macbook pro 13 buying advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bigc2137, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. bigc2137 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    im going to buy the 13 inch macbook pro. i have 3 options
    i live in Michigan and sales tax is 6%

    1. apple refurbished
    i like this because its direct from apple
    price: 1,080

    2. craigslist
    ( i have talked to the guy and the price is down to 1000) i like this because of the 8gb of ram and no sales tax
    price: 1000

    3. micro center live very close)
    i like this because its new
    price: 1,060
  2. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    if you're willing to take a bit of a risk, craigslist.

    if you want to play it safe, microcenter. Its not like the microcenter MBP aren't from apple and dont't have the same warranty:rolleyes: save yourself 20 bucks.
  3. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    I would never buy a used computer, and certainly not from a stranger on Craig's list. Check out Amazon, it will be at least $50 cheaper than directly from Apple and there is free shipping with no MI sales tax.
  4. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2007

    It takes a heck of a lot of commuting to use even 4GB of memory. Go direct from Apple.

  5. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    microcenter ... it is close by, saves you a couple of bucks and still has Apple 1 year warranty

  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Buy it from a Texan fulla - You can get very good deals - I got a brand new MBP 13" for $150 (in ADDITION to student discount!)
  7. Tankfantry macrumors regular


    Apr 21, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    I have found some cool stuff on craigslist but DO NOT buy a MBP from there, thats just my opinion. I when I first decided to get mine I asked around if anyone knew someone who owned an Apple notebook. After that I convinced them to upgrade to a new one and purchased theirs for an awesome price.
  8. bigc2137 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    thanks guys. think im going to micro center tomorrow :)
  9. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Sadly you will end up paying more, than if you had gotten it from Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime, the 2 day shipping is free and overnight shipping is only $3.99. Did I mention, no State tax?
  10. bigc2137 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    can i have the link because on amazon i see it for 1150
  11. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    The Micro Center may be your best price after all.

    I got my 13" Macbook Pro from Amazon for $920, due to a tiny defect I noticed in the unibody frame. The average user probably wouldn't even notice it. After informing Amazon about this they offered to refund me 15%, instead of replacing it. I asked if they could do 20% and they said yes. Amazon is good for doing this with their customers.

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