Lowering Price On rMBP.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rieshunter, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. rieshunter macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to buy a Retina MacBook Pro (mid-tier) and was wondering what ways I can lower what I pay.

    Any and all responses are greatly appreciated!
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Buy used on eBay or craigslist.

    Buy a refurbished rMBP from Apple.

    Buy a discounted rMBP from a 3rd party reseller. Or if you're a student, take advantage of the student discount offered by Apple and others.
     
  3. rieshunter, Aug 2, 2014
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    rieshunter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As silly as it may sound, I am going to buy new. So the student discount is definitely feasible.

    Are there any other discounts I can take advantage of?
     
  4. Qaanol, Aug 2, 2014
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    Qaanol macrumors 6502a

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    See if your state has an upcoming sales tax holiday.

    Try one of those movers coupons that people talk about.

    Edit: refurb is as good as new. And with the late 2013 8/256 models now ridiculously cheap ($1,189 or $1,529 depending on screen size) it’s hard to recommend anything else.

    (Except possibly the 8/512 models, which are $250 more.)
     
  5. rieshunter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks I'll look into the movers coupons. I'll keep refurb as an option, but new would be optimal.
    Do you know of anything else
     
  6. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

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    Get a high-paying job so the price is less important to you?
     
  7. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Some great suggestions here...

    1 - Best Buy Student Coupon [ floating around ... last day today for the current promo ]

    2 - 10% Movers [ get one at USPS.com for $1 and print it ]

    3 - Have a BB card ? You get either an additional 10% back [ via rewards ] or 18 months @ 0% financing

    Plus, there is an additional 10% off everything coupon for BB 'rewards members'. You may be able to get it applied w/o having a physical coupon by just mentioning it at CheckOut { B&M } only.

    Best part is, they all stack [ YMMV ]

    With the refreshed models just out [ trivial update IMO ] BB has further lowered the prices on 2013 models. Great time to buy!!
     
  8. SqdnGuns macrumors newbie

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    Bought a top end 15 in. rMBP and used my $200 military discount.
     
  9. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    I just picked up a late 2013 rMBP 2.6Ghz, 16GB RAM, 1TB HD from Apple's refurbish store for about $2650. That's about $100 lower than Apple's best educational price discount, and about $300 lower than retail - it also has everything I was looking for with the update, so, it was perfect.
     

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