How did you pay for your MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hieveryone, May 29, 2019.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    I recently bought a 2019 MacBook Pro 2.6/16/256.

    I ended up just paying cash for it instead of financing it and paying monthly or whatever.

    I was wondering what other people do, as it can get pretty expensive!
     
  2. Ghost31 macrumors 68020

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    If I can't pay for it in money I actually have, I can't afford It and shouldn't even be considering it
     
  3. jandrso macrumors newbie

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    I was very lucky in that my job paid for my 2018 Touch Bar 2.6/16/512. In an environment where many of the staff have laptops, desktops, iPads, and more, I use just this and a Win 10 VM on the ESX farm. As an IT guy I enjoy using something a little different to manage the enterprise. I have found that I can pretty much do it all on a MBP. I had been using a mid 2009 Core2Duo with 8gb and 128 SSD but I had a slight coffee spill 2 years ago and while I was able to save the MacBook, the small blue tooth Apple keyboard was cramping my style. So 10 years later here I am. All things considered Apple makes a very robust system. Solid hardware. Were I to finance it the saving of keeping a machine 7 - 10 years is spectacular VS a 5 year max with Windows PC's. I must say however that I have a lot of faith in the newer Dell desktop machines. They seem to have energizer batteries I them.
     
  4. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    With a credit card, just like most people. Paid it off in full later when the statement comes.

    Yes, the MacBook Pro can be expensive, but doesn’t mean one cannot save money to afford it.
     
  5. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    Cash. Or credit card and pay it back the same month.

    I wouldn't finance one. That's taking something that's already ludicrously expensive and then making it more expensive.
     
  6. pshufd macrumors 6502a

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    I've paid for one MacBook Pro in cash. I think that all the rest were paid with credit cards. I don't believe in debt or in paying interest.
     
  7. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    Cash, I don't have the newest one but when I bought the one I have right now I paid cash.
     
  8. pshufd macrumors 6502a

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    It would be fun walking into an Apple Store and offering them two Eagles for a MacBook Pro.
     
  9. Ghost31 macrumors 68020

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    Use value of current MacBook towards new one and pay the difference. That’s what I do with all my devices. Sell Mac for $1k and pay rest in cash
     
  10. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

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    Why use cash and not a rewards type card and then pay it off all at once?
     
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  12. pshufd macrumors 6502a

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    Private sales are often in cash.
     
  13. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wait what kind of rewards?
     
  14. Banglazed macrumors demi-god

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  15. pshufd macrumors 6502a

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    A lot of credit cards have rewards programs. You may get back 1% or 2% of the purchase price in cash or cash equivalents. Sometimes you might be able to get even more back. I get 4% on gasoline, 3% on travel, etc. I used to put my kids' tuition bills on my credit card and I got 1% cash back in addition to an extra month to pay the whole bill. They eventually stopped allowing that practice.
     
  16. DougFNJ macrumors 65816

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    I also use Barclay Credit Card rewards, and when the rewards kick in, I use the gift card towards AppleCare. I also sell the previous model I had to pay for a good portion of it. When the bill comes in, I pay it.
     
  17. TMRJIJ macrumors 68040

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    Cash Money, Baby!!!!!!!!

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    But for real though, I got a good deal on my MBP late 2013. $600 including shipping.
     
  18. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    Just bought a 2019. Barklay card here too. 0% interest for 18 months! And paid in full at the end. Plus apple rewards too.
     
  19. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    0% for 18 months!?!?!? So does that mean you don’t have to pay interest for that long?

    That’s insane (in a good way :) )
     
  20. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    Yup! Although that promo just ended for existing customers, but always seems to apply to new cards.
     
  21. nouveau_redneck macrumors 6502

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    Blood sweat and toil.

    I got rid of that job, but kept the MBP.
     
  22. OdT22 macrumors regular

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    So odd. I wonder why.
     
  23. EEzycade macrumors regular

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    Big facts
     
  24. Mr. Dee macrumors 68000

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    I paid for my MacBook Pro using cash, they checked the notes to make sure they were not counterfeit. It seemed to be normal thing for them to do. My debit card limit is 2 grand, even though I can raise it, purchases like this are so rare, just paying for it cash seems like the best option. I considering the Mac Pro next year, so I don’t know if I can take 8 to 10 grand to the store with me and feel safe.
     
  25. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hahaha I wouldn’t take that kinda cash money to store lol. I’d be fine until they asked me to pay. Then when I whip out that kinda cash money and hand it to them and they start counting or whatever that’s when I’d be scared lol like what if somebody tries some funny stuff
     

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