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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by voguefashion334, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. voguefashion334 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm totally new to macs but I'm considering buying a macbook or macbook pro for college. I'll be using it for schoolwork/research, surfing the web, Skype/ ichat, and light gaming (i.e. Sims 3). I'm leaning towards purchasing off ebay or a refurbished model from the apple store to save a bit of $$$

    Any suggestions on where to start looking for the best deals?
     
  2. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

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    refurbs are guaranteed, and will save you money, they are all I buy:cool:
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    Refurb 13" pro. Or if you have a MicroCenter nearby, buy a new 13" pro there for $999
     
  4. intwo macrumors newbie

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    You also have the education discount at the apple store, so you might be able to get a new laptop for the same price as a refurbished one. Plus, if you buy before September 20, 2011 you can get a gift card for the Mac App Store/iTunes Store through Apple's back to school promotion.
     
  5. aery macrumors member

    aery

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    When I found out about the refurb store I was ecstatic. I was thinking "wow, a Mac that I can afford" :p and though I was a bit hesitant at first about buying a refurb, after a post here at MacRumors many assured me that the Apple refurbs were great and some even preferred to buy them refurbished than new. I am also a part of that camp now. I bought a MacBook from there a few years ago and just recently an iMac. They have both been amazing. So if you are looking to save some money but still attain a quality machine (with the same warranty as new) I would definitely suggest purchasing from the Apple refurb section.
     

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