Lowest Price to buy MBP Refresh

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  1. xdbuix macrumors 6502

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    I'm just looking for the best price to buy the MBP Refresh, specially the 15". I know there are student discounts, however I'm wondering if Amazon will do their normal -$100 price, along with free shipping and no tax. Any other websites or b&m stores would be great too.

    Thanks! I am exciiited :D
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    As far as I know, Amazon never did a 100 dollar discount, but theres no tax and shipping is free.
     
  3. xdbuix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They dont have a $100 discount, but they sell it cheaper than the retail. For example, the low end 15" retail is $1799, about a couple weeks ago it was selling for $1708 straight from amazon. Now the price went up to $1,724.33.

    I'm just wondering if they're going to sell it $70-100 lower than retail at the refresh.
     
  4. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    None of us know what the prices at Amazon will be. You'll have to wait to see.

    You need either a friend who works for Apple, or a student.
     
  5. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    Previously Amazon didn't have the new MBP until a week later, at least when I was in the market for one last year. That right there kinda kills it for me, unless of course they'll have it available ASAP. I need a new laptop yesterday since I sold mine off haha. So I rather not wait and will be buying with student discount probably at Apple, though if Best Buy gets it on day 1, I'll probably buy there first.
     
  6. xdbuix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh wow, do you remember what the pricing was for amazon?
     
  7. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    Any place that doesn't charge sales tax in NY? :(
     
  8. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Amazon usually do not have the devices after a week. Apple tends to focus their stocks at apple store first and then other big retailers like best buy.

    Also, if you are a student, then go to best buy and have them price match. They will price match.
     
  9. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Criaglist.

    Seriously, if you live in NY, then you have to be not so serious about some tax. Everything in NY is so expensive starting with parking. NY is so expensive and I am never going back there ever again.
     
  10. xdbuix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    dang thats bad news. I was hoping to buy it at amazon. 2 day amazon prime shipping + no tax + $70-100 off retail. I was hoping to get it earlier
     
  11. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    not too long ago (early jan or so) amazon had the midrange 15' that sell for 1999 for 1799 for about 2 weeks....
     
  12. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    Maybe buy from MacMall & use the extra 3% discount (if this is still available) through the link from the AppleInsider site? :confused:
     
  13. Buck987, Feb 20, 2011
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    the base models on all sizes are usually up in around 10 days or so...probable with the usually 3% discount to start and no tax in many places and free shipping.

    Not sure how long they will keep free shipping since it is eroding profits and the stock took a hit for it...

    Amazon has higher sales than Best buy and Apple want to keep them in good graces just as much.
     
  14. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Nope. No way apple will give that many stocks to amazon. This MBP will sell very well for weeks. If I were apple, I would give it my own store first, so I can make as much money as possible. If they sell it thru best buy, amazon or others, then they start losing some of their profits to those retailers. No way. Wait for 1-2 weeks.
     
  15. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    hcho3 is right, this is usually the case too. When my GF was waiting for the white unibodies. She waited about a week for our local BB to stock them. A week wasn't bad and it was probably b/c the Pro's were not refreshed at the time. Oct 2009 MB.

    Also, no I did not remember the price for amazon's MBP launch price. Don't think there was much of a reduced price, but I could be wrong.
     
  16. xdbuix thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess i'll be rushing to an apple store on launch day.
     

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