Welcome to 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion'

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by arn, Jul 31, 2003.

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  1. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Hi all,

    Due to the number of posts relating to purchasing decisions, I decided to split off a new forum to handle these questions.

    This is a place for you to discuss things like:

    1) Which model of Mac should I get?
    2) Talk about who has things in stock, and waiting for your orders
    3) Last minute web deals and discounts that you find.

    No commercial advertisements are allowed.
    No affiliate links are allowed.

    Do NOT post your questions in this thread. Please start a new thread in this forum.

    For hardware, be sure to reference the Buyer's Guide:

    For RAM, see the following MacRumors Guide:
  2. MacFan25 macrumors 68000


    Jan 5, 2003
    Good idea, arn. The other forums were getting cluttered with questions on what to buy, and this should really help.
  3. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    yup thanks, there have been a lot of threads especialy lately or whenever a certain line is moving out of date that the every other thread seems to be the same question/rant/complaint
  4. hugemullens macrumors 6502a


    Dec 15, 2002
    very nice, the ibook or powerbook and question and others like it really seem to pop up way to much, this hopefully can cut down on alike post and gives us a nice place to discuss buying options. well done.
  5. grrr223 macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2002
    Thank you Macrumors.com

    I'd just like to say this forum is awesome, and the buying guide is great. I am looking at buying a new mac, and was thinking to myself "Gee, I wonder if there is anywhere that maintains a schedule of when the different models of Macs have been updated over the past few years." Then I thought, "Hmm, what is my favorite Mac forum web site, oh yeah, Macrumors.com, I'll try them first" and

    BAM! There it is, everything I wanted to know. Thanks Macrumors.com
  6. Ellathinks macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008
    Great post arn. yeah in this forum maybe it can help you to think all your questions..:)

    I'm a newly member here and I'm sure that I'm very much welcome here.
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Note: If you are trying to find what is a fair price for your computer, don't post a thread in this forum regarding it.

    Those threads needed to be posted in the Marketplace Section of the forum.

    Can't find it?
    If you need additional resources, check out:
    Look around eBay and Craigslist. (Those are also two good places to sell, the latter then the former)
  8. AudreeArrington macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2009

    Its a very helpful site. Its a really nice one. Thanks for your information. :)
  9. rufus247 macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2009
    Quick question. I just bought a 1.6 ghz MacBook air used but in great condition for $850. Did I get ripped off?
  10. Corrode macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2008
    Calgary, AB
    Wrong place to ask this question. Perhaps you're new to forums?

    Go to the section you want to post in and click "Start New Thread", then ask your question there.
  11. rufus247 macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2009
    I am sorry. I thought this was the correct place. You're right. My apologies.
  12. Sophia.dicosta macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2010
    Good Idea

    :)WOW! Good idea to create a new thread for some urgent questions. also think that if we buy a new PC then i need some important information about PC hardware & services.
  13. jacobstext macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2010
    Need help deciding what computer to buy for college...:/

    hi i am going to be a music technology student at Indiana Universtiy...
    i am willing to spend up to 3K...
    i will be running logic pro 9, reason 4 (5 when it comes out), mostly...there is a chance that i might occasionally use max/MSP/jitter 5, ableton live 8, garageband, digital performer (5 i think?), and pro tools 8...
    i will also be installing windows 7 most likely later in a year or so...
    as well as having word 2008 (2011 version when it comes out) and iWork '09 ('10 if it comes out by the time i buy)...
    the computers i have been more fond of are the macbook pro series...and the 27" iMac.

    what apple do u recommend?
    what specs should i get?
    and finally WHEN should i get it? (should i buy now or later in june, july or early august?)

    i couldnt find a good place for this?
    its my first time dont get mad please.
    just bump it where it needs.
  14. AngelFir3 macrumors member


    Oct 21, 2010
    Hey there, I awaiting my new iMac. I have move most of my things to a external hard drive, it is FAT32 format. I'm worried the mac won't "see" it. Some help please :S
  15. sandro21 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2010
    Good idea, arn. The other forums were getting cluttered with questions on what to buy, and this should really help.
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