macbook pro 13 buying advice

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

  1. bigc2137 macrumors newbie

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    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 http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC374?mco=MTM3NDgzMzY
    i like this because its direct from apple
    price: 1,080

    2. craigslist http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/sys/2019358952.html
    ( 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 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0334909(i live very close)
    i like this because its new
    price: 1,060
     
  2. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    Memory

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

     
  5. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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

    enjoy
     
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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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