Have the opportunity to buy a MBP!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by downingp, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    I am pretty excited. I am able to get a 2.2 GHz SR MBP with Applecare for a pretty decent price. I know there are rumors about a new Macbook update. I just want to make sure I am safe in buying this MBP without being out of date if a new MBP were to surface soon. So..am I safe in buying this MBP?

    thanks.
     
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Yes, you´re completely safe. It was just updated 4 months ago.
     
  3. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent!! Would you pay $1400 for a 2 month old MBP 2.2 GHz SR model?
     
  4. Steve Jobs=God macrumors 6502

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    Seriously doubt there would be a MBP update anytime soon, they were only updated to SR chips a few months back

    I say go for that MBP
     
  5. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    You´re talking about a 15 inch right? And it has Applecare? Yeah I think that's a really good price (even better if it were 17"). On ebay they've been going for around 1600-1800.

    BTW, I found one earlier this month online for 1500, and it was all a scam saying they had just moved to London and I'd have to wire money to them first. So just be on the lookout.
     
  6. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have seen those scams on the internet as well. This sell is legit. I have been talking to him for a little while now. I am meeting up with him today to buy the MBP. I can't wait!!

     
  7. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Sounds great. Enjoy you're new laptop as of today then.:)
     
  8. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can't wait. I have a new iMac and I love it. Now with the addition of a MBP, my collection will be complete
     
  9. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Since I will be buying a used machine with applecare, how do I go about changing the warranty and registration information into my name? I am looking on the apple website for a link to transfer ownership. Do you know where I can find one?

    thanks.
     
  10. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    http://www.apple.com/support/products/terms.html

    I'm not sure if there's an easier way to do this or not, because I never have, but that's what it says to do in the applecare terms and conditions.
    To ease it all you might want to type up some form with your names and addresses and all the info it requests (and ask if he has the original receipt for the Applecare) and just offer to send/fax it all in for him. That way you know its getting done.
     
  11. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I will look into it.
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    $1,400 is a nice deal for the 2.2 GHz model but it is getting close to a possible Fall update for the MacBook Pro.
     
  13. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think it would be a completely new look or just a bump in the internals?
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have a feeling it's just going to be a speed bump.

    I think MacWorld SF 2008 might have a greater chance Penryn MacBook Pros instead of a speed bump this year though.
     
  15. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I could handle it if I missed out on a speed bump in November because of the price I am buying the MBP at.
    I would be a little more disappointed if they created a new look.
     
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  17. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am about to go meet with the seller. Are there any reasons why I shouldn't buy this MBP?
     
  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Just give it a once over and try it out if possible.
     
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    If it is missing the original OSX CDs and/or the power supply that comes with the machine, then it is more than likely stolen.

    Only accept it if it has all of the accessories that delivered new. If you get an excuse like "I just moved and I lost the CDs" then walk away.
     
  20. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    There seems to be a rash of resold stolen Macs of late or the threat of it.
     
  21. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tips. I will definitely keep that in mind when I meet him.
     

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