Education Discount and Refurbs

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bmstrong, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. bmstrong macrumors 6502

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    I was browsing through my brothers education store yesterday, KSU, and was perplexed to see that Apple doesn't offer any additional education discount on the refurbs. I'd guess they really want you to buy new, huh? What would you rather have then, a new machine with the education discount or a throughly checked refurb?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    At the same price, I'd take the new one. Apple isn't a large fan of combining discounts.
     
  3. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

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    New one of course! Better resale value on ebay :D
     
  4. rKunda macrumors 65816

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  5. Guiguiga macrumors regular

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    I always buy refurbished macs. But if the price is the same, go for the one of course. Usually refurbs are cheaper thou.
     
  6. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Refurb is usually a bigger discount than the Education price. However, lots of students buy during the back to school promotion to get the discount and a free ipod.
     
  7. bmstrong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Isn't that over?
     
  8. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Yes the back to school promo is currently over and won't be available again until next summer. But, due to the predictable regularity of the promotion people often delay their purchases until that time.
     
  9. MMM.PWR macrumors 6502

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    I missed out on that promotion by 2 weeks. But at least I got a free printer. :(

    What are you buying exactly?
     
  10. bmstrong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't know, yet. Maybe a 13 Unibody or a 15 Unibody. I can't decide. I really would like to find one with a couple dings, to lower the price even more. I'm fond of the well used and loved machines.
     
  11. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    That shouldn't be hard, they have a decent depreciation and users constantly have a desire to find a new one.
     

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