Should I pull the trigger?

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  1. vdinc macrumors newbie

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    I found a refurbished retina for 1599+ tax (Specs below), do you guys think I should wait for the new lineup or get this one? I currently have a MBA but I'm thinking of selling it to get this laptop.

    Refurbished 15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel i7 with Retina Display
    Originally released June 2012
    15.4-inch (diagonal) Retina display; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch
    8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    256GB Flash Storage
    720p FaceTime HD Camera
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
     
  2. B... macrumors 68000

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    Do you care about getting a 5-15% performance increase?Do you care that a new model will be here in 5 days? Would you be interested in a better battey life? If you answered yes, wait.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd wait, just to be safe. You may end up kicking yourself if you pull the trigger - WWDC is just to close now to make a major purchasing decision
     
  4. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

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    OMG another should I buy this now or wait thread.... Please just wait one week and you'll see if its worth it or not.
     
  5. B... macrumors 68000

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    But he is within 14 days,so maybe he should buy it to lock in the deal, then return it if Apple does something really interesting at WWDC.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Yes, but that's waist of time and money - he would have to pay the restocking fee.

    Why buy something if you pretty sure you'll be returning it. A little patience goes a long way in that he'll be able to make an informed decision if he waits.
     
  7. vdinc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do these refurbs sell out quickly? also I didn't think apple had a restocking fee?
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    They might but apple will be unloading the stock of its older generation of MBPs once the Haswell laptops released.
     
  9. arcite macrumors 6502a

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    After next week, there will be a whole new supply of refurbs. :D
    Wait 5 days man!
     
  10. thornguy macrumors regular

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    How does Apple and other sites typically do this? Any deep discounts?
     
  11. falconeight Guest

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    Even if you wait the new model new will cost $600 more. I think the price of $1599 is awesome and I would buy it.
     
  12. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    $1,599 is the standard Apple refurb price for the base 2012 15" Retina. You haven't found anything special, really.

    Wait until after the 10th (or maybe a bit longer after that). You'll more than likely find the same model even cheaper than $1,599.

    PRO TIP: Register at refurb.me for inventory alerts via email on refurbished Macs.
     
  13. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    If Haswell lives up to it's billing, it will be worth waiting.
     
  14. falconeight Guest

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    Its not worth it because the haswell won't be $1599. It will be $2200 so its up to you if your not will to spend over 2 grand for a laptop.
     
  15. Badrottie Suspended

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    If OP cares about the price than new Haswell/battery life/performance then OP should pull the trigger NOW. Or he can wait about 6 months or more for refurb haswell to show up at Apple online. :apple:
     
  16. DashGlobal macrumors newbie

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    How are the re-furbs usually?

    Like new or do they have some defects?
     
  17. collinmac macrumors member

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    i bought the exact laptop earlier in the week and i've been absolutely delighted with it.
     
  18. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Experience has taught me that technology rarely ever lives up to its hype. I haven't seen anything about Haswell that leads me to believe otherwise. Hopeful that it does, but doubtful that it will.
     
  19. calvol macrumors 6502a

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    Wait, or you'll be sorrreeee! Same machine will be cheaper in about 3 days!
     
  20. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Just wait. The refurb store has that model in stock often anyway and after Monday it will be cheaper.
     
  21. Jiggly Billy macrumors newbie

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    Apple has no restocking fees, so no worries there. And if the price drops after Monday, Apple price-matches for I believe 30 days after purchase.

    My parents got my sister a 15' MBP refurb for graduation last year, and when the mid-2012 MBP's, the price dropped on the refurb units $200! All they had to do was call Apple and they refunded the difference.

    So YES, I'd pull the trigger now!
     
  22. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    Do your research people!

    Research whenever you're going to buy a new electronic product, wether it's apple, alienware, samsung or a chinese fake airpad. Technology updates all the time, know when, and where to buy to get the latest and greatest, it could save you thousands of dollars.
     
  23. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    I could not agree more.

    That's why I said "If" :)
     
  24. joecool99 Suspended

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    what trigger? where ? on who? a suicide ?
    or are you simply intending to PURCHASE a computer.
     
  25. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    I think hes talking about a gun
     

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