Refirbushed rMBP is lower than employee discount!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marc55, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. marc55 macrumors 6502a

    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.
     
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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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
     
  3. marc55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  4. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    Office 2011 can be found online for free. I have been using a free copy since 2011 with no issues.
     
  5. monokitty macrumors regular

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    We don't condone piracy on MR.
     
  6. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    I don't condone throwing money out the window in my life.
     
  7. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  8. kathyricks macrumors 6502

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    Also, routinely about $2,250 new in box with free shipping on ebay: http://tinyurl.com/ncmc6wh
     
  9. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  10. marc55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  11. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  12. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    They came free with my rMBP.

    Barney
     
  13. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  14. marc55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  15. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

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    Where do you live? I need some free stuff. Do you have food and a TV I can take? Let me know when it's convenient to come over and pick them up.
     
  16. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    Dibs on the AC and electric griddle! :p
     
  17. Barney63, Mar 27, 2014
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    Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    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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