New 13" MBP in refurbished store.

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    Clicky.

    Wow, the same price as a regular MacBook is a great deal :D
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Very nice prices. $999 is where they should start.
     
  5. aa521490 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wonder if I can replace the stock drive with an ssd or 500gb 7200rpm hd and have no problems? Is it possible? And how would one go about doing it?
     
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    Yes you can replace it any other SATA hard drive or SSD.
     
  7. Phatferd macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I was waiting until these showed up to make my purchase. I am a college student and I think I'll still go ahead and get the education price and get the free ipod.
     
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    Um, you can't get the education discount or the free iPod deal with refurbished Macs. Refurbs are already a good deal.
     
  9. aa521490 thread starter macrumors regular

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    But wasn't there a problem with the 1.7 firmware update (1.5 > 3.0)? People had the spinning beachball issue when they replaced/upgraded their stock hd.
     
  10. cjacks68 macrumors regular

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    Yeah I just saw them there too! Definitely good deals.
     
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    wow, $999

    i wonder how much they are after the next update. now it's ~15% off. after the next update it's usually 30-40% off. that would be then 800-900 bucks.:eek:
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Arrandale refurbished entry level MacBook Pro for $999? :D
     
  14. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Yes please.
     
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    The high end 13 inch is very very tempting!
     
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  19. Joemero macrumors regular

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    Correct but you can get the new one for $1099 (education price) AND the free ipod :)
     
  20. JustLikeYou macrumors member

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    All gone for today :(

    How often do they update the stuff in the refurb store? $999 is a nice price, and probably the same I would pay if I bought through the education store with the free ipod and sold the ipod, so I'd rather cut out that middleman and just get it for the $999.
     
  21. cjacks68 macrumors regular

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    I agree. I just purchased the $1449 refurb that comes the 9600 with 512mb and the expresscard slot and 320 gb HDD. I can do without the extra battery life and this deal was too good to pass up.
     
  22. Joemero macrumors regular

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    I've got my eye on that one too! Please post your thoughts after you receive it! :)
     
  23. stranger danger macrumors member

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    Not a refurb, but I got one brand-new that was on firesale @ MacConnection less than three weeks ago for a little under $1600 total (no shipping/tax!)

    Definitely get it :)
     
  24. cjacks68 macrumors regular

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    I will! Supposedly it will be here on Tuesday, it seems like forever to wait, but I'm sure it'll be over soon.
     
  25. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

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    you save say $50 or so(not counting ebay or paypal fees for selling). Plus you pay less tax on 999 than 1099+229.

    Plus, if you can wait, if you want to buy the refurb, wait till SL comes out so you don't have to pay the upgrade fee :p
     

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