Buying new Macbook 13 Retina on AMEX

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Klae17, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Klae17 macrumors 6502a

    Klae17

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    Hello fellow MacHeads,

    I got a new AMEX Blue Cash Card. They are offering $150 if I spent $1000 in my first month. I also get 6% cash back on groceries. I can buy a Macbook Pro Retina 13 inch for 1235 on Amazon right now. So I can get 6% off basically if I buy Amazon gift cards at smiths.

    I also will be selling my retina 15 inch for at least 1300. Therefore I should be netting some cash as well.

    Two Questions:

    1. Is it worth saving 6% ($75) and forgoing the additional one year warranty from AMEX?

    2. Will I miss the 15 inch, as in graphics card (I have a Mac Pro I use for intensive projects), screen size, and processor? How much of a difference is it from the 2012 to the 2014 model I might get?

    Thank you. :apple::apple::apple:
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

    siurpeeman

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    if i'm not mistaken, you have three months to spend $1000 to get the $150 bonus, not one. also, does amazon charge tax where you are? if so, you might be able to find an out of state retailer to avoid paying tax which would offset the 6% cash back, you'd still earn 1% on the purchase, and you'd also enjoy the benefit of the added one year warranty (as well as 90 day purchase protection).
     
  3. Klae17 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Klae17

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    No sales tax here, so I would be saving 7% if I didn't go through apple. I like the idea of an extra year of warranty. I have three months, which would be good to see if they will release a new MacBook air as well. Thanks!
     
  4. thetechfixer macrumors 6502

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    I would personally miss the 15" since it is technically faster with the quad core but if portability matters to you then the 13" will be fine, If you have a Mac Pro as a main computer than the 13" should be fine.
     

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