Just got an open box 13 inch rMBP from best buy

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  1. hstati macrumors newbie

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    Firstly I am new to mac. Need some help..please

    Is there a list of things that I need to check to verify everything is working for open box items?
    Also, following are the specs
    13 inch
    2.4GHz i5 Turboboost up to 2.9GHz
    8GB 256 GB SSD
    No Scratches/dents pretty clean..no accessory missing
    I got it for 1098-150[studentdiscount]+tax=1021. Is this a good deal?

    Please let me know, I am confused...:(

    Thank you..
     
  2. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    YOU GOT A STEAL! OMG I am so jealous right now. I would do anything for that computer for about a thousand bucks.

    I paid 1585 for mine 13" 2.6/8/256 so only slightly better processor but 550 more dollars!
     
  3. Sparta1978 macrumors newbie

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    wildly good deal.
    How does BestBuy student discount work?
     
  4. hstati thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. dazz87 macrumors 6502a

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    YMMV on student discount with open box item. Some will let you and some will not.
     
  6. kyriostrife macrumors member

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    What is there to be confused about? It is a good deal.

    I got the same deal as well. But it's true that YMMV with using the deal on open box items. So good luck to others that are trying.

    I'm still debating on returning it though, because I prefer the 15" size. I just can't afford a 15" haha. Not sure what to do yet.
     
  7. hstati thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for reply..

    Confused not on price.. but on how to verify that everything is working fine..

    yes, I agree on 15 and I like 15 inch too, but can't afford it..:)
     
  8. kyriostrife macrumors member

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    Best Buy restores everything to factory so you really have nothing to worry about. They are not allowed to sell it unless they do so.
     
  9. Sparta1978 macrumors newbie

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    what i would check if i bough open box:

    1)physical condition to my satisfaction
    2)battery count: to check it applications ->utilities folder ->system information
    ->power tab->look for line "cycle count
    3)screen condition
    4)mouse responsiveness / keyboard responsiveness.
    5)all ports (this is a hypothetical for me, as I have no thunderbolt and I rarely use HDMI. May be useful for you)
    6)last and most important. give thanks for receiving a computer at a stellar deal, with a helpful forum to validate its a stellar deal ;)

    Goodluck.
    david
     
  10. hstati thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep definitely a huge thanks.. :)

    Yes..I checked all in your list.. cycle count is 3, I checked ports except thunderbolt :) I don't have any thunderbolt devices...
    I am planning to take it to Apple tomorrow and after that I can definitely say its a stellar deal.. :)

    thank you...
     
  11. kyriostrife macrumors member

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    You can also check your warranty status and see essentially when it was activated by inputting the serial.

    https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do
     
  12. hstati thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you..

    Just did that.. warranty started today after I verified the purchase date...
     
  13. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Amazing deal! I got an open box 1296-150 student discount for 1146 plus tax. Thought I got a steal till I saw your deal:) If everything works then you are golden.
     

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