Buying MBP help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zorg, May 6, 2006.

  1. zorg macrumors regular

    May 3, 2006
    If I want to buy a MBP, but want the latest model, is there anyways to ensure that I will get it? Can I request the latest models/ revision?
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    Dunno, but I think online orders ship more or less directly from the factory and I'd think that gives them a very high chance of being the latest revision.
  3. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    Yeah. You have to buy direct from Apple, with a custom configuration.
  4. zorg thread starter macrumors regular

    May 3, 2006
    Direct from Apple? Does that mean over the phone or online? Wouldn't over the phone be better, since you can ask for the latest model?
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Yes, ordering directly with a custom config - in particular, one other than RAM changes - will help ensure you get the latest and greatest. But... odds are very good that, by the time yours arrives, even more fixes are in the pipe. Just buy one already. ;)
  6. zorg thread starter macrumors regular

    May 3, 2006
    Tired of me asking 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 qustions :D ?
  7. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    When ordering over the phone also be sure to get the name/employee number of whoever is answering your call, or if you are ordering through a local shop likewise get the employee to write down your request (ie: customer requested to have a latest revision Macbook Pro 2.0Ghz, signed loyal Apple employee) and make him initial on it.

    Otherwise it will be nothing more than a "Sure... you will get the very latest Macbook Pro, rest assured!" and moments later after you left, "Hey Jim! Grab one Macbook Pro for this guy, I will send you his particulars" :D

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