What's the Best Apple related deal you've gotten?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by SamIchi, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    Someone give you a Mac for free or an iPod? Found a great deal in the Marketplace Forum? Great Deal on Craigslist? eBay? Please tell, cause I'm interested.

    I've just been looking through the Marketplace forum and craigslist a lot, although I haven't gotten one yet, I think I'll come across something good soon :D
     
  2. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    I got a CD Macbook on Craigslist back in October for $600. The guy said it was 1.83 Ghz and had a Combo drive, but when I took it home and checked out the specs more closely it turned out it was 2.0Ghz and had a Superdrive.
     
  3. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    £225 for an 800MHz eMac. It was just after the G5 PowerMac came out, they we're going for about £400 at the time and they guy needed to get rid because of his new purchase. It even came in the PowerMac G5 box, shipping was £50. :eek:
     
  4. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    a tangerine g3 iBook for $25 I bought from a friend... not too shabby there.
     
  5. gonyr macrumors 6502

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    craigslist - an ibook g4 1.07ghz for $180, about 6 months ago
     
  6. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Uh.. not really applicable to people looking to buy but I've had 4 Macs in my lifetime, 3 of them brand new, and only spent around $1200 total.

    iBook G3- used, $500 at a pawn shop.
    PowerBook G4- New, Won via scratch off card at Tiger night. $0
    Mac Mini- New, $700. Bought it for my family.
    MacBook Pro- New, AppleCare replacement to my PowerBook. $0

    I have weird luck. Heh.
     
  7. Nabooly macrumors 6502a

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    Got a 30gb ipod for free from a website. And then an ipod shuffle :cool:
     
  8. shecky Guest

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    like new, open box Powerbook G3 "Lombard" from CUSA for $250.
     
  9. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    wow, that's awesome, I hope in two years I can get a free new MBP of the current time


    anyway, my ipod photo broke 5 times so I called up applecare and they gave me a 5.5gen ipod, I was so happy! :D
     
  10. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    Bought a refurb isight at the apple store for $70

    sold it 2-3 months later for

    $230.00 on ebay
     
  11. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Ehh! My Photo broke twice and was replaced by AppleCare. Then it broke a third time 2 months outside of AppleCare. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Merf macrumors regular

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    I was with a friend at his friends house and the guy had a dead 12" powerbook 1.33ghz super drive. I asked him about it and he told me its just dead. I offered him 100 bucks for it and he accepted the offer. I figured it was the logic board and I could just buy one off ebay for 3 or 400. I took it home and booted it and it chimed I think 3 times maybe 4. I took out the 512 stick of ram and it has worked perfectly ever since. I gave it to my dad and he loves it.


    :apple:
     
  13. klymr macrumors 65816

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    A guy at school got a 15" 2.2ghz SR MBP for $200. He said it was owned by a business I think and they found out they couldn't use it and were just wanting it gone. His brother actually bought it and gave it to him for Christmas. It was only a couple months old.
     
  14. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I got a good deal getting my MBP and an iPod nano for $1700 no tax :(

    Guess I was wrong. Sigh.
     
  15. klymr macrumors 65816

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    Hey, I paid $3003 for mine, excluding my iPod, so I'd say you got a great deal. ;)
     
  16. pianoman181 macrumors regular

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    I got my macbook pro for the education discount + an additional $130 off due to a bug in the online apple store. When the SR MBPs first came out (and the store came back online), if you configured a MBP with a Glossy display, it lowered the price by $130, so I got the middle configuration for like $2160 i believe.
     
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    I recently ordered a refurb'd iMac from the the Apple UK refurb store and after using it for a day or so I noticed that it had an intermittent video fault, I'll cut a long story short by saying that after much cajoling with Apple I ended up getting a brand new iMac for the same price and a set of Harman Kardon Soundsticks II for free as a gesture of goodwill for all the inconvenience it had caused me :D
     
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  20. LizKat macrumors 68030

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    Last week or the week before at the Apple Store online, they had a few black or white 1Gb first generation nanos, refurbs, for 59 bucks a pop.

    I got one of each for gifts, I always thought their simple lines were so cool looking in the small, shiny black or white plastic form.

    But those models do scratch easily if you're not careful, so I also got a pack of nano tubes for them. I liked those for their pale translucent colors, they look quite different depending on whether you put them on the black or the white nano.
     
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  23. gothiquegirrl macrumors regular

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    I bought a refurb iMac this last week... Apple lowered the price the day before it arrived so they agreed to refund me the difference ($54)... BUT who ever issued the refund messed up and it didn't go through.. SO I called them again. They looked over my account and voluntarily gave me another $50 back for the inconvenience. So ,basically, I got my 20" Alu iMac 2.0 for about $899 (before tax). I think it's a pretty good deal, anyway. Especially since I'm a recent ( last 2 years) switcher.

    Ang
     
  24. sonictruth macrumors member

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    I won a free 5G iPod, 30 GB... from Microsoft! (Office 2004 for Mac sweepstakes) I believe it's a refurb, but I've never had a problem with it.
     
  25. marco114 macrumors 6502

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    Always getting deals..

    A few years back, a "Blue colored Mac with monitor $500". This was when the G4s had just come out, the Blue & White Power Macs were still very decent machines. I called the guy and he said the monitor was "Flat" but I figured he meant like a Sony Flat Faced Tube monitor.

    When I arrived, it was a Blue & White G3 Tower, with matchine 15" LCD. At the time, the LCDs still cost $999.

    I used the computer for 8 months, and sold it for $1200 total. Net Profit: $700.

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    I bought at the time a current Mac Pro with dual processor. Got home, unpacked it and it was a Quad. The computer was less than 2 months old. I paid $1000 less than the Apple Store price. Got that one off of CraigsList. (Locally). The Guy got it for XMas from his parents, and he wanted a PC.

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    Most of my other mac's I've bought new and sold within a year so they don't lose too much value and then I upgrade. Generally, it's not such a bad deal if you do it just before the cycle is about to switch.
     

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