Welp, I stopped waiting...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MMcCraryNJ, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. MMcCraryNJ macrumors 6502

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    For months, I was gung-ho about waiting for the Haswell-EP refresh of the Mac Pro. I was saving up for the configuration I wanted (Stock six-core model, with the 512GB SSD, plus AppleCare).

    But after seeing the deal on Adorama, I just pulled the trigger, and just ordered the 1TB SSD from Amazon as well. All in all, I'm saving a bit more than $1200. That was enough of a savings to get me to stop waiting, plus now I have adequate storage.

    Inevitably, this means that a Mac Pro refresh will happen in 30 days, so for those still waiting, enjoy! I'm quite happy with my decision, and that I'm officially joining the Mac Pro family :)

    EDIT: Side question...does anyone know the best way to repurpose the 256 PCIe flash that I will have lying around? Are there any external USB3 or TB enclosures for it? Thank you!
     
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  3. bxs macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I also went for the Adorama special pricing. I got the MP6,1 with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Dual D700s + 3yr AppleCare + Apple TV + Free S&H for $5388.30.

    I've bought the 64GB (4x 16GB modules) from OWC for $799 and will trade in the stock Apple's 16GB (4x 4GB modules) to OWC for $100. Thus making the 64GB cost $699.

    Cost Adorama+OWC = $6087.30

    Compared to Apple Store's pricing for the same hardware the price would be including taxes some $7607. Thus a savings of some $1520 was realized.
     
  4. brand macrumors 601

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    Even more so if you count the tax that you didn't have to spend on that $1520 that was saved.
     
  5. MMcCraryNJ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup, that was a contributor to my decision as well. And I'm a student, so I was basing my cost from Apple with the included student discount. The deal was just too good to pass up.
     
  6. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    Why didn't you just send a PM to Welp?
     
  7. ilikewhey macrumors 6502

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    hahaha i think he meant well. with dragged p
     
  8. brand, Dec 30, 2014
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    That's my kind of humor.

    You made me go look to see if there was a MacRumors user named Welp and there is not. Then after I typed the word welp is showed up as not being spelled correctly so I then had to research the word with a quick Google search.

    That is from the Urban Dictionary so take it for what its worth. It was just the first Google search result.
     
  9. bxs macrumors 6502a

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    FYI... That $1520 does include the tax savings. :eek::)
     

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