New gen Macbook for $800 at Microcenter

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 213rules, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. 213rules macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2008
    I found this sweet deal on, if you were wondering.

    Here's the link:

    That's 20% for a new Macbook system- not a bad deal, I would say. $800 is what Apple should have priced the new Macbook at first, but this is just as good. I might spring for this deal, and if you're on the edge of getting a Macbook (pro), then this just might be the dealbreaker.
  2. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
    1) It's out of stock
    2) Only local pick up
    3) Pay California's sales tax on PRE-Rebate price(about $100---so it's really about $900.. If I buy from Apple with my discover card, I get 5% cash back, educ price(949) so I get it new from Apple for 1050, so it's really only a $150 saving or 15%)

    You can get it for just $60 more than that from Amazon, PLUS you get it DELIVERED to YOU! So the Micro Center deal is only like a 6% savings if you compare it with Amazon...not looking so hot now huh? :p
  3. chris7777 macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2008
    Agreed this is what they should have priced them at, but as to whether or not I would get it, that's tough.

    I really want the pro, and wonder if in the long run a refurb, or $100 off pro would be the better deal, the only thing this has on it is, the HD.

    but I haven't ruled it completely out either.

    Right now I am really fighting the urge to buy a $340 msi laptop from frys.

    the only thing stopping me is the hope my current laptop might survive long enough to make it until I can save up the cash for a pro, instead.

    but this is also tempting though I would have to finance in some way.
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    or $925 from macconnection AR

    no tax, free shipping to CA

    about a $35 savings for me -- not including gas...
  5. hndn macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2009
    To save an additional 5% (yeah, nobody told me about this when I bought mine in April)
    apply for a free membership, receive a 4gb SD memory card
    purchase something cheap, like a 2.99 CD
    the receipt will include a 5% coupon for the next purchase but same day not allowed

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