Refurb MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jamesw, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Jamesw macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2006
    So I cancelled my White MacBook 2.0Ghz w/ 1GB RAM.I aquired a new job which would allow me to extend my price range. It was $1600 CDN w/ the 2GB ipod nano. They offered $100 off CDN when i asked to cancel, I said no.

    I ordered a refurb MacBook Pro from the US store at $1699US. Along with the laptop I purchase 1year .mac software, Apple Mighty Mouse, 1year Procare and the Swiss Gear Synergy backpack (need for school as well). In total it cost me roughly $2000 US for all of that.

    I still need to purchase AppleCare which will cost me $279+14% tax here in Canada. As well I'm thinking 2GB RAM hopefully from CanadaRAM which is selling for $259 I believe.

    I might just ship the box and manuals and disks and what not to my house and bring my laptop over to Toronto Ontario without paying boarder taxes (make it look like i brought it over from Toronto to North Carolina and back) should I bother with shipping the box and whatnot or toss it.

    My order just reached Charlotte today, I am very excited. It is on its way to Cary North Carolina ATM. Will be picking it up on Saturday. Driving down, 14 hours... sigh. Visit relatives as well I have a condo down on the beach (actually not mine, some one from the family).

    Had problems with the first telephone operator guy (internet was down at the time). He said I couldnt charge the Visa to a Canadian address and it had to be the US. So I said whatever okay. I called again the next day because they got some shipping info wrong (wrong number, street spelt wrong etc) and I also said I want the bill to my Canadian address. The lady who helped me this time said Sure. But since i changed the address, VISA called asking did you purchase etc etc. So a slight trouble there, took 4 phone calls. All done though.

    Any tips when I get my MacBook Pro? First ever Mac and hopefully many more to come. Thanks - JAMES!
  2. Acehigh macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2006
    Why did you order procare? is it really worth it?

    Great computer... enjoy it... but no ipod now ;( lol
  3. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    Does cancelling an order make it cheaper?

    Woah, I gotta try it someday!

    Me: I would like to cancel my order made online.
    CSO: Sorry to hear about that decision, would it sweeten the deal if we take $100 off?
    Me: Urm sorry no.
    CSO: How about another $100 off?
    10 minutes later
    Me: I'll take it! Hell yeah, for $99!

    :rolleyes: ;) :D
  4. Jamesw thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Don't know if it worth it. My dad pursuaded me to purchase it. It ain't even his money... lol. The ipod, yah too bad but the 4GB Mini keeps me running atm.
  5. CrEsTo macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2006

    I'm receiving a MBP refurb. today too, bought 1GB ram from for $85.
  6. Waiting4MacBook macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2006
    I got a refurb MBP and it's pretty close to perfect. Slight warping above the latch is the only visible sign. Everything works perfectly. I haven't gotten AppleCare yet but I plan to before the years out. About the RAM, if you can, hold off on buying extra until you actually get your MBP. Mine came pre-loaded with 1gb. I hear that happens a lot. Enjoy.
  7. Jamesw thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Of course I will be waiting to purchase my 2GB RAM (2x1GB) after I actually recieve my item. it will come preloaded with 512MB RAM (1x512MB). Apple care I will purchase when I actually have more money, haha.
  8. bowens macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2006
    Trenton, FL
    Hahaha! That's funny.
  9. stylum macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Yes, wait until your MBP arrives, mine came with a 1 ghz stick and the 100gb hard drive at no extra charge...
  10. Jamesw thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Haha, just noticed. Sorry, wrote this up quickly. =(

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