New York Student, No Tax, Found a Deal - 2011 Macbook Pro

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  1. drinkslurpee, Feb 27, 2011
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    drinkslurpee macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I'm a student in New York trying to save as much as possible on a a new 2011 mac. After lurking on ebay for hours and shopping on OWC i was willing to put this together for a total of 2,196.98

    2.0 ghz, 8gb ram, 128 solid state for osx and apps, 1tb for music and vids (replacing the optical drive)

    so if you are looking to save some cash, pick up a machine on ebay and buy the upgrades from owc free shipping no tax
     
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  3. drinkslurpee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i was searching for a deal for a couple days trying to find a way to save the most money possible everywhere in new york charges tax, so I found a way to get around the 180 tax for new york residents, and get a new machine cheap, i was looking though threads and couldnt find any tips
     
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    drinkslurpee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the same machine with a lower performance ssd and without a 1tb hard drive is
    $2,394.16

    PLUS about 30 dollars in ebay cash and 1% on purchases via Chase so that another 45 dollar savings
     
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    put down the beer, and come back here in a few hours and try again.
     
  8. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    Something bothers me buying off ebay so soon.

    Good for you OP but I wouldn't go that route just now.

    I may be wrong but just the way I think.
     
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    If you bought it directly from Apple, you could have taken advantage of a student discount); you get the piece of mind that should your machine have arrived as defective, you can exchange the machine at an Apple Store.

    Also OWC is not the best place to find deals; they charge a bit more than other retailers namely NewEgg and Amazon; OWC does sell quality goods and their service is amazing.
     
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    you could have gotten a refurb...and then buy "extra" upgrades from ebay...
     
  11. drinkslurpee, Feb 27, 2011
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    drinkslurpee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the 2011 model


    Have built computers many times before, I know. guess it just depends on what you are looking for

    havent been on this site in a while need to update thanks

    now mo money for BEEERRZZZZ
     
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    personally I would not buy a $2000 computer on Ebay that was just released 2 days ago

    In your situation ... student discount would have been the route I would have taken
     
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    Could you elaborate on the 1% with Chase? How's it work?
     
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    yeah...dont they have 2011 refurbs in the refurb store?
     
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    drinkslurpee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not yet, those are the older models

    eh unopened in box, if there is a problem, I can always bring it to apple, and they will replace since it is so new, the student discount would have cost me an extra $180 for the exact same machine, i dont see what is wrong with an unopened box.

    Sure its called Chase Real Cash, you pay $30 a year I believe, and get 1% back on everything you purchase with your debit card (must be run as credit) Discover has a similar promotion with 5% at the Apple Store, but cannot be used in the education store.
    They also run special promotions where you can get 2-20% back at certain stores.
    https://www.chase.com/index.jsp?pg_name=ccpmapp/individuals/debit_cards/page/realcash-welcome

    Ah after checking I will be getting 2% cash back for the mac. So around $44 from chase just for using their card
     

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