Curious, how do all of you afford your MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lululalalee, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. lululalalee macrumors member

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    Please don't flame me, I am just curious how all of you are able to afford the MacBook Pro. I have been saving for a couple months and am hoping to get one in 6 months or so. Am I missing something here, are there places to buy a macbook pro cheaper than Apple or Best Buy?

    Please excuse my nosiness.
     
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    As a gift for graduating my high school class as top 10%. (don't mean to brag, but it's true!)
     
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    J O B. But im sure most members here have their parents buy it for them but who really will admit that?
     
  7. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

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    I got mine with my credit card, then paid that off with the funds from selling my 12 month old ASUS.

    I plan to buy a new MBP probably every 2 years depending on how reliable this one is in 23 more months.
     
  8. DoorMouse macrumors member

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    I went half/half with my parents. I get the money for my half from my job/savings.

    However, i don't need to convince my parents about going in for a mac (over a windows machine) because we have always (well at least the past 20 odd years) had macs in our family- my mum says she can't work anything else :rolleyes:
     
  9. lululalalee thread starter macrumors member

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    To the poster who suggested I get a job. Where did I imply that I didn't have one? I did mention I was saving for one. I was just curious because the pricing I have looked at are all around 2500 for a MBP. If my question offended you, you didn't have to post a reply. Especially not one that was bordering on rude.
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I save a little each month for my big technology purchases.

    For example, at $50 per month is $600 per year and is $3,000 in 5 years (my normal upgrade timeframe).

    At $100 per month, that's $1,200 per year.

    It adds up quickly. :)
     
  11. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    900-1000 new or refurb low end models.
    hrmmm
    now think about that,
    go flip some burgers for 250 every 2 weeks.
    Live at home, save your money and new MBP in like 3 months?
     
  12. lululalalee thread starter macrumors member

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    This is a good plan, I will try this. So far my putting aside whatever cash and change I have in my wallet has only netted me 100.
     
  13. Rithem macrumors 6502

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    I will. Went half/half. Going to pay them back for raising me for 20 years by buying them a house once I start making some bank though. Strategic consulting ftw.
     
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    saved a couple hundred bucks each month from my day job (going to buy one next month). :D
     
  16. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    Same way you are doing it. We saved and bought one?

    Also, the majority of posters here are adults who have solid jobs and steady incomes.
     
  17. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Some things I like about this plan:

    - Pay in cash. No interest payments.

    - Works well for purchases over time. Provides a natural delay. As soon as you purchase a computer, you start saving for the next one.

    - Technology is always improving. By waiting 3-5 years, you get a nice boast in performance and reduced prices.

    - You choose the amount to save each month based upon how much you need and how often.
     
  18. rkuntze macrumors member

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    I set aside money in my savings account for all major purchases. So when I purchase something I can pay cash for it. I also keep all my credit cards paid off. I use credit cards extensively but I only charge what I can pay off when the statement comes. If I haven't saved for it or I can't pay for it from current income I do without.:)
     
  19. atticus27 macrumors regular

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    whenever I'm buying a new macbook I usually can get about half what they cost selling my older one and then I have a job to cover the rest of the cost.
     
  20. Mickyfin macrumors 6502

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    Save, and save some more. My motto is, You Don't GET, IN, Debt. Save for something you want rather than going into debt for something.
     
  21. DMBGuru macrumors regular

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    I bought my white macbook in 2006 with a scholarship.. but my MBP was a gift from my mom for graduating summa cum laude/getting into graduate school.
     
  22. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Sorry iPhone autocorrect changed it from "Got a job" to "Get a job". Though, that's pretty much how it works.

    Get a job (or two) and save up.
     
  23. ceshimm macrumors member

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    Curious,take macbook pro as an example. will you guys sell old one and buy a new one every year or u guys buy a new version every two years/three years,something like that?
     

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