Refurb New White Macbook - $849

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by desiringGod, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. desiringGod macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2008
    #1
  2. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    #2
    Yup

    Almost missed it. Thought it was old one, till i saw the superdrive in the descipt.

    It's tempting. Though I want to wait till June for the new announcements and the ipod student promo.

    NEW $949 white mb + ~~$200 ipod/touch~~
     
  3. zer0tails macrumors 65816

    zer0tails

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Location:
    Canada
    #3
    clever, very clever! :D the whitebook with 9400M is a great machine
     
  4. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    #4
    Assuming they extend the promo to the WMB... I wouldn't be at all surprised if only the unibody laptops are eligible. That said, you don't suffer from waiting: worst case scenario, you can still get a refurb. :)
     
  5. Little HZ macrumors regular

    Little HZ

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Location:
    New Mexico
  6. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Location:
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    #6
    ...your link doesn't have a choice for the new whitebook, be careful...
     
  7. clyde2801 macrumors 601

    clyde2801

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    #7
    Great deal! My old school mac friend finally came out of the power pc era with the new whitebook, and it's blowing him away with it's performance.
     
  8. brop52 macrumors 68000

    brop52

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Location:
    Michigan
    #8
    That's because it is sold out already. Hence the reason for the site.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #9
    I wouldn't expect it to stay in stock for long.
     
  10. angemon89 macrumors 68000

    angemon89

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Location:
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    #10
    I watch the refurb store all the time, and that model MacBook doesn't stay for long. It's definitely the best value for a mac notebook out there.
     
  11. citivolus macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    #11
    What about this deal? $799 after rebate for a new one! I will be picking mine up tonight. First mac in the family, for my wife whose XP laptop is prone to picking up viruses.
     
  12. js81 macrumors 65816

    js81

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Location:
    KY
    #12
    That's a great deal if you don't mind waiting for the rebate. The refurb is only $50 more - how is Microcenter on their rebates? Do you actually get them, and in a reasonable time? That deal is almost as cheap as I got my Macbook for ($765) - but mine was a previous gen. closeout and open box (10% off). :D

    Oh, yeah - you'll LOVE the white Macbook. My wife is crazy about hers!
     
  13. war eagle macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
  14. js81 macrumors 65816

    js81

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Location:
    KY
    #14
    Rarely nowadays... but keep your eyes open. I wish Apple would make a NEW black Macbook. I mean, how hard is it to slap the current white one in a black case? :)
     
  15. citivolus macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    #15
    Hopefully what will make this deal even sweeter is that I am picking up an open box item for $100 less, making it $699 after rebate. I agree rebates are always iffy but I have read about others success with MicroCenter. BTW I found this deal at SlickDeals here.

    Regarding the open box MacBook, I plan on checking it out at the store to decide if I will take it home. I planned on showing up with a usb stick with the following programs:


    anything else I should do before leaving the store?

    thanks!
     
  16. desiringGod thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2008
    #16
    http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Micro_Center

    Their rating stinks. It is hard to get the rebates sometimes with places like them and sometimes macmall.

    I have ordered stuff from Macmall before and find a lot of their prices to be good even without the rebate, you just have to make sure that you send everything in perfectly in the right amount of time.

    I would trust macmall over a place like microcenter. Although their rating is not great:
    http://www.resellerratings.com/store/MacMall

    Here is a link for a 3% discount at Macmall
    http://appleinsider.com/
     
  17. citivolus macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    #17
    agree on the ratings, but fortunately for me MicroCenter has a B&M location near my home so I can go and harass them if there's a problem.

    don't mean to hijack this thread, but is there anything else to check when buying an open box Macbook (or refurb for that matter)?
     
  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #18
    I'd only stick with refurbished from Apple for warranty and condition sake.
     
  19. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    #19
    That's already been discussed. Also check fatwallet on that.
    I've googled them before, some people have gotten, some not.
    It's not worth it to me to take a chance on it.
    If you get it, you're only saving $50 from getting it from Apple direct(albeit refurb not new)
    If you DON'T get it, you'll have paid the same as a new one from Apple!


    It's really your choice, but with the reseller ratings, and the googled bad blood about their fulfilling rebates, I wouldn't do it.
     
  20. uaecasher macrumors 65816

    uaecasher

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Location:
    Stillwater, OK
  21. blueharvester macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    #21
    Excellent, this site is just what I've been looking for, thanks.

    I've just set up an alert for MacBooks on the UK store; I'm after one of the 13.3 inch unibody macbooks. I saw one on the refurb site the other day for only £779, so hopefully another similarly priced one will appear soon!!
     
  22. citivolus macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    #22
    FWIW, just wanted to follow up with the fact that I got my $200 rebate check from MicroCenter four weeks after mailing it in and my wife loves the new Macbook! :)
     

Share This Page