Poll: How are you able to afford the MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BluAffiliate, Feb 23, 2010.

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How are you able to afford the MBP?

  1. My parents bought it for me.

    20 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. I'm rich!

    27 vote(s)
    12.9%
  3. I'm not rich, but it was worth a large amount of my budget to buy.

    87 vote(s)
    41.4%
  4. I bought it for work/business.

    27 vote(s)
    12.9%
  5. I bought used/last generation model for cheap.

    8 vote(s)
    3.8%
  6. I haven't bought it; just hanging out in the forum.

    20 vote(s)
    9.5%
  7. Other

    21 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. BluAffiliate macrumors regular

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    #1
    The MBP is a pretty expensive set of equipment, and until last year when my business became profitable I would have thought I'd never be able to afford one. However, I am seeing the MBP more and more often these days, which is strange because a laptop that costs $1000-3000 on average would be seen as something rare. The Apple brand and reliability makes the laptop a big hit, but how were you able to come upon yours:

    Poll:
    - Parents bought it for you?
    - I'm rich!
    - I'm not rich, but it was worth a large amount of my budget to buy.
    - Bought it for work/business.
    - Bought used/last generation model for cheap.
    - Haven't bought it, just hanging out in the forum.
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    #2
    You should fix your thread, in the settings you can create a real poll. Right now, there's no options for anyone to choose. That being said, it doesn't require a refinance on a house to be able to afford a MacBook Pro. The starting price is $1199 for the 13", I can easily afford it, I do work. BTW, I'm certainly no kid, I don't need my mommie and daddy buying me anything. :p
     
  3. mattgoldey macrumors member

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  4. espressoroast macrumors member

    espressoroast

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    #4
    I'm not rich, but it was worth a large amount of my budget to buy. +1 for me.

    Also, I have been waiting for the Arrandales for so long, when they come eventually, it will be easy to finance an update (Been waiting for a proper architectural refresh for a year now).
     
  5. SecretAsianMan macrumors member

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    #5
    Bought it for work/business ... via a really good deal on eBay
     
  6. Disc Golfer macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    It's not that strange to see a laptop in the $1000-3000 range. :confused:
     
  7. mattydee87 macrumors regular

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    #7
    Student grant and Higher Education discount for me!
     
  8. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    If not, ask a moderator via the REPORT button ([​IMG]).

    Worked for the last three Macs, the two before were paid by saving some benefits I got.
     
  9. flat five macrumors 601

    flat five

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    #9
    work

    couldn't really afford/justify them otherwise..
     
  10. kfed83 macrumors newbie

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    #10
    Am saving for a new MacBook pro at the moment, so far I've got £500 Xmas/birthday money and £500 ish from playing poker online. If the update takes a few more weeks I may win enough for a 15"!
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #11
    Education discount at the time and I wasn't going to fall into the iMac trap. I don't see a reason to replace my MacBook. Things haven't changed enough.
     
  12. TheStigger macrumors newbie

    TheStigger

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    #12
    I run a small web design business so down as a business cost.

    Being on a computer all day allows to spend a lot on the main tool.
     
  13. gfiz macrumors 6502

    gfiz

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  14. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #14
    Where's the poll?

    I'm not rich but I save up for it.
     
  15. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    one more vote for Don't need to be rich to afford Mbp. ESP a 13" !
     
  16. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    #16
    Buying soonish for my business (freelance web developer); OS X kicks Windows' ass for what I do, and they don't make Adobe Creative Suite for Linux. And just because it's for business doesn't mean it's not a hefty chunk of my budget.
     
  17. bigjnyc macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

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    #17
    I'm not rich but it didn't take up a big part of my budget either.... I don't think you have to be rich, just make a decent living and not be bogged down with debt. I bought mine using Bill Me Later no interest or payments for 6 months. I easily paid it off in 3 months and paid no interest. Just set aside a few hundred bucks from each paycheck which didnt affect me much and thats it.
     
  18. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

    MykullMyerz

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    #18
    Student discount, plus my parents paying for half of it = a steal!
     
  19. Peter95 macrumors member

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  20. FLHX Guest

    #20
    Federal gubmint discount and Barclays Card 12 months same as cash!!!

    $100/month fits right in my budget. :)
     
  21. enberg macrumors regular

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    #21
    $3000 doesn't really qualify as rich these days.
     
  22. PacMookBro macrumors regular

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    #22
    My 5th and the latest MBP I'm typing on. Of course everyone can afford one nowadays. Bulky notebooks used to cost a lot more a couple decades ago. ;)
     
  23. NJuul macrumors 6502

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  24. etiger13 macrumors member

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    #24
    +1, otherwise I wouldn't be able to justify the cost. $50 for Snow Leopard for my Dell is a much better deal, especially since the dell was bartered for $800 worth of web development work and was worth at least $1200.
     
  25. marita macrumors newbie

    marita

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    Tampa, Florida
    #25
    - I'm not rich, but it was worth a large amount of my budget to buy.
    - Bought it for work/business.
     

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