So, I'm considering this local deal: Apple® - Open Box - MacBook Pro® with Retina Display - 15.4" Display - 16GB Memory - 512GB Flash Storage Condition: Excellent (Like new, no scratches or dents) Price: $2,069 How's that price? Apple has the same config refurbished for about $100 more. I suppose I can haggle with Best Buy for maybe 10% more, considering this model is now going on clearance to make way for new ones. If they don't budge, is it still a hot deal at this price? I can't really avoid taxes from any other retailer, being in California. For Best Buy, I plan to trade in my old Galaxy Note 1 for a $100 gift-card to put towards this. Plus, using the rewards card for points, $2k should net me a $40 certificate later. I may also opt to use their 18month no-interest, since I already have their card and can make large payments to pay off early. I plan to use this as my main computer When not on the go, it will be connected to a 30" Dell. Software: Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop/Illustrator), Modo (3D modeling and Rendering) and ZBrush (3D Sculpting) It will replace a 2009 Dell Mini-Tower with an i7-920. That CPU still holds strong today, and the system has seen a few upgrades, ram, SSD, Radeon HD 7770. So it performs great and could last 2 more years. I'm doing more freelance work, so being chained to my desk is not desirable, so having the same machine go portable will be very convenient. The new rMBP won't be leaps and bounds faster over the i7 920, but should have decent performance boost and last 3 years, plus with the added experience of using OS X over Windows 7.