Resolved MC725LL/A vs. MD311LL/A

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dlimes13, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. dlimes13, Feb 21, 2012
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    dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

    dlimes13

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    So a friend wants a MBP, needs it now. Doesn't want to wait for Ivy Bridge, nor cares.

    Any reason not to get the February 2011 17" Base model vs. the October 2011:

    February 2011 ($1814.38 + 2 Day Shipping) http://www.macmall.com/p/product~dp...169F8D6E9?emOmni=null&source=APPINSDRMWB29995

    October 2011 ($2117.15 + $41.98 eBay Bucks = 2075.17)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/13065229283...X:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_4706wt_1156


    2.2 GHz vs. 2.4 GHz and 6750M vs. 6770M. Besides one being deemed Early or Late 2011 MacBook Pro, any other differences? Is it worth the $260 difference for the newer one?

    One other thing, pretend it's not from eBay. Then voice your opinions. Any other significant deals anyone knows about for a 17 inch? Say 2.3 GHz or 2.5 GHz?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    I think you've covered the hardware differences. The issue I see is that the one from ebay may have warranty issues. Is the seller an authorized Apple reseller?
     
  3. dlimes13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, but I've bought new and sealed MBPs from the past and have had zero issues with the warranty.
     
  4. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Its still $300 - since you would still have ebay bucks - get a case or upgrade RAM.

    I personally would get the FEB - also you get $100 restaurant card if you call in your order to MacMall.

    MacMall has good history also - incase something goes wrong.
     
  5. dlimes13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    True true, a good return policy. But for the Restaurant.com card, you have to call and you'd lose the 3% AppleInsider discount.
     
  6. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Ask for them to honor the AppleInsider discount - If they have an sense that will honor it.
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    The gift card is $100 and 3% of $2000 is $60.
     
  8. eswank macrumors 6502

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    I ordered from them last week and when I saw a price difference a few hours later I tried getting a price difference from them. I did the AppleInsider route BUT they wouldn't honor the AI discount because there wasn't a code to that discount. So they said that I would have to refuse the shipment when it came to the door and then reorder online again. The difference was around $240 and they said that the most they can give me was $180 back and plus the $100 Restaurant.com card. They kept giving me the work around and waiting for a manager so I said I'll just take what they were giving me so it didn't keep going.
     
  9. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    That's too bad - there is a reason I purchase everything I can from Amazon.
     

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