Purchasing Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dwalls90, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Dwalls90, Feb 28, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011

    Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Here's what I want;

    $2,199 15" MBP (mainly for the 6750m)
    High res (still deciding on glossy/matte)

    **I must purchase through Apple so I can use my education discount. Call me "cheap", but I've been saving for a while and I'm only a college student so every dollar counts**

    HERE is the issue; I'm from MA, but want to purchase in a NH store to collect the tax savings of ~ $150. The only way to get a high-res MBP in store is to buy the 2.3Ghz configuration (which I don't want/need at all).

    So I'm either stuck with buying the 2.3Ghz configuration for the high res and overpaying, or not getting the high res configuration:confused:

    Any advice/suggestions?!
  2. articcine macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2010
    Lillehammer, Norway
    What are your priorities, money, or high res?
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
  4. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    The quality of the computer is important ... I'm already spending a lot for a long-term "investment", but at the same time I don't want to be nickel and dimed!
  5. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Good thought! Although I can't configure the screen res through amazon
  6. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2007
    You also won't get the education discount.
  7. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Worst case scenario I'll take glossy+stnd res so I can buy it for $1,999.99, because I'm not sure if it's worth $250+ just for matte+highres ... though I'll be disappointed I'm not sure if I can justify such an expense!
  8. turnstylez18 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    I was somewhat in the exact same position as you are now. I went with the 2.3 since it was the only matte screen option at the apple store.

    The price does seem to hurt before-hand but once you have that macbook pro in your hands, you will forget about it. I do not regret it at all.
  9. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    Some stores carry CTO models, as they are somewhat popular.
    Call and ask any stores around the area you are planning to buy, and see if they have any in stock.
  10. Grouchy Bob macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2011
    AssWipe, New Mexico
    if you can wait... B&H Photo.

    Free shipping + No sales tax.

    They usually throw in a copy of Parallels as well (But their site is being updated).
  11. Gen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008
    Actually, you'll still get a significant discount through Amazon on top of the no-sales-tax.

    Last year I bought my brother the $1799 MBP. I got it through Amazon for $1729 and no sales tax. If I where to buy it through Apple, they would've sold it to me for $1699 + 6% tax = $1800.94 ... so, wait for Amazon to start carrying them if they already haven't.
  12. paintballswimgu macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2010
    macconnection.com normally has prices comparable to the apple education store prices, and they have cto options as well.

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