buying MBP-Where's the best online store?

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

  1. moonjockey macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2007
    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


    Dec 5, 2005
    You could try ebay, as far as i know you do not have to pay taxes there. You can get some good prices on 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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