rMBP --good deal/price check?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by authority11, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. authority11 macrumors newbie

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    Is a new 2.8GHz with Retina, 16GB, 512 SSD, 2013 w/ Warranty for $2680 a good deal?
     
  2. falconeight Guest

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    Hell no terrible deal. Unless its brand new.
     
  3. authority11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is brand new.
     
  4. falconeight Guest

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    thats over $350 off retail so its a great deal.
     
  5. bobbydd21 macrumors regular

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    It seems like an okay deal but there are definitely much better deals if you look around. At least that is the impression I've gotten by many of the posts on here.
     
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  7. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    When you say "w/Warranty"...does that mean extra 2 years of applecare?
     
  8. authority11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, standard 1/yr warranty.
     
  9. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    Ah ok!! Still a good deal!! Would've been an awesome deal if you had extended Applecare though :)
     
  10. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Sounds reasonable, but think you may get a better deal if you consider factory refurbished units from Apple
     
  11. GoGetter macrumors newbie

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    Not a good deal

    Not a good deal if you ask me. Because I have a brand new, sealed one posted in CL ( 2.7 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, bought 2 weeks back) with 3 yr AppleCare warranty for 2750.

    Contact me in email if you are interested.

    Though I am a long time MacRumors reader, I just created my account for my first post.
     
  12. fskywalker, Jul 11, 2013
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    The one mentioned by the OP is slightly cheaper ($2680) and faster (2.8 vs your 2.7) with same SDD size (512) and memory (16MB), the only difference is your 3 yr Applecare (=$240). I would say they are worth about the same, both deals are good.
     
  13. GoGetter, Jul 11, 2013
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    3 year Applecare warranty costs $350 more

    My one is with 3 year AppleCare warranty which costs additional $350.

    I think everyone should get an Applecare warranty when they spend so much on a machine this costly.

    Also I don't think you are going to find much difference between 2.7 GHz and 2.8 GHz. It is just another way Apple and other manufacturers get $100 more from you when you buy it new.

    Edit: Just checked and saw the difference in price between 2.7 GHz and 2.8 GHz is $250 :eek:. That is literally stealing money from the customers... :mad:


    Edit 2: I added thunderbolt to ethernet adapter while ordering. So it comes as a bonus within the package. Plus I can install a free license for MS Office after it is opened by the prospective buyer
     
  14. tristan123 macrumors newbie

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    Just got the same machine from someone on craigslist for $2200.
     
  15. Tasktest macrumors newbie

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    2013 model?
    A person offered me 2250 for a 2012 2.7ghz model, does that sound like a good deal?
    PS: my only concern is that is a LG SJA1 screen. Very afraid that IR will appear one day..
     
  16. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Is the machine still on warranty? If so you could still buy Applecare to extend warranty for 2 additional years for about $250 if you buy iy online on stores such as B&H, that way you may minimize your risk
     
  17. Tasktest macrumors newbie

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    Warranty is till sept.14 2013. I thought AppleCare for mbpr costs like $350!? I really doubt I would buy that...Does almost all SJA1 screens develop IR?
     
  18. fatlardo macrumors 6502

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    For comparison sake, I got my 2013 2.7 512gb 16gb ram for 1700 & skyrim collectors edition ps3 (new, sealed.) It was brand new sealed from CL as well. Only the standard one yr warranty. I see every once in a while now for 1500 (fml) in CL currently. :mad:
     
  19. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    $350 is indeed the MSRP of Applecare for 15 inch MBP including retinas, but can be purchased at a reduced price through 3rd parties just like B&H. I don't know if all SJA1 develop IR over time, but if you buy it will highly suggest you get Applecare. What specific configuration does the 2.7ghz machine has?
     
  20. GoGetter macrumors newbie

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    I would definitely buy the AppleCare for Retina MBPs. None of the parts inside are user serviceable and so you need to spend a fortune every time there is an issue.

    A laptop that does not give a problem in first 3 years would usually continue to function well barring human errors.
     
  21. Tasktest macrumors newbie

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    Just the normal 2.7ghz 16g 512 gb. The 2.7 has 8mb le cache however.
    Can anyone confirm with that $1700 price?

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    What if I'm moving to a country that doesn't have an apple store, but only retailers? Could AppleCare be any good?
    Just want to confirm that after 1year is up, the user cannot extend the warranty by buying AppleCare?
     
  22. GoGetter macrumors newbie

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    I do not know how it works when you travel. I think you can take it to any Apple store for warranty but not to retailer. See if you have anything useful in this link: http://www.apple.com/legal/warranty/products/mac-english.html

    You need to apply Applecare before one year. It is not possible to add one after that.

    BTW, I sold my MBPr to a gentleman in CL for $2695.
     
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  25. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Out of curiosity, what config was your machine and how old was it?
     

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