Just got my Apple Thunderbolt Display

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wesk702, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    Just saw a crazy open box price at best buy for $699 that said it was excellent in condition.
    Went to the store and of course, they said that they didn't have it.
    Left the store and decided to order it anyway and the email said ready for pickup after 40 minutes.
    Went back to the store and of course they couldn't find it so instead they apologized and gave me a brand new seal ATBD for $699. Couldn't believe his happened at best buy.

    Now I went home to realize that it's not compatible wih my 2008 Mac Pro's mini display port LOL.

    Too good of a deal to return.

    Now it's just a waiting game. This new Mac Pro can't come quick enough.
     
  2. NbinHD macrumors 6502

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    Nice dude. Thats a mint deal.
     
  3. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, too bad it's just sitting on the floor right now.
     
  4. NbinHD macrumors 6502

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    Even still. You could sell it and make a profit.
     
  5. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like your display needs an accessory. I vote MBA :D
     
  6. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Actually was able to snag a new Haswell 13" MBA at best buy due to a similar price mistake for only $600. Unfortunately my wife completely took it over and claims it is now hers.
     
  7. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    wtf, where is this Best Buy with completely inept employees? I need to move near there! :p

    Congrats though, the TBD is gorgeous. Can't wait until they update it!
     
  8. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's actually 2 separate best buys in vegas area. The've goofed many times. Mostly to my advantage. Even with the MBA it wouldn't have gone through until a manager had to approve the sale, but it was surprising cause even he didn't seem to care and just punched in his override code and didn't even look at the purchase item. I was shocked, but happy.
     
  9. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    Ahh that has to be total torture! Nice deal btw, you're going to love it once you're able to use it!
     
  10. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Maybe for the time being get a cable adaptor like a TB to HDMI so you could use your display. http://www.monoprice.com/Product/?p_id=5106

    Not sure when the new Mac pro 2013 will be released. Some are saying it's end of October while others are saying Jan 2014 because Apple is waiting for Intel to release the TB 2 chipsets. The cpus were just released this month at 2.7ghz. Pricing is also a factor.
     
  11. dadayosang macrumors newbie

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    agree.Thanks, too bad it's just sitting on the floor right now.[​IMG]
     
  12. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't work that way. Those cables let you use an HDMI monitor from a Thunderbolt computer, not the other way around.
     
  13. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    which "hood" (your location) do you live in?!?!?!?
     
  14. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    South suburbs vegas

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    Yeah, it's actually just sitting in the box in the master bedroom so I got to stare at it every night and morning. Pure definition of bittersweet.
     
  15. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    That explains it. A deal like that would never happen in Canada. Whats your taxes in Nevada?
     
  16. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I believe there are no state taxes
     
  17. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the heads up. I overlooked that detail.
     
  18. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Wow! even at that price it would cost me close to $800 because 13%HST. What are income/property taxes there if you don't mind me asking?
     
  19. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't know the exact numbers but not bad I'm guessing compared to other states I hear from coworkers.
     
  20. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    below 30% ? Ours is 50%
     
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    Nice score. Reminds me of the brand new 2013 MBA I snagged today for $825. Sogood.gif
     
  22. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Nevada has no state income tax. Property tax seems in line with other states.
     
  23. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Learning every day :D
     
  24. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    There is no state income tax, but there is sales tax. In Las Vegas it's 8.1%.
     
  25. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ahh thanks, that's what I meant but just didn't say. God is no one psychic anymore?
     

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