Is this a good deal for a MBP?

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  1. 311201 Suspended

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    It is the late 2008 MBPs, but is there really that big of a difference between the late 2008 (2.53) and the 2.66 '09 aluminum macbooks other than the processor?

    2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4 GB Memory
    320 Gb Hard Drive
    Aluminum
    New

    Starting Price: 2,350
    - $100 discount
    0% interests for 18 months
    (Does not include tax)

    If there is a better deal out there, let me know and I will consider it.

    - mar
     
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  3. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    Not to convince you otherwise, but the refurbs from apple come with same factory warranty, and in many cases are more reliable than a new machine because someone has gone through them and tested them extensively. You cannot tell the difference between a refurb and a new one, except when you write the check. Apple refurbs are in new condition.

    :)
     
  4. 311201 thread starter Suspended

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    Does Apple charge tax? I could qualify for the student discount.

    Any other places? I've heard good things about macmall and amazon.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Refurbs are not in new condition—they are reboxed new
     
  6. capriseyhaze macrumors regular

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    apple refurbs are in new condition, and they do have new packaging but its not the usual pretty apple box. But you cannot tell the difference between a refurb or a brand new.
     
  7. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

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    go with the refurb. especially if you're going to get applecare, there is no reason to not go for a refurb.
     
  8. senorfrog97 macrumors regular

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    ebay - and don't forget live.com cashback for 8% off
     
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  10. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    How are you getting 18 months no interest?

    Does anyone know if any retailer, other than apple, stocks MPBs with 7200 RPM drives ?
     
  11. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    i would go the refurb route. get the same warrenty as a new one and there are a lot of success stories right here in the MR community.

    EDIT: take a look at this thread
     
  12. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I would try to get a 2.66 MBP if I were you. While 8 GB of RAM is really expensive now, a year or eighteen months down the road, it will be relatively inexpensive to upgrade it to 8 GB. The point isn't that you need 8 GB of RAM now, but down the road the MBP may last an extra two years by just adding the RAM which may cost $150 eighteen months from now.

    Right now, it may not make sense to pay extra for an extra little speed. But the real difference comes to when you can take advantage of the 8 GB of RAM possible in the new 2.66 MBP.

    Good luck whichever you go with.
     
  13. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    I'm with everybody else on this. Go refurb route or buy on eBay. Live.com is offering 8% off and I am just browsing, you can get a 2.53GHz brand new, free shipping, no tax for $2000...
     

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