What is required to buy a Mac Book Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MrAtoBandMe, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. MrAtoBandMe macrumors newbie

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    I have never owned any Mac products before and I have no Apple Store account. The Mac Book Pro will be for my son for Christmas.

    Will I need to sign up for an Apple account to purchase the Mac Book Pro?
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    No

    Most likely he will want to create an Apple ID once he has the Mac.

    What are you looking to get? Lots of knowledge on here that may be able to help you.
     
  3. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Money?

    Cash, credit card or gift certificate.

    How have you purchased other computers?
     
  5. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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  6. yinz macrumors 6502a

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    Not really. You can buy a 2009 MacBook Pro for under $500
     
  7. jorgk macrumors member

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    Not to forget, one may consider AppleCare (extended support), make sure to have a backup solution (thus, an external hard disk and corresponding software; such as Carbon Copy Cloner - unless to rely on Apple TimeMachine only), an idea what additional software is needed (MS Office, Adobe stuff, etc.). These will add to the bill.
     
  8. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    If your son is a student, make sure you have his school and student ID number. Students rates are significantly less expensive.
     
  9. Svend macrumors member

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    And you can buy a 2003 iBook G4 for $80, but why would you?

     
  10. srminton macrumors member

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    Yes, you need to be a member of Apple Pi before you are allowed to buy a Mac. Ask any Genius in an Apple Store for details. If you mention the code word "crumble" you will get a nice discount.
     
  11. tom123 macrumors regular

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