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That's last year's model... and that's not even a good deal to begin with.
 
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technopimp

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That's last year's model... and that's not even a good deal to begin with.

This same model is $1,119 on Apple's refurb site. This is $999 for a brand new one. You have to pay tax either way-how is this not a good deal?
 
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virtualandy

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May 25, 2010
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This same model is $1,119 on Apple's refurb site. This is $999 for a brand new one. You have to pay tax either way-how is this not a good deal?

I guess people are comparing it to the new models (and the deal at BestBuy with a $999 2012 13")?

I picked up one of these last night and debating whether to keep it or not. The guy at MC said it was a "smoking" deal, whereas on another forum two people told me it was "horrible", haha.
 
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technopimp

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I guess people are comparing it to the new models (and the deal at BestBuy with a $999 2012 13")?

Maybe, if that's the case though it really isn't a fair comparison since that deal requires you to be eligible for a student discount (which many people will not be) and also in a place that would participate in the tax-free weekend.

I see a lot of threads around this time of year showing "deals" that factor in the education discount, when in reality I'd bet the majority of the people here wouldn't qualify.
 
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Stetrain

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That's not a bad deal, mostly because of the 256GB SSD.

For the same price you could get a 2012 11" model. It would have a faster processor and GPU but it would have the 64GB SSD.
 
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virtualandy

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Maybe, if that's the case though it really isn't a fair comparison since that deal requires you to be eligible for a student discount (which many people will not be) and also in a place that would participate in the tax-free weekend.

I see a lot of threads around this time of year showing "deals" that factor in the education discount, when in reality I'd bet the majority of the people here wouldn't qualify.

I think there is the bargain hunters/online coupon and deals crowd (of which I dip my toesies in often) that only care about the best deals. Then there's the apple crowd, who is used to paying a bit more but also getting great products, and any price cut is a good thing.

I'm still debating this 2011 11". 256GB would be nice (w/ an 11", I don't want to be chained to an external drive, USB3 or not) to hold on to and I don't play games, so the HD4000 isn't that big of a deal. Maybe I'll use it for a few months and resell it. :)
 
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