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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Southernboyj, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

    Southernboyj

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    I was visiting my mom today, and while I was over at her house she was watching QVC. They starting advertising a 13.3" MacBook Pro (the base model).
    It came with a colored case and some McAfee (bloatware) for 6 "Easy" payments of $283.00 or $1698.99. It said it was on "Sale" and the retail value was $2,700. I have never been one to watch QVC but do they rip you off that bad on every item they sell? My mom believed it was a fair deal because it came with "A colorful case and some stuff to fix it if it gets messed up." Which she was referring to the bloat. They also advertised they will give you 4 years of "technical support" they were not referring to Applecare.

    TLDR; Does QVC always rip you off extremely bad?
     
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Those are ridiculous. They 100% troll me.

    Have you ever seen the female sales representatives from QVC or whatever? The guy with them is like "THIS IS THE ATOM PROCESSOR" and the girl is like "YEP AND PURPLE IS THE COLOR OF THE NETBOOK."
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Yes.
     
  4. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    I can't speak for computers, but I got a Keurig Coffee Maker (Platinum Plus) with 3 boxes of coffee and several accessories for around $150, when the machine alone costs about $240 retail, not including everything else.
     
  5. Southernboyj thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Shouldn't it be considered false advertisement saying the "Retail price" is $2,700 when it is actually $1,199 or $1,099 with education discount?
     
  6. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    They would be referring to the MSRP of the laptop plus the accessories and software they include in the package. You can't factor in education or other discounts into the price either. Hard to say if it's false advertising without knowing exactly what else was included.
     
  7. Southernboyj thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I suppose, it was a bunch of useless software though.
     
  8. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    It could be speced up to that value too, you know.
     
  9. Southernboyj thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, it was the base i5 with 4 gigs of ram and a 500gb hard drive.
     
  10. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I just bought one of those last week at Costco for the same price.
     
  11. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    Unless Costco changed the bundle, theirs was just a Platinum with three boxes of k-cups. The one I got was a Platinum Plus with three boxes, one my K-Cup, the water filter with three carbon cartridges, and a sampler pack.
     

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