Does Apple run Winter Sales on the MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marc55, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. marc55 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Just wondering if Apple ever runs any Winter Sales on the MBP?

    I'm thinking that sales may dip after the holiday's, so a sale would help.

    Thank you
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2009
    The only sales Apple ever does are Black Friday and for educational users, a back to school sale.
  3. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    The best you'll find in terms of discounts are via the Refurbished Store.

    I expect that in the next month or two you'll see tons of retina MacBook Pros turn up there, especially given how picky Apple customers can be, often returning the same (perfectly fine) computer several times until they get one that's "perfect" in their eyes. That's why most Apple refurbished products are practically brand new.

    If I could have waited, I would have, but I needed a new laptop ASAP.
  4. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Excellent advice.

    I bought a refurb in 2007. It was indistinguishable from new (other than the plain cardboard box it came in). It's been running 24x7 since, with no issues.


    I think you can get the educational discount at any time of the year. You just need to be a full time student or teacher.
  5. marc55 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
  6. chrfr macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2009
    Yes, but at back to school times, Apple has variously offered free iPods, money off, or lately, an iTunes gift card.

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