 3 weeks to a month just to see what the initial feedback is like and to coincide with payday. Also the first time i'll be able to take advantage of the BTS promotion. Shame i'm no longer at uni though, if i remember correctly universities get a higher discounted rate than colleges and schools in the UK.
 
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maflynn

Moderator
Staff member
May 3, 2009
67,836
35,305
Boston
I'm going to place my order as soon as the apple store opens up after WWDC.

If you're concerned about potential design bugs or problems then you should wait. I'm going to roll the device this time and hope for the best.

I've done this before, and sometimes I had no problems and on an occasion or two I had problems. :( Apple took care of it, but still...
 
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arctic

macrumors 6502a
Jun 18, 2008
632
1
I always pull the trigger after I finish the AnandTech reviews.
 
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