Thursday, February 10, 2011

How I found a stellar deal on a great MacBook Pro

Last week I received a new MacBook Pro. For about 1 year at work we've been saying "we need to figure out how to support Mac's". Well, that time has come, and a couple weeks ago I used the following method to get a great deal at Calvary. I thought it would be worth putting down in written form:
  1. Make sure your church is part of the Willow Creek Association.
  2. Use the WCA Apple Store to get discounted pricing.
  3. Buy a refurbished Mac (after using the WCA link, it's on the lower left)

Resources and tips to use in making your decision:
  • Prayer!
  • (great insight into what works, and how to buy wisely)
  • Don't buy any of the Hard Drive or Memory upgrades from Apple. Get them from OWC instead!
  • Buy AppleCare from B&H, not Apple (B&H is cheaper).
  • Common sense (think it through and get a second opinion; ignore the Apple ads)
In all, I was able to save ~15% on the price of a MacBook Pro, which is a stellar deal on an Apple product.


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