Is now a good time to buy a MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Subjective-C, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Subjective-C macrumors newbie

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    I will only buy a refurbished MBP for app dev to save a little money. I heard they will soon have new models out and can prolly drive down the price for older refurbished models?
     
  2. GiRARDsays macrumors member

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    Right now, the best deals to be had are on open-box Macbooks @ Best Buy as they are offering an additional 10% off in-store (w/ coupon) on them and any other open-box item.
     
  3. nickftw8686 macrumors regular

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    Plus 1, picked up a base retina 15 inch pro for 1740 out the door. Open box plus 10 percent coupon is great, mine had 1 battery cycle on it, and is a samsung screen.
     
  4. JoJo Zzang macrumors member

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    New models probably won't surface till end of summer.
     
  5. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed. My new retina MBP 15" was $1650 out the door!
     
  6. Subjective-C thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok. Thanks for you guys's tip. I have never thought about the best buy option. But I might not be that lucky to run into a best buy store which happens to have an out of the box MBP. Also I won't consider retina due to its additional cost.
     
  7. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Call them - saves time. They (from my experience) will even hold the item for you.
     
  8. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    10% coupon?? Gah! I bought an open box MBA 11" bare bones for cheap there yesterday! Guess I'll have to go back in and see if they'll give me the 10% after the fact.

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    Their site lists open box items per store. That's how I found my MBA yesterday. Just missed the 10% coupon it appears.
     
  9. duervo macrumors 68000

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    You should be able to pretty easily. Somebody posted a link to the coupon in PDF format in a thread here somewhere yesterday or the day before. (Can't remember which thread, or who it was, though.)
     
  10. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Its been super inaccurate from my experience.

    Coupon posted!
     

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  11. Subjective-C thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't even figure out where at the BB website they have a list of OTB items.
     
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  13. GiRARDsays macrumors member

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    Go to the Best Buy website and go into Store Locator to view the individual pages of your local Best Buy Stores. There's an Open-Box section where you can see what they have available. If you see something you like, call the store to confirm availability and request to reserve it.
     
  14. Subjective-C thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, thx. Let me give it a shot.
     
  15. kensic macrumors 6502

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    yup i too, picked an open box MBP 15 (Non-retina) for 1186 out the door at best buy.

    and the beauty about this is, if i keep it in excellent condition 2 years later, i can ebay it for the same price! LOL
     
  16. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    which model?
     
  17. kensic macrumors 6502

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    mid 2012, 2.3 ghz version
     
  18. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    its a little sketchy buying a laptop off the discount rack. some people return it after opening it because they found dead pixels. I guess that doesnt bother everyone but i hate dead or stuck pixels. so i wont risk it.
     
  19. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Did you pay asking price or able to negotiate price? What was it before tax?
     
  20. kensic macrumors 6502

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    and there's where the apple's warranty comes in :) ...and if ur lucky, apple will give u a new one, win win situation

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    that price before tax was 1205$....with the 10% off, after tax and recycle fee....it knocked it down to 1186$.

    yes, 50 miles radius of me, all the except 1 store had their price that low *i don't understand why* because all the other stores show 1488-1499$ for the same model.

    i was lucky to be looking at the right time :)
     
  21. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Thats awesome - because normally open box is 10% off their current BB retail price - which is a lot more than 1205
     
  22. kensic macrumors 6502

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    i know right, i am definitely happy
     
  23. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    1 store in my area has that model and is selling it for 1403 - which is like 17% off BB retail price. 1205 is like 30% off BB retail price. BB currently selling that model for 1699.
     
  24. Subjective-C thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, 1488 is what I see at my nearest BB. So frustrating.... Congrats on your super deal.
     
  25. Weyoun5 macrumors newbie

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    As others have said, if you want to buy on sale, now isn't a bad time. I just picked up a rMPB at Apple's site (refurb). I love it. I ordered the 2.6/16GB/512GB for 2550ish, and they sent it with the 2.7 upgrade. So basically I got the $3250 version for $2550, and it's just like new with full warranty.

    If you're waiting for the next version, it's really likely at about the midway point on this lifecycle given Haswell, and if you want a deal, you'll have to wait a lot longer. Given the likely differences between the new one and this (proc/gpu/wireless AC) I had no issues pulling the trigger now. It's a great time to buy.
     

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