Discount for outdated cMBP ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by samtheman., Oct 19, 2013.

  1. samtheman. macrumors newbie

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    Hey folks,

    i was wondering if the cMBP with the ivy bridge processor will be slightly cheaper when the new haswell rMBPs come out (let's expect the cMBPs wont get any updates)

    Can you expect a pricedrop? (or was there something similar in past probably?)
    I really need a antiglare-notebook and it would kinda hurt me to pay the full price for a "2012"-machine.

    regards :)
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    If Apple updates the cMBP to Haswell then the current version will end up in the clearance section of the refurb store and we'll see something like a 22% discount.
     
  3. samtheman. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the quick reply!

    can you link me to that refurb store (heard about it a couple times but didnt find it yet... at least on the german store) and is it still possible to get a education discount on top of that? :p
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    http://store.apple.com/de/browse/home/specialdeals/mac
    No, you can't get the education discount on refurbs, as they're already discounted.

    Apple refurbished products are considered by most to be a very good deal, as they're pretty much like buying a new Mac, except for the box.
    Click the link in that quote for more details on the refurbishment process.
    • Apple Certified Refurbished Products are available online from the Apple Refurb Store and are not sold in local Apple stores
    • Educational discounts do not apply to refurb products.
    • Refurb products come with the same warranty as new products, and qualify for AppleCare
    • Refurb products have a changed serial number that identifies them as refurbished
    • Refurb products come with whatever OS version and software they originally shipped with as new
    • Refurb products come with the same items in the box as new products, only the box is a plain one, not the new box.
    • A refurb product could have some cosmetic signs of prior use, but rarely do
    • A refurb Mac may have some cycles on the battery, but not a significant enough amount to affect usable life
    • The refurb store inventory changes frequently, sometimes several times a day, and doesn't have any direct relation to upcoming product releases. What's available in the refurb store is determined by what has been returned to Apple.
    • If you're looking for a particular item, refurb.me can alert you when it becomes available.
     

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