I'm looking at buying an Apple Macbook Pro pretty soon and was wondering the cheapest place to get one. I'm intrigued by eBay as it appears I can buy a 17 inch model for around £1,300 which is $2,580. This seems great and the seller/s are well rated and have sold a number of them, but it still seems a little TOO good.
So any advice would be greatly appreciated
ps i mention Mark Knowles as i know hes the laptop man lol
LOL - I bought mine in the US and shipped it over. With the exchange rate as it is right now, you can buy a brand new one from Apple US for $2799 - which is £1425
New ones from Apple UK are £1799 so you can save about £ 200 after shipping.
I'm not sure I would trust an ebay seller who says they are selling new ones for that price.
Apple rarely get discounted though
tell me about it, ok I'll look into the shipping from US option but it is just so tempting to go with eBay. Say he or she was a genuine seller on eBay would I get the same rights/warranty/applecare for a new one as I would buying directly from apple?
Funny. When my dad's book was published (not sure about now, several years later), it was cheaper to buy it on Amazon.co.uk and have it shipped to the US than to buy it on Amazon.com. Who knows how these things work.
If you call the US Apple Store, you can get a discount on apple care, you can also get a discount for being a teacher or a student, plus they have a $75 discount. My father ordered a mac book pro directly from Apple (over the phone) and paid $25 more than the same refurbished product.
It depends on if it is new or not. Apple give a warranty from the day it is sold - either through them or one of their resellers. I would ask the ebay guy for the serial no, and then check with Apple. I can tell you from personal experience that the Apple care is well worth the money.
Also, the Apple care over rides the original guarantee, so if they are not covered with that, the Applecare will.
AppleCare is fantastic. It's a little pricey for a notebook computer, but its completely worth it. The cheapest place probably IS ebay. However, I'd still say that the best place to buy it is in the "Sale" section of the Apple store's website, where you can buy a refurbished notebook for a discounted price.
Buying a $1700 notebook on ebay makes me a little nervous.
Yeah I've seen the refurbished apple site looks ok but their t&cs make me a little skeptical for example you don't know what kind of condition it going to been in, says minimal but thats in their opinion if im buying something i want it in perfect or near perfect condition.
I'm going to look more into the eBay ones and then possibly pay for apple care but if i get my new job i may just buy one straight from Apple..
thanks for your help guys
THE BEST PLACE TO BUY ANY APPLE LAPTOP IS AMAZON.COM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They sell new apple laptops lower than any other place, and you can get a rebate.
So check out amazon.com and let me know if you can find it anywhere else cheaper
Exchange rate. The dollar is looooow right now so it works this way. Give it a few years and it will be the other way 'round. I must admit I'm surprised about the book - the UK had some pretty draconian price controls on books until just recently.
Look at the prices on this website
Interesting array of laptops and prices.
About the "falling dollar" mark, (not to change the subject) but no one appears to be as concerned about that as we consumers are nor will any of the political parties do anything constructive to improve the situation! (sorry, sore subject)
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Since you are not in the US I would suggest a refurb from the apple store. They are a lot cheaper and just as good. And in most cases they were the brand new most advanced Mac a few weeks ago.
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