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ValeTudoGuy
27-12-2014, 08:17 PM
Does anyone have any tips for getting cheap Apple products or point me in the cheapest direction of a good but used MacBook Pro.

Ideally 2.5gig CPU or faster and Ideally 16gig ram.

wayne_w
27-12-2014, 08:48 PM
If you know anyone who's at uni or college, you can get education discount. I think it's around15%.
If not..I know of a web address that mimics the uni campus address, to enable said discount..
I'm sorry to the mods if I'm flaunting forum rules, please delete this post if so.


Wayne

Sligub
27-12-2014, 09:00 PM
Apple refurbished with 2% cashback through quidco?

http://www.quidco.com/apple-store/
http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_pro/15
http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_pro/13

ValeTudoGuy
27-12-2014, 09:14 PM
Thanks guys Will check those out.

Trickle
27-12-2014, 09:35 PM
Thanks guys Will check those out.

I'm doing an MSC, so I get the student discount if I can help.

ValeTudoGuy
27-12-2014, 10:51 PM
:) thanks bud, I will let you know. Depends how quickly I can shift some stuff on as to when I can afford... That's why I'm trying to find the cheapest possible.

tommy
28-12-2014, 07:22 AM
I bought mine second hand. I actually bought it on eBay and it was nearly new. Think I paid 800 ish for it. I've had it over a year and never had any problems despite my rather er colourful web use [emoji16]

SilentBOb
28-12-2014, 08:55 AM
Try scrumpymacs or MacKing. Scrumpy is where I bought both my macbook pro and iMac for work. I use them for editing videos and they haven't let me down in 4 years.

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Timfy
28-12-2014, 05:04 PM
My last couple have been via salary sacrifice at work, which can work favourably as I'd planned to stay past three years.

Prior to that I've had a couple of Macs from the Apple refurbished site and all have been great. :)<script type="text/javascript" src="safari-extension://com.ebay.safari.myebaymanager-QYHMMGCMJR/404e43e0/background/helpers/prefilterHelper.js"></script>

ValeTudoGuy
28-12-2014, 05:12 PM
How does the salary sacrifice work? Is it like cycle to work?

Sligub
28-12-2014, 07:31 PM
How does the salary sacrifice work? Is it like cycle to work?


Exactly, cycle to work is a salary sacrifice scheme

ValeTudoGuy
28-12-2014, 07:40 PM
So my employer has to be signed up?

Sligub
28-12-2014, 07:48 PM
yep

ValeTudoGuy
28-12-2014, 07:50 PM
:( probably no good for me then.

Deano
29-12-2014, 10:21 AM
Reminds me I need to put my old one on ebay now work has got me one. Probably not to spec for you -i7 2.6ghz 8gb, mid-2010

tommy
29-12-2014, 10:39 AM
Sounds like the perfect machine for him Deano.

Special pricings for one day onlyings. A1 Best Genuine style MacBook only one thousands of English pounds. Thankyouplease.

Seriously though it sounds ideal.

Deano
29-12-2014, 11:29 AM
They're still going for quite a bit, thus might as well sell it if I'm not using it: http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Laptops-Netbooks-/175672/i.html?_from=R40&LH_BIN=1&_sop=15&_nkw=macbook+pro+2010+i7&LH_PrefLoc=1

ValeTudoGuy
29-12-2014, 01:48 PM
They really do keep their value, I think I'm going to have to get saving and selling some stuff. :(

tommy
29-12-2014, 04:40 PM
They hold good value cos they're good machines. Id say 600 for that model used is worth it, it's what I have I think.

Deano
29-12-2014, 05:29 PM
Yeah looks like they're going for 600-700, will try to sell it in next few days having wiped it

groundhog
29-12-2014, 05:32 PM
So that means the one I found for ya is a TOTAL bargain :biggrin1: