How did you pay for your rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marddin, Jun 23, 2012.

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What form of payment for rMBP?

  1. Credit Card

    156 vote(s)
    51.1%
  2. Barclay Apple Credit Card

    27 vote(s)
    8.9%
  3. Debit Card

    63 vote(s)
    20.7%
  4. Cash

    59 vote(s)
    19.3%
  1. marddin macrumors 6502

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    Just curious as to what form of payment everyone used to purchase the new retina MBP. I applied for the Barclays Apple Store Credit Card. I will pay off my new retina in the 12 month window for no interest.

    Secondly, did anybody sell their old mac to purchase the new retina. I have my 2010 15" MBP on craigslist for $1200 right now.

    Martin.
     
  2. kylera macrumors 65816

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    Just out of curiosity, since I'm not from the US, does that mean you have 12 months to pay off the bill without piling any interest on the bill?
     
  3. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

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  4. leenak macrumors 68020

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    I refinanced my house...
    Just kidding.

    I paid by credit card (Amex) but that is only because I get cash back. I have 0 balance at the end of the month.
     
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  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I used my Amex card for the warranty it provides, I'll pay off this expense once it hits my credit card (the computer is still on order)
     
  7. marddin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, great to see so many responses so quickly!

    Yes. The apple barclay credit card offers no interest for the first 12 months if you spend over $999. If you spend under $500 you have 6 months of no interest.

    The no interest window is only for apple purchases within 30days of being accepted for the credit card I believe. I am not sure if this is offered in the UK but it is a great deal if you are a student in the US like myself.

    http://store.apple.com/us/instant_credit <----more info on the Barclay card

    Martin.
     
  8. Greg M macrumors 6502

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    Sold my iPad 3 and I'm selling my 2011 13" MBA along with getting a discount on the rMBP.
     
  9. marddin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Student discount?


    Is my 2010 MBP priced correctly?
    2.4GHz Core i5, 4GB Ram, 320GB HD, OS X Lion for $1200. I am in no rush to sell it since my retina won't come in until the later part of july so I figured that is an okay price.
     
  10. Greg M macrumors 6502

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    Best Buy $100 off plus they let me use a 10% off coupon. On top of that I had $145 in reward bucks.

    I'd say it's overpriced but if you can get it then that's great! I can't get any bites for my 2011 13" MBA 128gb SSD at $950 and it has over 2 years left on Applecare.
     
  11. Wonderhaven, Jun 23, 2012
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    Wonderhaven macrumors newbie

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    With cash. I did use my military discount though.

    Edit: I consider my debit card "cash"
     
  12. leenak macrumors 68020

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    Just people should read the fine print if 12 months pass and your credit card isn't paid off, you get charged 23% for the previous 12 months. So make sure you pay it off ahead of time, like in 10 months.

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    And I really didn't think people used cash anymore unless they are counting debit cards as cash.
     
  13. mohsy90, Jun 23, 2012
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    mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    7 people paid cash?!?! :eek:

    I did best buy's 18 mo financing. Planning to pay it off within a year.
     
  14. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    Guy at my work just bought this same MBA for 700. Ivy bridge, better GPU, USB 3 for $1199. No way I would pay a grand for the 2011, it was a fairly well known fact Ivy bridge was headed this way, anyone waiting is either looking for the upgrade or looking for a great deal on the 2011. Sorry but personally I wouldn't pay more than $700 myself considering what upgrades can be had for $1199 over last years model. The reduction of the fan noise is huge as well.

    As for the rMBP cash (via debt card) from Apple.
     
  15. Nul macrumors newbie

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    I used my debit card. No particular reason, it's probably just habit to use it over my credit card at this point. Can't imagine paying with cash — I'd be incredibly paranoid leaving the house with that amount of money in my pocket.
     
  16. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Credit card, but I don't ever carry a balance, so really it just means I'm paying with the cash I'll have in a month. I used Discover's "ShopDiscover" service to get 5% cash back (basically eliminating the sales tax).
     
  17. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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  18. boomboom2 macrumors regular

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    I always buy stuff in cash (aka debit card). I figure I shouldn't buy something unless I can pay for it up front. The only exception to this rule are things that appreciate in value (college education and house).
     
  19. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    How many people actually paid with "cash," like a stack of money you handed over?
    Many here are selecting cash, though they used a debit card. I understand it's essentially the same thing.
     
  20. brentmore macrumors 6502

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    Pay with the AMEX and get an extra year of warranty (past the manufacturer's)
     
  21. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

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    Debit/cash
    I'm always happy to cash for the things I want. :)

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    +1
     
  22. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    The only problem with this is not ever establishing a credit history makes it harder to qualify for good loan rates for things like college or a mortgage. Using a credit card and not carrying a balance, on the other hand, helps establish credit history while effectively being the same as using a debit card, since you're never spending money you don't have.
     
  23. sunsluv macrumors newbie

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  24. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Cashed a check from CapitalOne with 3.9% Interest, then paid via my debit card. Too bad Chase doesn't give 3pts for every dollar spent on debit transactions anymore. :(
     

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