Saturday, October 27, 2007

Buying a New Mac

Most of the people reading this already know this, but to those who don't, here's an important public service announcement. I just bought a new Mac. No, wait, that's not the announcement. The way I bought it is.

Instead of just going to the Apple site and buying it, I joined the Apple Developer Connection first with a Select Membership. This membership gives you preview software, developer tools, and some other cool stuff. It also gets you a hardware discount for 1 system per year. Aha! The membership cost me $499. But, the discount on the laptop I bought saved me around $750. Not only did I get a bunch of extra stuff for year (the ADC goodies), but it saved me money in the end. I tend to buy a new laptop every 18 months, so even with a yearly subscription to ADC, I come out exactly even with the money, and I get all the Apple software goodies to boot. Sounds like a good deal to me!

1 comment:

David said...

What is the advantage of buying the membership every 12 months instead of 18? I would think that going 6 months without, 1/3 of the time, wouldn't be so harsh.