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MacBook Pro - Cheaper than Apple?


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ecomElectronics.com : Apple MacBook Pro- MB134LL/A

How can sites like this one offer macs at prices lower than Apple?
I'm sure i must be missing something, but if not, i got got.
Why order my next machine through apple?

Are these refurbished, it doesn't say so anywhere..
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They're advertised as new not refurbished. I just compared specs to the same machine offered by Apple on line. You're correct about the price difference.

I don't know why there is a large difference in price except maybe because the new line of MacBook and MacBook Pro computers will be announced by Apple tomorrow (Oct 14th). Apple has supposedly reduced the price for their line of portable computers so perhaps you should wait until you learn what the new prices are before ordering anything.

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What made me nervous is that on reseller ratings they had less than 100 lifetime ratings. They were mostly good mind you, but less than 100 would make me think twice about it.

I agree with chscag though, no reason to not wait till tomorrow. With the new line being announced, technically speaking you might be buying the older model (hence the price).

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I agree with chscag though, no reason to not wait till tomorrow.

Absolutely. I'm, unfortunately , not in the market for a new comp just yet, i just couldn't figure out how they could be so much cheaper. But i guess you're right it probably is that the current models will see big price drops/obsoletion tomorrow
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