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daniep01
May 12, 2008, 07:48 AM
I have just visited the UK online store and noticed a 'new price' icon on the MacMini page, is this new?

1.83GHz - 399.99
2.00GHz - 499.99



OllyW
May 12, 2008, 07:50 AM
No, they've had those prices for ages.

MacSA
May 12, 2008, 07:58 AM
That's a bit naughty of them....people going to the online Apple store will think they're getting a good deal :eek: They should be 299/399, maybe even lower in my opinion. :mad:

Zygon Gambit
May 12, 2008, 08:00 AM
It's not there now. Are you sure you didn't mistake the 'New' sticker from the iMac next to it?

daniep01
May 12, 2008, 08:20 AM
I can still see it, using this link:

http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/wa/RSLID?nnmm=browse&node=home/shop_mac/family/mac_mini&sf=w2YF4JXY4AHCAJCDF

ditzy
May 12, 2008, 08:28 AM
I can still see it, using this link:

http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/wa/RSLID?nnmm=browse&node=home/shop_mac/family/mac_mini&sf=w2YF4JXY4AHCAJCDF

It says new price with me as well, even when I don't follow your link. That's really naughty of them as it's exactly the same price it alway has been.

D4F
May 12, 2008, 08:29 AM
I can still see it, using this link:

http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/wa/RSLID?nnmm=browse&node=home/shop_mac/family/mac_mini&sf=w2YF4JXY4AHCAJCDF

There's a 'new price' image there so you might be right.
I wish they would do same in the US. I need a few of those.

kevinbal
May 12, 2008, 08:37 AM
Lol, lets hold off on the mini price drop until next week. I've got mine on eBay right now and I'd like to get the most I can towards my iMac purchase ;)

stomer
May 12, 2008, 08:39 AM
I wonder if the Mini's price is indeed about to drop. If that's the case, is it being EOL'd prior to WWDC?

kevinbal
May 12, 2008, 08:44 AM
My guess is if foreign markets saw a price drop its purely due to price correction on the even-weakening exchange rate of the dollar. If anything, we'll see a price increase in the states ;) Since, you know, Apple isn't making as much on the mini any more.

sananda
May 12, 2008, 08:45 AM
patrick at apple store chat says:

One moment while I check those details for you.
you are correct, the mac mini has not decreased in price
But the hardware that you can upgrade in this
has been lowered making the overall price of an upgrade cheaper
RAM and HD upgrade prices are now cheaper.

stomer
May 12, 2008, 08:48 AM
One moment while I check those details for you.
you are correct, the mac mini has not decreased in price
But the hardware that you can upgrade in this
has been lowered making the overall price of an upgrade cheaper
RAM and HD upgrade prices are now cheaper.
If that is the case, then it's extremely cheeky to put 'New Price' on a page that doesn't contain any items whose prices have decreased.

I wonder what trading standards would have to say about that.

sananda
May 12, 2008, 08:49 AM
If that is the case, then it's extremely cheeky to put 'New Price' on a page that doesn't contain any items whose prices have decreased.


i agree.

ditzy
May 12, 2008, 08:51 AM
patrick at apple store chat says:

One moment while I check those details for you.
you are correct, the mac mini has not decreased in price
But the hardware that you can upgrade in this
has been lowered making the overall price of an upgrade cheaper
RAM and HD upgrade prices are now cheaper.

That still seems deceptive to me. If you bought either of the standard models without configuring at all you'd still be paying the same amount as you did before the sign went up.

ale500
May 12, 2008, 12:17 PM
The prices in the German store where lowered in two steps (:confused:), first to 507 Euro and then to 499 Euro for the 1.83 Model, while the refurb 1.83 remained at 528 Euro (!!!!), now the refurb is the same price as new. In the case of the 2.0 same thing happened, but the refurb is 50 Euro cheaper than new.

Edit: Keyboard and mouse still weights at 98 Euro, up from 70 or so when the white keyboard was out.

Aegelward
May 12, 2008, 12:19 PM
Can't but help feel that its a little unfair that stores using the euro get a price drop when the UK store doesn't, especially since the pound is worth a bit more, ripoff britain eh?

sananda
May 12, 2008, 02:10 PM
patrick at apple store chat says:

One moment while I check those details for you.
you are correct, the mac mini has not decreased in price
But the hardware that you can upgrade in this
has been lowered making the overall price of an upgrade cheaper
RAM and HD upgrade prices are now cheaper.

actually i've just checked these supposed cheaper ram and hd upgrade prices and they are exactly the same as they were before.

i called in to query, they are going to find out what's going on and call back tomorrow.

CortexRock
May 12, 2008, 02:35 PM
Just went in to the Mac Mini store page, and once you click on 'Select' to get the configuration options, the price is listed (for the 1.83GHz version) at 398.99... so it is 1 cheaper than before!

MacSA
May 12, 2008, 04:41 PM
Just went in to the Mac Mini store page, and once you click on 'Select' to get the configuration options, the price is listed (for the 1.83GHz version) at 398.99... so it is 1 cheaper than before!

I'm pretty sure they were always 398.99 though. But they are always advertised as 399. So thats 1p away from the 399 price tag, if they were 399.99, they would be 1p away from 400

ditzy
May 13, 2008, 05:09 AM
Am I the only one who thinks that a penny drop in price doesn't count?

MacSA
May 13, 2008, 05:25 AM
Am I the only one who thinks that a penny drop in price doesn't count?

There hasn't been a penny drop in price.. it was always 398.99

Zygon Gambit
May 13, 2008, 05:41 AM
Very shabby of Apple IMO.

phatspider
May 13, 2008, 05:43 AM
Just had a chat :

-Good morning
-on the mac mini page t says 'new price' but pricing hasnt changed
-i'm about to order one -but should i hold off - is the price coming down soon?
-The price hasn't changed but the specs have been improved.

You think she maybe accidentally let it slip - or you think she's just clueless?

MacSA
May 13, 2008, 06:19 AM
The iMac also has a BIG "New Price" sticker on it on the store front page. I think it's Apple being a bit crafty rather than a sign of anything new.:mad:

EDIT: I think the top 24" model price came down a bit, so ignore my comment lol

sublunar
May 13, 2008, 06:40 AM
Just had a chat :

-Good morning
-on the mac mini page t says 'new price' but pricing hasnt changed
-i'm about to order one -but should i hold off - is the price coming down soon?
-The price hasn't changed but the specs have been improved.

You think she maybe accidentally let it slip - or you think she's just clueless?

I just checked myself and a bloke said it was a mistake from a few weeks ago when the iMac was changed. He's asking for that flash to be taken off the site so check back later.

I read into that the following:

1. That flash has existed on the Applestore since the last time there were new prices for the Mini. They just accidentally made it live the last time major changes were made to the Applestore.
2. The next Mac Mini could follow the same form factor as the current one with perhaps a price adjustment to go alongside the inevitable Santa Rosa spec upgrade.

A Santa Rosa upgrade means a new motherboard which is an opportunity to change the form factor to match the Time Capsule and AppleTV footprint. We know the Time Capsule accepts a 3.5" hard drive so I'd like to see the next Mini come equipped for the extra storage.

Brad Gamma
May 13, 2008, 06:46 AM
Just had a chat :

-Good morning
-on the mac mini page t says 'new price' but pricing hasnt changed
-i'm about to order one -but should i hold off - is the price coming down soon?
-The price hasn't changed but the specs have been improved.

You think she maybe accidentally let it slip - or you think she's just clueless?

hahaha

I hope she was just slightly stupid and let something slip, instead of being incredibly stupid. Maybe she was just used to people asking about the iMac and didnt think.

ralnar
May 13, 2008, 08:22 AM
Actually, there was a price drop, just not in the US.
I think it dropped by around 10% in most EU countries (not UK?).

Maybe the New Price sticker is globally set, by default or mistake?