Resolved MBP 17" Now or Black Friday

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  1. dlimes13, Nov 14, 2011
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    dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    I am getting the base 17 inch MBP. MacMall (w/ AppleInsider discount) is at $2289.19. Is there any point to wait until Black Friday if I am not buying directly from Apple? Any chance it might be cheaper than that (other than eBay, which is not right now)?
     
  2. Hustler1337 macrumors 65816

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    I would say if you are in no rush to to buy the MBP then you should wait another 11 days. However, I've never experienced Black Fridays here in the UK so I can't comment on the the likely discounts on that day.
     
  3. dlimes13, Nov 14, 2011
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    I'm in a Semi-Rush, since I am returning my 13" to Amazon tomorrow and I'd rather not be without a computer for 2 weeks, rather 2-3 days. If it's more than a $50 discount than MacMall, I'd wait, but if it's hardly anything less, it's not worth it.


    EDIT: It just got reduced $10.72 in about an hour on MacMall. Weird.
     
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    Does the Student discount apply in addition the Black Friday sales? ;)
     
  6. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    yep, student discount + in store pickup and you can get it today.

    Depending on your state, check the tax situation.
     
  7. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    How do you know the OP qualifies for a student discount?
     
  8. dlimes13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Student discount is $2299 + Tax (key thing, tax), which would be over $2400, not worth it. Technically I am not eligible for student discount anyway and even if I was, because of Ohio or Michigan tax, I wouldn't do it. No tax, I would.
     
  9. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    it's a pretty good deal:0

    i did search around and i found the Early 2011 17" for a few tens bucks cheap [with free shipping and all]
    http://www.google.com/products/cata...a=X&ei=CYrBTuPiEY_XiAKH69iHAw&ved=0CGkQ8wIwBA

    but i dont think any of them are "authorized" apple resellers, so macmall is something you should stick with.

    one thing i noticed on the macmall site is the pre-black friday sale ends on the 14th [today] at midnight. so im not sure if the discount you got was on top of the current sale going on. so certainly check that out.

    also, i wanted to bring to your attention
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    and you can get Parallels 6 for free with a Mail In Rebate [and then you get a free upgrade to Parallels 7]
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    BUT definitely call them for your ten bucks off :)
     
  10. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    black frida wont be any better
     
  11. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    If you're not eligible, then you shouldn't be utilizing the student discount period, tax or no tax.
     
  12. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    You can get an early 17'' refurbished from apple for 1949. Performance is almost identical. That's the cheapest option to get a (almost) new 17''. Again, watch your tax situation, since apple will collect VAT.

    Why not give MacMall a call and negotiate a bit? Maybe you can get some free warranty on top if you buy now? I can't imagine they can go down much lower on the price even for black friday. I don't think apple gives them much room to lower the prices.
     

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