Ordered Refurb MBP, maybe want new one now...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by LastZion, May 28, 2011.

  1. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    So i already ordered (and is now shipped) a refurb 2.2/4gig/750gig/1gig graphics for $1899, but now am thinking I would rather have the 8 gigs and high res...

    THe difference is actually $430 plus tax, which is a lot...

    Few questions:

    1) If I decide to BTO then do I have to wait for this other computer to be delivered first then return it? And I guess I have to ship it back and not take it to an Apple Store right?

    2) Could I just order an 8 gig kit and replace the ram myself? Is it really only $89 from crucial for 8 gigs? man I haven't bought ram for a while...

    Thanks guys,

    P.S
    After typing this out, seems like I will be paying $400 for hi-res... kinda dumb (assuming the ram really is that cheap).
     
  2. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    Correct, you would have to ship it back if the purchase was made online. As for the ram! I spied them on NewEgg's for $74.99, Crucial brand a few weeks back. They often go on sale as well.
     
  3. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the quick reply, I only see the Core 2 Duos on the newegg page...

    http://www.newegg.ca/MemoryFinder/

    Is it the same memory for the new i7 SB QuadCores is the late 2010's?
     
  4. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    If you are not in a rush, wait for a high res to appear in the refurb store.
     
  5. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They are there now, but the pricing doesn't make sense:
    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.3GHz quad-core Intel i7
    Originally released February 2011
    15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Hi-Res antiglare widescreen display, 1680-by-1050 resolution
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    750GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M

    for $$2,249.00

    VS:

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.2GHz quad-core Intel i7
    Originally released February 2011
    15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    750GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M

    for $1899

    $350 for hi res?
     
  6. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    actually you are paying 350 more for a hi-res ANTIGLARE and the 2.3GHz i7 instead of 2.2.
    no noticeable performance difference between 2.2 and 2.3, at least thats what people have been saying.
    its 150 for the hi-res antiglare, and 200 for the 2.3 CPU
     
  7. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ha I missed that, thanks... ya, doubt I would notice the 2.3.

    I think i should just wait til next week for back to school and LION. I just ordered the return labels.

    They didn't tell me there was a restocking fee, so does that mean there isn't, or do I have to comb the fine print?
     
  8. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    I think they got rid of the restocking fee, not sure
     
  9. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet, ya couldn't find any mention of it.
    Lets go WWDC!
     
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  11. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My refurb came today, i ordered the return labels, but haven't sent back yet.

    I ordered my new: 2.2/750/4/HighRes which was $2139 after EDU discount today.

    I debated between this and the $2249 2.3 REFURB
    Decided that the .1 wasn't worth it for me and I want the box etc for resale...

    I used the $110 to buy an 8gig pack of Ram to install when the new one gets here!
     
  12. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hahaha, man, you would think this is my first Mac, now looking at what I have done I can see that I have paid $300 for Hi-RES...


    $2,145.87 for refurbed

    $2,446.17 for exact same computer (new & Hi-RES).

    I haven't send the old one back and the new one has shipped... why is this so hard?

    I should probably keep the refurb, was just kinda excited about Hi Res, but maybe what I don't know wont' kill me?
     
  13. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ya saw that after I copied and pasted...

    So I ended up sending back the refurb and ordered the new one with edu discount... hopefully this one ships as fast as the refurb...
     

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