Where did you get your MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stphnman20, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. stphnman20 macrumors regular

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    I know what MBP I want get. Just looking for a place that is cheaper (IE Amazon, Ebay, etc) then going to Apple. A few bucks here and there is saving money right?

    So where did you guys get MBP at?
     
  2. WardC macrumors 68030

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    I think you are looking in the right places. Amazon and eBay are the cheapest places I have seen when looking for new, sealed, unopened MacBook Pros....usually find them a couple hundred dollars cheaper than buying from Apple.

    I originally got my 2007 MacBook Pro from a local camera store that sells Apple computers, but I paid MSRP. I have been looking around, and I've decided that for my next one it's either going to be Amazon or eBay.
     
  3. pink.gumdrops macrumors newbie

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    I got mine from the Apple Education Store online a few months ago for the back to school promo. I just can't bring myself to trust eBay for something as important and expensive as a computer, even if the seller has five stars. I've been ripped off so many times before, even by sellers that look reputable. Amazon's prices are $50 more expensive than those of the education store, so it was a no-brainer for me.
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I got mine from the Apple Store using my education discount.
     
  5. stphnman20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What about Best Buy? Are they cheaper then going to Apple?
     
  6. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

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    I got mine for about 15% less than RRP from Apple, just called them, told them I wanted to get a MBP and said the magic line; "What can you do for me?"

    Won't always work, depends on who you get, but a lot of the time, they are more than happy to do something a little more to make you happy.

    Also, got a free magic mouse with mine.
     
  7. HighTopFade macrumors regular

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    I got mine from an eBay store who is an authorized dealer for Apple. At the time, there was Bing Cashback of 8%. I got immediate cashback of $127 + free shipping. If you can buy with some kind of rewards, get it that way.
     
  8. fcamara macrumors newbie

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    I'm getting mine in a local licensed retailer with education discount.

    The waiting time is killing me!!!
     
  9. WardC macrumors 68030

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    I am tracking a 15" 2.66GHz i7 Hi-Res MacBook Pro with the 7200rpm HD right now on eBay, auction ends today. Anything less than $2100 would be great for this machine. It's new, sealed, unopened. Bid is at $2055 now.

    Apple would charge you $2400 for this configuration, new.

    Edit: Bid is not up to $2200 for this.
     
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    Brilliant!
     
  12. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    You can get $200 off from the apple store using the student discount. Anybody can do it, even if you aren't a student.
     
  13. stphnman20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought that ended back in September? Or am I thinking about the wrong thing?
     
  14. WardC macrumors 68030

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    I was a student but I graduated in 2006. I still have my student ID. Will this work?
     
  15. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    hey i bought mine form the apple store, was extremely happy with the service =D
     
  16. Brinkman macrumors 6502

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    I originally got mine from the Apple Store with the student discount.

    However I think next time I"ll be getting it from amazon. You pretty much get the student discount without having to pay any tax. Double win.
     
  17. surfologist87 macrumors 6502

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    Lol my student ID is from 2004 and i scratched the exp date off and just flashed it to the guy and he was ok with it. He was pretty cool though.
    But yeah the student discount is pretty easy to get. Just find someone to come with you thats in college worse case scenario.

    Has anyone seen the "sealed in box" MacBook Pros on Craigslist?
    I would be wary of trying that but hey they are a couple hundred cheaper..
     
  18. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    bought mine refurbed from the online apple store

    saved me 200 bucks
     
  19. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I got mine from the Apple store and was very happy with the service.

    Cheers
     
  20. ldobson macrumors regular

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    Direct from Apple, straight from the factory. You know what you are getting.
     
  21. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    apple.ca....i told them i was a college student, got a free printer and saved 100$ off mbp.

    and the best part is IM NOT IN COLLEGE. TAKE THAT APPLE. :p:cool::D
     
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  23. paintballswimgu macrumors 6502

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    http://www.appleinsider.com/mac_price_guide/

    By far the best place to compare current prices from authorized apple retailers.
    macconnection, currently has that i7 15 in you were lookning at for $1970, you would just need to upgrade the harddrive yourself.
     
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  25. SBG macrumors newbie

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    Ebay for 200 under cost and it was a brand new 2.4 15 inch i5 just got it today. Love it
     

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