Who can help me get a good cheap MBP 2017 or 2018

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  1. Adam1988 macrumors member

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    HELLO EVERYONE!
    I am trying to get a new macbook pro since i been stationed all my time with my imac.
    Will someone be helpful to be nice to me and guide me where i can get a cheap macbook pro 2017 or 2018?

    I never had a macbook pro and im looking to invest for the long run like 10 years or less for the macbook pro since i know apple has powerful components and also powerful software and HARDWARE which is the one that makes it last.

    I want to buy a macbook pro and willing to since i will move out to japan later if it happens if not i still need it to go mobile or on the go.

    I was deciding and made research for the macbook pro and also the ipad pro but the ipad pro wont offer the same as the macbook pro does.

    Just wondering i already made up my mind but before i go to best buy and get it and buy extra retail price, maybe there is a different solution to it.

    I was looking forward to buy it online in a safe place where you can buy it NOT RETAIL PRICE but to PURCHASE PRODUCT PRICE.

    Anyways if anyone knows a good site ill be more than happy to return the favor with specs and other quality help for any matter. thank you in advanced and have a wonderful day!

    :apple::):D
     
  2. SnacksGU macrumors 6502

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    Cheap price - Craigslist, LetGo, OfferUp, Classified, Family, Friends, Etc.

    If you could just go today and purchase a "cheap" MBP online that is where everyone would go. Supply & Demand control price. Not really a place to find a deal. Maybe purchase someplace tax-free or Apple refurb if you want new but want to save a few $s.
     
  3. bumbo macrumors regular

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    No such thing as a cheap Apple product. But you get what you pay for.

    Best place for me would be Apple refurb - you can use the tracker site Refurb.me (https://www.refurb.me/en-us) to check prices and get alerts.
     
  4. cap7ainclu7ch macrumors 6502

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    Best buy is selling the 2017 15" for $800 off (i7/1tb/16gb). Even have an open box for another $400 off. Good deal if you want a 2017.
     
  5. Adam1988 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks alot i know apple is not cheap but sometimes someplace do offer what others dont so thank you very much since my trip will be for several years even my whole lifetime span:)
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    Any best buy or selected
    Ones? Mmm now u made
    Me think twice! Lol
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    Thanks! I think refurbish items might fit my satisfaction since i have to prepare for a looong trip and many years to live in the other side of the country!
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    How can i check all that information?? Please help me do i just show the screenshot or thread to a best buy associate??? Mmm i really want to finish my prep. So i can be set for next year well January its around the corner yikes!
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Buying at the lowest price is a good way to get scammed.

    Good Apple products do not sell at cheap prices.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    I think given the design of the MBPs, with the butterfly keyboard, you will not get 10 years out of it

    As for the cheapest price, I'd recommend MicroCenter or B&H Video, on Black Friday, that's about the best price for a new MBP. Going to ebay, or craigslist for a new in box cheap laptop is an invitation to be scammed. As others have stated, Apple is expensive and if you find a cheap model out there, that will raise red flags.
     
  8. leman macrumors G3

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    I wouldn't. A laptop is not a long-term investment, its a tool with many potential complex points of failure. It degrades over time and is prone sudden failures. You have somewhere around 50% chance that your laptop will survive more then 5-6 years and round 70% chance that it will survive the 3 year mark. Never rely on hardware that is out of warranty, it could fail at any time and without warning, meaning an expensive repair on something that is probably already quite outdated. If a MacBook Pro is prohibitively expensive for you, but you still want to buy one expecting it to last long time — just don't do it. Way too risky. As in the famous quote from EVE Online: "don't fly what you can't afford to lose".
     
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  10. FlushedNotRushed macrumors member

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    If I'm correct, B&H usually has sales on BF for their previous year model MBPs correct? Not the 2018 MBP ?
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    Wait 4 weeks and you'll find out :)
     
  12. FlushedNotRushed macrumors member

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    :( I was going to buy the 18 15" MBP from B&H after Tuesday. Another 4 weeks is :( .

    If they had a BF sale on AppleCare+, I'll be happy :D
     
  13. Adam1988 thread starter macrumors member

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    what is bh?
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    im super lost please explain me what does BH mean its a site?
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    Sorry, I shouldn't have been so cryptic. B&H Video
     
  15. SnacksGU macrumors 6502

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    B&H is a good option. I don't know if its all states in the US. But B&H now charges sales tax for my state.
     
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