Deals on older generation mb pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnsy, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. johnsy macrumors 6502

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    Here I will post current deals on 2.4 mbp :

    prices are without taxes and shipping, so beware:

    amazon $1594 after rebate - $1444
    macmall $1595 after rebate - $1444
    refurbished apple store $1349
     
  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    With prices like that, I wonder what I can sell my used one for. I maxed out the RAM, and I don't have a single dead pixel or scratch or scuff or anything. But it is used. Any ideas of what it's worth?

    2.4GHz Penryn, base model w/4GB RAM
     
  3. johnsy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If you check ebay prices you will be surprised that used models run very closely to the price of new one! I don't think that $100-300 difference matters when you consider that you get used and not certified in any way laptop.
     
  4. Kaupa macrumors regular

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    Why the f. are those MBP that cheap in the USA? Here in Germany you have to pay around 1800$US for the small penryn (2.4) one!
    I dont understand that.
    And the new small ones cost 1799€ which is 2430 $US---> LOL
     
  5. cube macrumors G5

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    Yes, the people in USA don't realize how lucky they are about those refurb MBP deals.
     
  6. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    These prices exclude tax. That German price includes it.

    VAT in Germany is 19%. So the end price is going to be higher than anywhere in the US, where sales tax nowhere exceeds 8.75%.
     
  7. johnsy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Higher taxes? Free healthcare? Bigger salaries (1 euro is worth more than a dollar)? Plus macs are designed in USA (made in china anyway), so we get discount.
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    I don't know about Germany, but I can tell you the price is some other places in Europe is not explained by counting in the VAT.
     
  9. ftbps macrumors member

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    give yours back to apple and get a new one with only $200 more
     
  10. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    How do you "give back" an 8-month-old laptop?
     
  11. cube macrumors G5

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    What the heck has the exchange rate have to do with real purchasing power? Plus, no every place in Europe has public healthcare.

    And I don't see what having the kit designed in USA has anything to do with getting a discount.
     
  12. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

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    i do. i picked up a refurb 15 in today instead of a new macbook. came out cheaper too.
     
  13. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    With tax, those MBP prices in California come out to about $1740, which isn't far off from the $1800 German price. I think currency exchange does have something to do with it, since Apple is an American company and ultimately puts USD in the bank. The last time I did a wire transfer of money from EUR-->USD, I had to pay about 15% in "currency conversion" fees and a flat wire transfer fee on top of it.

    ...and that's all separate from the exchange rate, which is always in flux. Apple has to build in a bit of padding to account for currency fluctuation so they don't end up losing money if the exchange rate becomes less favorable.
     

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