buying MBP-Where's the best online store?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by moonjockey, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. moonjockey macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to buy a 15" Macbook Pro and I want to do it online, mainly to save the tax, which in CA is about $270 on the system I want.

    Does anyone have any favorite places to buy that give good rebates, preferably cash or free RAM?

    I'm not interested in inkjet printers. I've looked at Amazon and CDW. There's a Macmall in my town, so no tax savings there.

    Also, does anyone who bought one of these have any advice on drive and ram options? I want to use Avid, so I'm thinking 3g ram (avid doesn't recognize 4 for some reason).

    Hard disk size? Was the one you bought too small or just right?

    I'm excited about it. Please help.
     
  2. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    You could try ebay, as far as i know you do not have to pay taxes there. You can get some good prices on apple.com refurb shop, i am not sure if you have to pay taxes there.

    As for the hard drive, you can always upgrade it yourself, you have to be extra careful and watch a few youtube movies. It takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to change it out depending on how careful you are. I did it on my friends laptop and its working great with a 250GB hard drive.
     

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