Good time to buy a refurb MBP 13 (Sandy Bridge Announcement)

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  1. jeff_siler, Jan 31, 2011
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    jeff_siler macrumors 6502

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    I'm interested in buying a new Macbook Pro 13, and have been waiting to see what will happen on the next refresh of the 13, 15, and 17. I see a refurbished 13 for $999 on apples's site and am really tempted. Because of the sandy bridge announcement today (delay due to recall), i'm really thinking about pulling the trigger on the refurb.

    Any one else in the same boat?
     
  2. rdrmax03 macrumors newbie

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    I went ahead and pulled the trigger. Mostly cause I had to. classes just started this week and by next week the papers wills tart to pour in. Pre-Announcement I was hoping I could wait and we could get a solid release after the Verizon iPhone launch. Now analyst are sayign Late March-Early April is most likely.

    If worst comes to worst, I resell and upgrade and bite the difference.

    Still happy with my decision thou and excited for when it comes on thrusday. :)
     
  3. jeff_siler thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've been checking ebay and the prices on used macbook pro 13 models are not much cheaper than the refurb. Resale values on macs seem to be great, so i don't think you will have a problem. I wish I could make up my mind.


     
  4. Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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    I bought my MBP 13" brand new for $999 from Microcenter FYI
     
  5. jeff_siler thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am in oregon and have been cursing Microcenter for not having a store close :(
     
  6. Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, I live right near Dallas. I haven't looked but I bet you can find a good deal on eBay. I will look around for ya
     
  7. jeff_siler thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow thank you!
     
  8. cmhsam macrumors 6502

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    Where did you see this price? I am on the Microcenter website and it shows the 13" MBP for $1099 after $100 instant savings?
     
  9. Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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    Dang they must have changed it. This was over Xmas break
     
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  11. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    im not sure if youre picky with new/refubs but apple refurb has the MBP 13" for $999 same as what microcenter used to do (today they stopped the great deal :( )

    maybe you should buy a refurbish (i swear they are better than new (because apple literally checks them and replaces everything and all.. what i have heard is apple just makes it "brand new" and then puts it in a plain box (with no cool picture or anything) and sends it out..

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac

    in case you are wondering here is the process for apple's refurbishment:

    you can think of apple's refurb products as those that wanted "special attention"
     
  12. jeff_siler thread starter macrumors 6502

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  13. jeff_siler thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, this has my eye..... I just wonder if in a few weeks $200/more would get me something more powerful.
     
  14. Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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    Ok no problem
     

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