Headed to Apple to buy a 13" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LxTxNx, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. LxTxNx macrumors 6502

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    My current A1150 MBP is dead (RIP) and I need to replace it. I'm headed to Apple to buy a 13" MBP. Anything I need to know before I buy it? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Are you a student? if you are dont forget your ID so you can get a discount
     
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    It will probably be more or less exactly the same process as you had to go through with your previous MBP.
     
  4. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Don't purchase it directly from an Apple store. Get it at Amazon with free shipping and no state sales tax. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you will get it in 2 days, or 1 day shipping for $3.99.
     
  5. LxTxNx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What's the price to become an Amazon Prime member?
     
  6. tekksan macrumors regular

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  7. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

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    or see if there is a microcenter near you and get it for $999
     
  8. Resist macrumors 68030

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    It's $79 a year and well worth it to me, to get 2 day shipping on my purchases. But if you don't use Amazon that often, then it's probably not for you.
     
  9. livenlaugh macrumors member

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    Yeah I'd definitely buy on amazon. I just did actually and saved $457 on my order over apples.
     
  10. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    Try on macmall, great prices and excelent service...
     
  11. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Not sure if still available, but Amazon was giving away a free year of Prime to students a couple months ago...
     
  12. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    +1 Did the same
     
  13. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    you can get a free month trial of prime or you can get a free year of prime if you're a student (or have an .edu email)
     
  14. leesa246 macrumors newbie

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    I think it depends though. State tax is $0.06 per dollar in my state, Connecticut. Although I am a student, the only difference in price between Amazon.com and The Apple Store is $16. For that much, I'd rather be able to physically return my product to The Apple Store vs. shipping it to Amazon if need be. Maybe the same applies to you? :)
     
  15. leesa246 macrumors newbie

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    And yeah, this is still going on. I've had free prime for I believe 4 months now-- LOVE IT. Came really useful when I needed to buy textbooks.

    And the MBP's are eligible for it (or $3.99/item for 1 day shipping-- wow!) But I still hold by what I said above.
     
  16. RayK macrumors 6502

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    I say goto the store. Then if something is wrong with it you an swap it right in the store. Enjoy!
     
  17. vant macrumors 65816

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    ? Most people don't open their products at the store. If there is a problem, you can always bring it in for warranty.
     
  18. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    if it's a real defect, apple will probably replace it even though you didn't buy it from them
     
  19. DVD9 macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need "prime" to get it in two days.

    Amazon ships all expensive electronic items via UPS or FedX two day shipping.

    Just choose standard free shipping. My DSLR came two days UPS. Camera lens came via UPS in two days. Printer came via FedX in two days. All under standard free shipping.
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  20. lieb39 macrumors 6502

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  21. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    You are just very lucky. I normally received free shipping items in 4 or 5 days.
    Very rare to receive in 2 days.
    Probably live close to storage?
     
  22. LxTxNx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Did this and man thanks I saved $200 and got it instantly no waiting nothing extra to buy.
     
  23. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    What version of iLife did it come with ?
     
  24. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

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    awesome ... glad I could help!
     
  25. LxTxNx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It came with iLife 09 but I am getting iLife 11 for like $7 so that's no biggie. :cool:
     

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