Wednesday, January 18, 2017

It's Official: I saved ₱18,000 on my 2016 Macbook Pro Purchase


Now that the cash rebate from BDO Visa Gold's "The Great Online Shopping Rebate" promo has been credited to my BDO credit card, I can officially say that I saved close to ₱18000 on my 2016 13-inch Macbook Pro without Touch Bar purchase (as compared to the ₱84,000 SRP). While majority of the savings came from BDO credit card, I also have to thank B&H Photo, Shipping Cart and BPI credit card for the additional discounts.

macbook pro unboxing

Initially, I paid $1,399.00 (equivalent to ₱71,449.39) for the MBP and ₱4276.08 for the shipping cost to the Philippines, for a total of ₱75,725.47 (Note: Shipping cost already reflects the 15% discount from BPI credit card and Shipping Cart worth ₱418.27).

b&h photo order summary

shipping cart summary

But thanks to the BDO Visa promo, I got a cash rebate of ₱7,144.94. I also got a $50 refund from B&H Photo, equivalent to ₱2,548.01, on top of the $100 Cyber Monday discount they gave for the 13-inch 2016 MBP. That brings my total cost down to ₱66,032.52.

bdo great online shopping rebate promo

And before I forget, B&H Photo also gave the Parallels Desktop app for Mac worth $79.95 for free! I can actually sell the electronic license and have more "savings", but I'd rather keep it at the moment (as a Mac first timer, I might need it in the future to run some Windows-only programs).

Prior to the MBP purchase from B&H Photo, I was already considering buying the Early 2015 model of the 13-inch Macbook Pro because of the steep price of the 2016 base model (₱65,000 vs. ₱84,000). But since the Early 2015 model went out of stock that time, I had to consider the 12-inch Macbook and the 2016 non-Touch Bar model (which wasn't released yet in the Philippines that time) I'm glad that my curiosity lead me to the B&H Photo website, a trusted photography online store. The timing of the BDO Visa promo was also perfect. Because of these, I got the latest model of the Macbook Pro for practically the same price as the older one. :) I'll talk about the B&H Photo and Shipping Cart experience in a future post. 

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