new macbook $999

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by brendel95, May 17, 2009.

  1. brendel95 macrumors regular

    May 23, 2005
    I plan to buy either MB or MBP after the WWDC in June. But today I found out that bookstore at my univ. is selling new unibody MB at $999 (way lower than education price) and lower end 15inch MBP at $1699 this week only. I know it is a good deal much better than education discount. Now, I am having hard time to decide whether to buy it now or wait(2weeks) and pay the regular education price for the whatever they offer.

    Please give me any advice what to do.

  2. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    I'd say buy now and be happy. I can't see any major chances coming to the Macbook/Pro line until October at the latest. If they do something after WWDC, it will most likely be a speed bump and I wouldn't say it's going to be noticeable.
  3. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    An apple store will allow you to return an unopened unit within 14 days of purchase for a 100% refund. If your university has the same policy, and if they have enough of these in stock, you could wait until the last week of May to buy one. If you can resist the urge to open the box and play with it, you'd be in a good position to see if they upgrade the model or not.

    Having that unopened box sitting in front of you for a week or two may be a bit much for most people, though.
  5. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    #5 it and have a friend hide it in your place for "safe keeping"...:D
  6. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America

    :apple:Buy it theres a good chance an update wont happen until fall besides if its that big you could always sell it and make or break even!
  7. iOrlando macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2008
    no updates for macs till Fall.
    (even in the remote chance that there were...they would be the type that you probably wouldnt you are getting a 999 unibody anyways.)

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