Cheapest Place to buy new MB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bas76, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. bas76 macrumors newbie

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    I've decided my first mac will be a macbook (looking at the 2.0 ghz alum. version). I've found that online stores like MacMall are cheaper than going to the actual retail store (also I can avoid sales tax).

    I've looked around a bit trying to find a cheaper, yet still reliable online store where I can get a new MB. I want to avoid ebay/craigslist at all costs (at least for my first mac purchase).

    Can anyone recommend some good sites other than macmall/newegg/tigerdirect that have really good sales right now or just much cheaper prices in general?

    I did check the buyers guide and did search the forums here before posting.

    Thanks
     
  2. impakt1 macrumors member

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    Right now, my girlfriend is getting her new MB through mac connection. They have a mail in rebate for $75 and it's already 1,250 so it brings it down to 1150.
     
  3. budkid macrumors regular

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    if I were to buy a macbook now, it would be on amazon. I think thy have rebates there.
     
  4. ACiB708 macrumors regular

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    Mac Connection

    Mac Connection has great discounts, and mail-in rebates you can find up to 300 bucks sales. Good Shopping!
     
  5. spacecadet610 macrumors 6502

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  6. SDLSteve macrumors 6502

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    Ditto on Amazon. If you do a web search on how to manipulate the amazon gold box, you can get another 5% off of your purchase. I got my 2.8 Quad MacPro on amazon for $2465 total due to a gold box deal.
     
  7. tsa1 macrumors regular

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    So what would you guys recommend i rate and search for if i want a MBP or MB? wireless mighty mouse? a sleeve of some sort?


    thanks!
     
  8. six.four macrumors 6502

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    +1 on amazon.

    Cheapest from a reputable dealer (currently $1218.98 after rebate) no tax (for most states) and free shipping. Squeeze another 5% using the gold box trick and you'll be at ~$1155.53.
     
  9. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

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    I bought my 2.4GHZ brand new sealed for $1250 2 days ago, I think I could find you a 2.0GHZ brand new for $1100 if you're interested.
     
  10. michaellynn macrumors newbie

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    Apple Store will match macmall

    I just bought a MacBook Pro and the local Apple Store matched the macmall online price. Print out the ad from macmall or mac connection. Also if you have a business card for a home or larger business you can qualify for 5% off.

    However they will only give you either or. They will not match a price and give 5% as well.

    I hope this helps

    -Michael
     

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