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    Default Just Looked At A MBP At Best Buy

    Just got home from Best Buy and their sale and saw a nice MBP with 13.3 inch screen 500GB HD and 8GB of memory for $1,129.00. It had some great features and all I needed being my first Mac.

    ​I will be sleeping on it and maybe pull the trigger next week. What does anyone else think?
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    To borrow a phrase from sport shoe ads... Just do it.
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    I would go for it. You can't go wrong with a MacBook Pro. I've had mine for 4 years and it still runs like new. Everyone I know with Windows PC's 3-4 years old are having issues already. Get your Mac and switch to the full Apple lifestyle, you won't be sorry!


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    You also have 15 days (I believe) to use it and return it if not satisfied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguarr40 View Post
    I will be sleeping on it and maybe pull the trigger next week. What does anyone else think?
    I'd jump on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by CG68 View Post
    You also have 15 days (I believe) to use it and return it if not satisfied.
    I don't know anyone who has returned their Mac. Ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CG68 View Post
    You also have 15 days (I believe) to use it and return it if not satisfied.
    You're correct. 15 days on MacBooks and most other electronics.


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    Default Re: Just Looked At A MBP At Best Buy

    I know Keith and I wanted to when I was there but I am the kind of person who has to think on it believe it or not when I am shelling out the much money. Heck I could have gotten a new iPad 4 and not even think about that...

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    Default Re: Just Looked At A MBP At Best Buy

    That's going to be sometime before that happens and I know about the PC deal but I have had mine that I have now as my desktop fpr 2 years and it was custom built by a well known company and I have never had any trouble with it. In time I will switch over but for now a MBP and then go from there.


    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    I would go for it. You can't go wrong with a MacBook Pro. I've had mine for 4 years and it still runs like new. Everyone I know with Windows PC's 3-4 years old are having issues already. Get your Mac and switch to the full Apple lifestyle, you won't be sorry!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CG68 View Post
    You also have 15 days (I believe) to use it and return it if not satisfied.
    You are right, That is what they told me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    You're correct. 15 days on MacBooks and most other electronics.


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    Unless you're a Silver level RewardsZone member in which case you get 45 days. #mootPoint #macsarenotreturned
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    Why do you want a Mac in the first place? I use PC's at school, and am happy with them. Still using a 5 year old netbook at home when I need a PC. Only reason I ever bought a Mac was my other job...but I don't do anything with it that I couldn't do with the PC - I'm not a video, music, or image editor.

    If you just want it because it's a Mac, you really need to consider the $$$$. $1200 today for a MBP that will last you 4-5 years. $700 today for a PC that will last you 3, and another $700 in 3 years for the latest, greatest that will last you another 3. Weigh it hard, my friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguarr40 View Post
    Just got home from Best Buy and their sale and saw a nice MBP with 13.3 inch screen 500GB HD and 8GB of memory for $1,129.00. It had some great features and all I needed being my first Mac.

    ​I will be sleeping on it and maybe pull the trigger next week. What does anyone else think?

    Take out the card and swipe it. You wont regret it. I just bought an Air and I couldnt be happier. You might want to consider that new ones should be out soon, but if you are not one to embark on the never ending chase of the having the latest, go for it. Great value. OSX rocks, this I say after 7 years on Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguarr40 View Post
    Just got home from Best Buy and their sale and saw a nice MBP with 13.3 inch screen 500GB HD and 8GB of memory for $1,129.00. It had some great features and all I needed being my first Mac.

    ​I will be sleeping on it and maybe pull the trigger next week. What does anyone else think?
    I love my Mac... switched in September 2010... looking back now, I wonder what took me so long to pull the trigger. One note though, if you were pricing at BestBuy, understand that they have a sale going on now - $150 off the regular price of all Macs... so waiting until next week will cost you $150 (not to rush you decision)...
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    They are selling off the old stock to make well for the new Haswell stuff.


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    Default Re: Just Looked At A MBP At Best Buy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguarr40 View Post
    (snipped) but I am the kind of person who has to think on it believe it or not when I am shelling out the much money. (snipped)...
    There is nothing wrong with that. It's your time, your decision and your money. Just keep in mind that the sale will end at some point.......so use the time, decision and money wisely...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    I love my Mac... switched in September 2010... looking back now, I wonder what took me so long to pull the trigger. One note though, if you were pricing at BestBuy, understand that they have a sale going on now - $150 off the regular price of all Macs... so waiting until next week will cost you $150 (not to rush you decision)...
    The Apple Store Specialist was actually the one to to tell me not to worry about making a decision today as they are always on sale and I could more than likely get that price nest week as well.
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    Default Re: Just Looked At A MBP At Best Buy

    I'm in the same boat I have a windows laptop that like never gets used maybe once every two weeks but I would really like a iMac to have for a main house hold computer for my kids etc we all have iPads but a iMac would be a nice for all the other stuff


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguarr40 View Post
    Just got home from Best Buy and their sale and saw a nice MBP with 13.3 inch screen 500GB HD and 8GB of memory for $1,129.00. It had some great features and all I needed being my first Mac.

    ​I will be sleeping on it and maybe pull the trigger next week. What does anyone else think?

    I was in a similar place as you just over a year ago, and heres a tip. best buy usually offers and exclusive model, where it has all the above specs that you mention, except it has a 750GB hard drive. thats the machine that I'm typing this on right now. I'd inquire, its only $50 more for 250 more GB, worth it IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by EauRouge View Post
    I was in a similar place as you just over a year ago, and heres a tip. best buy usually offers and exclusive model, where it has all the above specs that you mention, except it has a 750GB hard drive. thats the machine that I'm typing this on right now. I'd inquire, its only $50 more for 250 more GB, worth it IMO
    I appreciate that but I am not worried about 500 over 750GB hard drive as I can tell you now I will not come anywhere near filling the 500GB. I have a 500 in my PC now and have over 2 years more than half free space. Thank you though for the mention.
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    I was talking to 'D earlier about this and we spoke about getting just a MacBook not a Pro but going to the Apple website only available is either the Air or a MacBook Pro but no MacBook anymore that I can find. He has just a MacBook that he said he would get again if his died and that was a thought with me but i suppose not the case for me. Either the Air or the Pro.
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    Default Re: Just Looked At A MBP At Best Buy

    To add to the above that I just remembered was that I don't like the idea that the HDs in the Pro and not the SSDs but the Sata drives are only 5400rpms and to get 7200 you have to get custom from Apple meaning more $$$$$s
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    Also check out the Apple Refurbished store. I can see a MBP 13 for 1019 but with 4gb RAM. You can get 16gbs of memory for around 80 I guess.
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    Default Re: Just Looked At A MBP At Best Buy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguarr40 View Post
    I was talking to 'D earlier about this and we spoke about getting just a MacBook not a Pro but going to the Apple website only available is either the Air or a MacBook Pro but no MacBook anymore that I can find. He has just a MacBook that he said he would get again if his died and that was a thought with me but i suppose not the case for me. Either the Air or the Pro.
    They haven't had a regular macbook (non-pro) since 2009 i believe.

    Keep in mind that the non-retina MBP's can have both HDD and SSD in them at the same time...it's a nice option for the 2011-2012 MBP models.
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    These are my exact sentiments.....never really understood why MBP were really pricy......mac users...enlighten me on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoneguru9 View Post
    These are my exact sentiments.....never really understood why MBP were really pricy......mac users...enlighten me on this.
    The part that makes them pricey is the build. They are put together better than almost any other laptop you can find. Beyond that...it's name brand. I still prefer Windows 7 to Mountain Lion.
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