Saved up enough money, Macbook now or later

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacDude415, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. MacDude415 macrumors member


    Feb 19, 2007
    San Francisco
    I'm 16 and got a job this summer to save up some money to buy a macbook, and I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me on when to buy one. Now, or wait until the next update (May?).
    P.S. Where should I purchase it? Apple Store, Apple Online, Amazon etc?
  2. antibact1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2006
    If you need one now, buy it now. If you don't need it and can wait, then wait.
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    you might as well get it when you can. Then you can enjoy it for longer :)
  4. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    Just updated, no new updates expected until sometime into the new year. Its a good time to buy.

    Will there be any Black Friday deals on MacBooks? If so, it might be worth the waiting until then.
  5. tingly macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2005
    They were $101 off in '05 and '06.
  6. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2006
    New York City
    It was JUST updated, like just now. Holy **** people are indecisive. Just don't ever buy it, then it won't ever be out of date. The only thing worth waiting for is a black friday deal.
  7. archi penko macrumors member

    archi penko

    Nov 6, 2007
    you should check out to know what, when.

    I generally go with the Apple Store (online) but maybe u wanna try small Small Dog, they are a pretty mac happy bunch.

    also could help you out.

    SOOO TRUEE... its like the Fri after Thanksgiving, no?
  8. iBecks macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    I wouldn't buy it now if I were you.

    Unless, of course you really need it now, if so, there's your answer.

    I would buy it from an Apple Store.
  9. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    I got mine about 2.5 months before the update, knowing it was coming. I really needed it. I don't regret it because I've used it for 2.5 months and it kicked ass.

    I wouldn't expect anything earth-shattering next May. Get it and enjoy it, bro.
  10. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    Saved up??:eek: Good job! Buy now, just ordered my first MAC from
    Decent folks, and if you don't live in VT, no sales tax:cool:
  11. scamateur macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2007
    You can get $100 off at the Apple Education Store, for which you presumably qualify, right now.

    Whether other retailers will as readily give you your student discount, other posters may know.

    If you wait 6 - 8 months, you can always get something better or cheaper. Always, and forever! If you need to upgrade -- because your current computer is unable to do what you now need it to do -- you have to go for it now!

    Maybe if you wait until after Christmas, you'll have some more cash AND Apple will have worked a few more alleged bugs out of Leopard...
  12. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2007
    I had the same dilema with my macbook. I WAS going to wait until leapard came out but I'm so glad I got it early so I could use it much more.


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