Wow just got a Macbook for 1199 with 18 months no interest from bestbuy

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by amrk47, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. amrk47 macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2007
  2. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
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    Pro? Air? White? Aluminum? Hope you're not a journalist.
  3. amrk47 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2007
    i hope you are not either

    all macbooks are aluminum now except for one

    the proper terminology is macbook

    but just for you I got the macbook "aluminum"
  4. dextermorgan macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2008
    I hope it's not a Best Buy employee. 1199 is a good deal for the 2.0 aluminum model. Be careful with that financing though, deals like that can bite you in the bum if you don't pay before the deadline (which may not be 18 months exactly).
  5. amrk47 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2007
    no im not a employee
    goto its there
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I thought it was all aluminum or are you taking into account the older plastic MBs they still offer?
  7. amrk47 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2007
    they still offer one plastic model
  8. whiskers macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2008
    You are asking if simply saving $100 is a good deal, and then you're getting "smart" with a legitimate question?

    Apple launched new white MBs too. What's the "proper terminology" on that?
  9. amrk47 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2007
    show me one site that has the new macbooks with $100 off?

    thats what i thought
  10. whiskers macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2008
    And you show me that stranger's opinions on saving $100 deserves a *high-five*.

    The real point of your thread is that Best Buy has a sale, and you bought one.

    (but not evry1 goes to colege!)

    I know.
  11. amrk47 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2007
    i goto college and apple only offers $50 off

    now what?
  12. whiskers macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2008
  13. frogcat macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2007
    what's with the negative in this thread?

    And yeah that's an okay deal, but you could have ordered online and got one for around $951.

    Ebay Buy it Now for an authorized seller = 1279
    Ebay 10% discount promotion = 1151.1
    Using Microsoft to buy your Mac (Live Cashback $200 discount) = 951.1

    And that's no tax, free shipping.

    Hey whiskers, I'm in college too. Call me kewl.
  14. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    You didn't know there was no other macbook beside THE macbook?!?! COME ON!! outrageous... what is this world coming to!! :p

    And to the OP.. be specific.. there are plenty of stores (including Best Buy) still selling the White or Black Macbooks... last time i checked those were still called Macbooks..
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    i guess it is

    valid question as theres a mb old style, mb aluminum mba and mbp. his reference of hoping you arent a journalist is reffeering to your lack of being specific

    i dont quite get the point of your smart arse comments here.

    he must be. op why did you post this thread and then arent very civil:rolleyes:
  16. amrk47 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2007
    the 10% off ebay coupon doesnt work with the Macbook, I tried
  17. staccato83 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    Apparently. ;)

    In regards to the OP, thanks for posting this. Even though I bought my 2.4 Al macbook last month with the education discount, the Best Buy deal is still better with $150 off.
  18. whiskers macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2008
    awsm dude!

    I used eBay live search cashback on ~$1100 worth of Apple gift cards back when it was 30%. Of course the seller had to make a profit too, but I ended up saving about $300 after .edu discount.

    good deal?
  19. amrk47 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2007
    yup no problem

    I would pay 200 more just to buy it from a creditable store, rather than some person on ebay
  20. the mac geek macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2008
    It does work, it simply doesn't work for your account. I got the top end Macbook for $1235 after the coupon and live cashback.

    I bought from an eBay power seller, which is just as good as your so called "creditable" store. Mine arrived perfect, no issues at all. And after your price with tax, I paid less than you for a better machine. Wow! So no, you did not get a good deal. It is actually a pretty bad deal given what else is out there.
  21. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    Best Buy creditable.... Hmmm, gotta' think about that one.:p
  22. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    Some friends fell for a deal like that at Best Buy and they had to pay some crap at the end off had I can't remember what it was called, but it was 150 or so.. insurance maybe? but Best Buy never told them about it.
  23. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    Regardless of what others said, I think you got a great deal. You can't beat a hundred bucks off a virtually new product + 18 mo zero interest. Congrats!! Just make sure you read all the fine print on the BB deal and don't get ripped off.
  24. SelfMadeCelo macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2008
    Tulare, CA
    That's not bad. I amazingly got a three week old 2.4Ghz alum MacBook for $800 w/AppleCare.
  25. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    1199 what? Rand? Yen? Pounds? Gold beans?

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