Refurb or ADC Discount?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by creator2456, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. creator2456 macrumors 68000

    creator2456

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    I have been looking at getting a new SR 17" Hi-Res MBP for some time now. There are some in the refurb store:
    17-inch high-resolution widescreen display
    2GB memory
    160GB hard drive; 7200 rpm
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
    Built-in iSight Camera

    for $2600 + tax ($2750).

    I also have been looking at getting the student ADC membership and purchasing the MBP through that store. That price configured the same (+ADC member cost) as the refurb is $2550 + tax ($2700).

    I think I would rather go for the refurb since as a student ADC member you only get one hardware discount, but I haven't dealt with refurbs before.

    I just want people's thoughts on my situation and if they think the $50 difference is worth it to get a new vs. refurb.
     
  2. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    Get the refurb since you see no other value in ADC than the discount.
     
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    Bear in mind that ADC will also give you a free copy of Leopard.
     
  4. creator2456 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have seen other people say that, and I have read on the ADC page the part that says you get the current OS, but how true is it?
     
  5. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    A student account will not qualify you for this, only select or premier.

    JC7
     
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