Just missed out on a Unibody MB (open box) $800 at BestBuy

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  1. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I normally would have jumped at it, but I just bought one of those netbooks and I'm trying to hackintosh it to run Mac OS X Leopard.

    It was the Unibody MB 2.4 for $1599 250GB HDD, so it would have been a steal at BestBuy; they offered their BB warranty at half-price as well...:eek:
     
  2. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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  3. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    I would have totally jumped all over that.

    How did you find out they had it?
     
  4. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Well, it's Best Buy... if there was anything wrong with it, you could return it.

    You should have bought it, and tossed it on eBay! You would pay for your netbook.
     
  5. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    yeah we just got the wife a black macbook 2.4ghz, 2gb, 250gb hard drive etc as an open box from bestbuy. $800 as well. Just got the warranty reset by apple the other day. sweet machine and sweet discount.
     
  6. bmstrong macrumors 6502

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    How? Are these on the sales floor? Or do you have to ask?
     
  7. sn00pie macrumors 6502a

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    Ask the Computer Supervisor or even the Sales floor lead. Those guys hook you up real good if your nice to them. Open box stuff is quite easy to get a discount on, especially if you want their extended-coverage plans.

    I absolutely love shopping at Best Buy for all my Mac stuff, it's just you can't really buy them with any options that are available on the Apple store (like the 1TB option on the new iMacs) :(
     
  8. fedup flyer macrumors regular

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    Agreed, BB is not known for discounting open boxed stuff esp high end things like Macs.
     
  9. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    Actually, not true. They do it pretty often, but I've never seen one that high. Anytime specs are bumped, they discount the floor models pretty well and they sell any returns at a decent discount- doesn't matter if it's a cheap PC or a MBP, they want to move it. I see it at my local BB more often than I would expect. I doubt that the Ann Arbor BB is the exception to the rule.

    And I'm typing this on my Bluetooth Apple Keyboard that was returned to BB that I bought for $65 as well as the wireless mighty mouse for $52.

    So, I've seen some deep discounts at Best Buy for display or open box returns, but never anything like $800 for a $1599 computer!
     
  10. sn00pie macrumors 6502a

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    I do agree that it is suspicious to see a unibody Macbook being sold for $800. I've seen the old Macbook Pro models go for $1099 and that is the price for a display unit...I'd rather just buy brand new.

    I believe they only discount like 5% off open boxes, but you can get a decent deal off if you want PSP coverage. I've got a few friends who work there.
     
  11. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Half price on something worth 1600$ ? That is one major discount for a current product, just because the box is "open".

    Why was it returned and why does it warrant such a high discount ? Something is not right.
     
  12. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    If something is not right, then you can get a refund. Before you buy open box, you inspect the item for any physical damage and I'm sure if you took it into an Apple Store and asked if they could open it up and take a look at it they would (check for spills, etc.). You have 15 days to return it.
     

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