No Buyers Remorse On My 13" MBPr

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gregpod9, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. gregpod9 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    As you know by now Apple did a minor spec jump on the 13" MBPr by upgrading the processor speed by .2 GHz. I really don't feel buyers remorse on my 13" MBPr purchase about a month ago at Best Buy due this minor upgrade by Apple. I paid $1,538.99 before sales tax for a brand new 13" 2.6/8/512. My 13" MBPr was the top of the line pre built for stores.

    Do any of you of buyers remorse on your MBPr and recently passed the return policy from the store of purchase?
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Mine is not past the return date, but I won't be returning mine. I got the 13"/8/256 model, but I bought it from a 3rd-party retailer online and saved $100 (and sales tax) over Apple's price. Of all the specs they could have improved, the 0.2 GHz bump on the processor is the one that intrigues me the least.
  3. BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    I bought the 2.4/8/256 from Best Buy on the 10th, and I have no regrets.
    I got it for $1,299, with the $100 student discount, and $100 gift card applied to the balance. So basically the base model price, for more RAM and storage. Now in this case, even if I did the same today, I still have 2X the storage, and I'd take that over a 200MHz bump.

    If they had changed the GPU much, it would be different. But that won't happen till Broadwell, and I plan to keep this at least 5 years if it's still relevant. I'll bet it is since I made it 6 years on my last Mac, but it was upgraded multiple times, something I can no longer do.
  4. TechZeke macrumors 68020


    Jul 29, 2012
    Rialto, CA
    I had buyer's remorse initially on my Late 2013 base 15" rMBP now that the 2014 base 15" comes standard with 16GB RAM, but I did only get it for $1850 new, with no tax, so I technically got what I paid for. Plus, I've found that to sell my current rMBP and get the new 2014 model, the hit wouldn't be worth the trouble.

    That being said, I still kind of wish I would have just waited. Oh Well.
  5. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    I already spend 4hours commuting to work and writing more or less intelligent posts every day.

    Would a 0.2ghz bump be worth hours of your life returning your macbook? :rolleyes:
  6. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2014
    Buyer's remorse is silly. The existence of a faster computer does not make anyone's present computer any slower. If it does exactly what you want at a price you found acceptable, it makes no sense to wish you bought something else.
  7. capathy21 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    I would say it was more of a quick thought of what if, but not remorse. I picked up a base model Late 2013 rMBP (4/128) for 974 at Best Buy last month. Best Buy sale+student discount+mover's coupon.

    Had that exact same scenario been 3 months later(BB Sale, Same student discount, mover's coupon) I could have theoretically gotten the same price on a current base model which would have given me 8GB of ram vs 4.

    However, when I stop and realize how great of a deal I got, coupled with the fact that 4Gb of ram is more than I need, I don't worry about it in the long run.

    In fact, I would recommend someone buying now to look at the refurb store. The 2013 base model 4/128 can be had for $1019, and the 2013 8/256 can be had for $1189. Much better deals IMO.
  8. Mixolyd macrumors member


    Jul 10, 2014
    I got my 13'' 2.4ghz/8/256 less than 2 weeks ago. I'm within my return window but really too lazy to drive to the Apple store 40 minutes away. The 200mhz isn't a big deal really, but I'm thinking maybe they changed something else inside like faster SSD? Probably not though. The only real factor is the slightly higher resale value, but in 2 or 3 years when I decide to upgrade, I doubt that resale value will be much higher, maybe $50 or $100 max.

    I also wish the GPU was upgraded since that seems to be the only weakness of the 13'' rMBP right now. I can't imagine how the 200mhz will have any actual effect.
  9. sdimas macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2014
    Heck no... I paid $2200 for my top 15" at best buy that's including taxes.
    Plus I get a $210 in store rewards certificate... To 15" for 2k? I'll keep it :p
  10. Djlild7hina macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2009
    I believe I'm just a week out of my return window but pretty meh about it.

    15" 2.3/16/512
    2599.99 - 130 - 150 - 10% = 2087.99 (no tax)

    15" 2.5/16/512
    2499.99 - 100 - 10% = 2159.99 (no tax)

    So about a $70 and I don't even know if Bestbuy allows the stacking of edu discount and mover's coupon anymore so I think I got a heck of a deal lol.

    The only reason I would return it and exchange (if I could) is that it would say "Mid 2014" instead of "Late 2013" in About my Mac :p
  11. 007p macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2012
    I will be 7 days out of the return window (21 days total) tomorrow.

    I don't know what I can do, if anything?

    I don't care about the speed boost, it means nothing, the machine is great. But the UPDATED one, same specs, is £400 CHEAPER that's a lot to me. Is it worth me trying to do something? (Not directed at you, I'm just quoting you as I'm in a similar situation).

    I knew an upgrade was coming at some point, didn't expect it this soon and for so much cheaper too...

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