Deal on 15" MBP? Used/refurb ok!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LoneWolf121188, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    Looking for a new 15" i5...just the base model (although one with a high-res antiglare screen would be nice). With student pricing a new one is $1700 + tax. I found this used one for $1525, which seems like a pretty good deal: http://www.cowboom.com/store/productDetails.cfm?contentID=708824

    How legit is that site? Never bought apple products from anywhere but the Apple store before. Are there any problems with warranty or anything when buying from a third party?

    Any other similar deals out there? Black Friday specials/coupons (obviously not to apple.com, but a third part site)?
     
  2. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    cowboom is best buy operated. their used items are usually returns, or demo units.
     
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

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  4. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, you'd be better off buying a brand new unit from Amazon. Their current price is just over $1700, plus free shipping and no tax. You won't get the hi-res screen, but you're guaranteed a new computer at a decent price.
     
  5. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Amazon charges sales tax in NY. :(

    $200 is a big difference too...that covers the 8GB of RAM that's going to be bought simultaneously.
     

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