Ok, I finally bought a MBP. I couldnt take it anymore

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aditghai, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. aditghai macrumors regular

    aditghai

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    Hi
    I was saving money for college and had $14,000 saved up. I didnt need more than that(for tuition, etc) since i work full time to pay my rent etc.

    My Fee's are $2000 per semester. I have only 2 more years left.

    But i finally splurged on a Refurbished MBP with a free printer. It cost about $1600.

    I am pretty sure, I can make that up by working some overtime at work, which is pretty common at my work(Hotel) during the summer.

    Also, I think i deserved it. I have been working 40 hrs a week and taking 20 units every quarters and supporting myself. My GPA is 3.6.

    Sorry if this sounds like a confession, but i just had to let it out.
     
  2. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

    Stampyhead

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    Hey, no need to justify it to us. It's your money. You needed a computer and so you bought one. Those refurbs are a good deal. I'll probably be getting one myself soon.
    Congratulations on your purchase.
     
  3. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular

    aditghai

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    Thanks
    I didnt need one. I already had an Inspiron, but i never had a MAC. So, you can say i needed a MAC LOL.
     
  4. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    The horror! You absolutely DID need one.
     
  5. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular

    aditghai

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    HAhaha. You're right. Got a free printer with it. Can't Wait. Apple ship the god damm Macbook Pro NOWWWW!!!
     
  6. soccerjoe5 macrumors regular

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    woohoo congrats bud! i just ordered a 2.2 refurb and a brenthaven eclipse case/sleeve all for $1619! what a deal, i can't wait to get it!
     
  7. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular

    aditghai

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    Yup.
    I think i deserved it man. I work hard enough, I need to reward myself.

    :)
     
  8. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular

    aditghai

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    What does your ship date show up as?
     
  9. mactastic1971 macrumors regular

    mactastic1971

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    Congrats!
    I just ordered mine this afternoon - unfortunately its BTO so I need to wait till ~10th March before I get my hands on mine...

    Waaaaaaaaa.....
     
  10. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular

    aditghai

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    Oh Man. Congratulation on the machine.
     
  11. cohibadad macrumors 6502a

    cohibadad

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    I'll forgive your confession as long as you use your MBP for more than just surfing pr0n
     
  12. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular

    aditghai

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    Dude. I have a DELL as well. And in case you havent heard, Dell's are great for Porn. Check it out
    http://www.lulu.tv/?p=787
     
  13. ItTakesII macrumors member

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  14. chinarider macrumors regular

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    Say 3 "Hail Steve"s and you are forgiven. :)
     
  15. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    $2000 a semester?! My fees are $25000 a semester!
     
  16. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular

    aditghai

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    Yeah, I go to SJSU. Its a state university. You must be in a private university.
     
  17. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    No, I go to a California state university.
     
  18. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular

    aditghai

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    Hmm
    UC SB is not a CSU. UC fee's are higher than CSU.
     
  19. voyagerd macrumors 65816

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    It's still a public state funded university.
     
  20. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    welcome to the refurb MBP club.. i just bought mine as well today! @ 1449 right?
     
  21. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular

    aditghai

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    Agreed. But CSU's are usually cheaper than UC'S. UC'S are much better in the quality of education. Since i am paying for everything on my own i cant afford a UC education. Anyways for your reference here is the breakdown of the two univerisites

    SB
    http://www.registrar.ucsb.edu/feechart.htm

    SJSU
    http://www.sjsu.edu/faso/applying/costattendance/

    Again im looking at only the fee's not cost of living since i already have a full time job to pay for all that.

    The huge difference in fee's are quite fascinating
     
  22. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular

    aditghai

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    Yup, $1449. Did you get the free printer?
     
  23. bennyboi macrumors regular

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    Refurbs

    Hello, if you're still reading replies, just wanted to let you know I purchased a refurb'd mbp over 6 months ago and it's operating wonderfully (knock knock). I do rigorous work on it beyond email and word processing and just wanted to congratulate you on your wise purchase. Enjoy :)
     
  24. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular

    aditghai

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    Thank you sir. Glad to be part of the Mac Community
     

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