Refirbushed rMBP is lower than employee discount!

marc55

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I just checked out the Apple Refurbished site, and the 15" MBP, Late 2013, 16MB, 512GB, is now $2,199 VS $2,399 for employee/student discount.

While the price is nice, I may wait till Office for Mac 2013 comes out.
 

sonicrobby

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yup, the refurb store has the best prices from apple. Anything new will always be more, even with discounts. Why wait until office is released? I dont think it is included on a new purchased mac
 

marc55

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Why wait until office is released? I dont think it is included on a new purchased mac
I need Office, and don't want to but the current 2011, then buy the 2013 when it comes out in the next few months.
 

sonicrobby

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I need Office, and don't want to but the current 2011, then buy the 2013 when it comes out in the next few months.
But you need to buy eveything at the same time? Im just trying to understand. Why not buy the macbook, and not buy MS Office 2011, and buy office 2013 when it comes out?
 

Barney63

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In the UK the refurb 15/2.3/16/512 and the student same model are both £1869.
The refurb 13/2.4/4/128 is £929 and the student same model is £945.60.

The student prices are better though when you take into account you get £200 free AppleCare.

Barney
 

marc55

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But you need to buy eveything at the same time? Im just trying to understand. Why not buy the macbook, and not buy MS Office 2011, and buy office 2013 when it comes out?
As I indicated "I need Office", so if I buy the MBP now without buying Office, I won't have full use of it.

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Also, routinely about $2,250 new in box with free shipping on ebay: http://tinyurl.com/ncmc6wh
I wonder how the seller can sell at this price?

I also wonder how old it is?
 

mentaluproar

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If you are waiting on office, consider using an alternative until it arrives. Libreoffice is free and can open and save in MS office format. Apple's Numbers, Pages, and Keynote can do that too, although it will cost you about $10 per app.
 

Barney63

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If you are waiting on office, consider using an alternative until it arrives. Libreoffice is free and can open and save in MS office format. Apple's Numbers, Pages, and Keynote can do that too, although it will cost you about $10 per app.
They came free with my rMBP.

Barney
 

rocknblogger

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As I indicated "I need Office", so if I buy the MBP now without buying Office, I won't have full use of it.

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I wonder how the seller can sell at this price?

I also wonder how old it is?
You can buy office 365 now which gives you office 2011 now. But when the new version comes out you'll get for free. I know because I just got it a few months ago with the same stipulation.
 

marc55

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Office 365 might be the answer.

I still wonder how that eBay seller gets the Mac products so cheap? I email him and he indicated they are new and will ship from Amazon; however, they are not that cheap on Amazon.
 

Barney63

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Office 365 might be the answer.

I still wonder how that eBay seller gets the Mac products so cheap? I email him and he indicated they are new and will ship from Amazon; however, they are not that cheap on Amazon.
He could be getting them in Malaysia, apparently that is the cheapest place for Apple products.
The 15/2.3/16/512 is 7849MR which is £1439 or US$2392 in their education store.

Barney
 
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