Can you still buy a 17" MBP from the Apple Store?

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  1. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    A good friend was waiting for the WWDC Keynote and decided to just buy the 17" MBP he wants but texted me he can't find it on Apple's site.

    I am really busy but did a quick check and I can't find it either.

    Did I miss it??

    -P
     
  2. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    Nope, its gone. Apple might update it in a few months, but if your friend needs it now he will have to look in the refurbs section. http://store.apple.com/us/product/G0NG3LL/A
    thats a link to (I think) the highest specced one on the refurbs.
    Apple mightve just killed the 17" BTW
     
  3. iParis macrumors 68040

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    There's a good chance he'll still be able to purchase it at Apple retail stores or Best Buy.
     
  4. Pentad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, guys. I'll text him.

    Kind of sad as I alway thought the 17" was a good machine.
     
  5. Jiten macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like the Retina Display Macbook Pro 15" is technically the new 17 inch.
     
  6. 184550 Guest

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    It's moved to the refurb section as Apple does with all old stock.
     
  7. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    So would the assumption of not being able to buy 17" anymore means the resell value of the 17" will go up slightly?
     
  8. 184550 Guest

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    Not in the short term given you can still purchase from Apple via the refurb store.

    Long term? Who knows... If the market was so small that Apple felt the need to discontinue the product, I bet the values will hold reasonably well but I wouldn't expect them to go up.
     
  9. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    I doubt it as Apple have just made the 17"obsolete, paying more for old "tech"never makes good sense....
     
  10. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    I see. So based on my signaure, how much would/could you say I could sell it for (UK), excellent condition mim 2010 with 8GB RAM (and the processor was upgraded from 2.4 to 2.66
     
  11. 184550 Guest

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    No idea. Start with a site like mac2sell and then watch auction sites like eBay and/or Marketplace here. You could also start a thread or watch the threads in Buying Tips and Advice.
     
  12. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    Ah yes, I did that a few weeks ago... around £1K :(. I emailed another company too but I haven't heard yet...

    I'm hoping for more than £1200. key ford there 'hoping'
     

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