What's with the crazy MB prices??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marc55, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. marc55 macrumors 6502a

    marc55

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    I've been looking to pick up a 2015 or 2016 13" MBP for a fair discount, and have been checking eBay and Swappa.

    The prices have been crazy with folks paying more than they can buy from a reputable seller like B&H or Adorama.

    I just don't get why anyone would pay more; it just doesn't pass the common sense test unless your are from NY where B&H is taxed, or NJ and NY where Adorama and B&H are taxed.

    I wonder if there are going to be better incentives after the holiday season?

    M
     
  2. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

    coolbreeze

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    2015's are considered "rare" these days and 2016's are, well, new. Troll Best Buy Open Box ones and straight up ask for an extra 20% off, end up settling for 10% off if they resist. I do this all the time. Some managers are open to negotiating, but not all (some get rude about it, some agree immediately). If it's missing the box or has a minuscule sign of wear, negotiating is much easier.

    Got my nTB base 13" open box for $300 off retail just by haggling.

    Or Amazon warehousedeals ("new and used on listing"). They are just customer returns. I also got a $2,799 15" that was "used" for $2,450 (after 5% Amazon store card discount). It arrived brand new, never opened...E ZEE was the seller.

    I've never paid full retail for anything.
     
  3. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    Since the release of the 2016 mbp the price of used 2015 units has shot up, a lot, like $200. I think a lot of people hear the performance of the 2016 is not a huge upgrade, the price up, and the issue with having to buy dongles, and decide to sit out the new units, for now.
     

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