buy refurb macbook pro now or wait?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by samir684, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. samir684 macrumors newbie

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    i'm looking to buy a refurbished 15" macbook pro from apple. should i wait for the rumored new mb pros to be released? will the price be affected at all by a new release? also, any significant different in 256mb video card vs 512mb? is it worth the extra 300 bucks?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Uh, yes.

    Uh, the current model will get that price.

    And no, it's not a measurable change.
     
  3. samir684 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i'm still skeptical that apple will drop the cost for a refurb mb pro to less than 1700. i'd consider that a steal..

    thanks for the help though.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I'm fairly confident that the models will just slide down and the price points will stay where they are.
     
  5. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    Maybe you could wait until the new one is out, check out the price/feature situation and then make a decision. Just guessing now.

    I presume refurbs will be available for a while and in any case the old model will be discounted heavily. I got my Pro at an independent dealer on a closeout and saved around $500.

    This is actually more computer than what I need, but the big sharp screen, great keyboard and all is nice stuff and now it is paid off and I'll keep it for a long time until some software issues make it obsolete.
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    My thoughts exactly. Wait for the updates, then, if the bells and whistles don't hugely appeal, I suggest you aim for a refurb as the discounts should be quite generous. Besides, the updates may not be as significant as considered in some quarters.

    Cheers and good luck
     

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