UK - Cheap MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jamied95, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. jamied95 macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I'm wondering what the cheapest possible deal is to get a MacBook Pro 13" in the UK? Any help would be greatly appreciated :D

    Jamie
     
  2. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    Find a student and take them with you to your local apple store. jobs a good'un. otherwise check the referb models on the apple website
     
  3. ethical macrumors 68000

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    Ebay, Craigslist, Apple Student Discount, Refurbished Macs.

    You'll be lucky to find one for less than £650 though (used).... so it depends what you mean by 'cheap'
     
  4. NicktheNorse macrumors member

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    If you're travelling anywhere Dixons tax free at the airport sell MBPs for 85% of the retail price :)
     
  5. jamied95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I was hoping new and no more £700? Too hopeful?
     
  6. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    the student discount (not 100% sure what percent it is) will get you the base model MBP for £779
     
  7. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    I got my 13" base MBP for £730 on HE discount.
     
  8. pjazzy macrumors newbie

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    I suggest dixons online. I know it sounds weird but I found the 13" for £789. That's for the base model, 2.2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 160GB hdd

    Edit - The price seems to fluctuate, I think it depends on demand or something so worth checking back again from time to time
     
  9. Scarzy macrumors newbie

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    On a macbook pro 13" (base model) i can get a 13% discount as i go to college, so if you know anyone 16-21 in education (FE or HE) take them with you ;)
     
  10. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    I can get the base 13" on the FE discount for £729ish I believe. People who qualify for HE (university) get a bit of a larger discount, roughly 3-4% more. Students are allowed to purchase 1 x Notebook and 1 x Desktop on the discount each ACADEMIC year. So unless someone has bought a new one within the last week, just find a student (like me) who will buy you one, so long as you give them some kind of profit.

    Dixons online wants £819.90, so they do give a little bit of a discount (£80) on it. And as said, if you find a Dixons Tax Free in an airport (I am always using the one in Manchester Airport) I'm actually buying my 5th Gen iPod Nano in there when I'm next in there in 3 weeks (y).

    But to be honest... £700... You're looking at a used late2008 one to be honest..

    Good luck. :apple:

    EDIT: As I said, I just had a quick look on eBay, there's 2.0Ghz models of the Late 2008 MB on there, for £600-£700. Best I can find. Sorry!
     
  11. jamin100 macrumors 6502

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    3 days ago I purchased a NEW macbook pro 13 base model for £710 inc shipping.

    Got it from ebay and it arrived today and really is a great machine
     
  12. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

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    I've bought my last three macs at Dixon's Tax Free. It's brilliant!
     
  13. jamied95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Was from a business or just a one off seller?

    Does anybody know where you can get the last generation 13" MacBook Aluminum from for £700 (or less)?
     
  14. dennis123123 macrumors member

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    If I were you I would seriously consider spending the extra £50 or so and getting a brand new mid-2009 MBP (current generation)

    Theres many comparisons on youtube where you can really see the difference in the screens. plus of course the firewire, sd card slot etc etc.
     
  15. Trivial rock macrumors regular

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    You are technically correct about the limit of Macs a student can buy in the 1 academic year period, however in a 1 academic year period I purchased 2 laptops and 2 desktops. (I switched them regularly because with the discount I would lose very little (I made a profit on 1 or two of them!) ).

    So my advise is to grab a student buddy of yours who is at Uni for best discount. Get them to pay for it with your cash and buy them a pint!
     
  16. jamin100 macrumors 6502

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    It was brand spanking new. Just a one off seller who won it
     

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