Price Drop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Exist2Inspire, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. Exist2Inspire macrumors member

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    Are there any plans for a MacBook price drop in the near future? I am saving at the moment for one and want to know if the wait will be shortened by a drop in price.
     
  2. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    i hope for a price drop when the C2D come out, but cant see it being too much of a drop
     
  3. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Apple doesn't drop prices, they only replace old models with ones with improved specs, giving you more bang for the buck, but the buck stays the same.

    However, when this happens I think many resellers drop the prices on the old models to get rid of the stock and I also think that the Apple refurb store drops the prices a little as well.
     
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Like the case with the new Apple Cinema Displays? Oh wait, yeah, they were updated and slashed in price.
     
  5. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Forgot about those, but they were an exception and that was also because prices were dropping in the whole industry. Do you see computer prices dropping on average? I don't.

    In the 6 years that I have been following Apple they have never cut prices on their computer model levels more than $300 on the very high end model, $100 on the low. They also usually brought prices back up a couple of revisions later.

    What I am saying is that it is more than safe to assume that the prices will remain unchanged.
     
  6. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    well, that is one example. The iPods are another example. But for the majority of cases, the hardware prices remain fairly stable. The PowerMacs/Mac Pros have plummeted in price (a few years ago they maxed at $7500 aussie dollars, now they max at around $5200), but other computers have become more expensive (Mac Mini used to be $800, now is $1000). My prediction is, a price drop may happen, but don't bet on it.
     
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  8. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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    Whaddaya mean? I just maxed out a Mac Pro at $A21,600... :p

    But yes, prices on computers have plummeted - see this old Nextbyte email from 3 years ago... http://www.nextbyte.com.au/mail/feb.htm - the maximum price on a Powermac was $5700, compared to $4000 today for the standard config. Laptops have fallen even further...
     
  9. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has dropped prices multiple times in the past. They've also increased them more than once.
     
  10. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    well i was refering to computers, not supercomputers :D
     
  11. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    Apple's Pro Hardware (including the iMac) has seen signifcant drops in price lately, however at the other end, the Mac Mini (was £339 then £359 now £399) and MacBook (iBook was £699) are more expensive that 12 months ago.
     
  12. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I doubt they will drop the price on the Macbooks. They are already inexpensive.
     
  13. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    They also came with more features (AirPort and Bluetooth etc).
     
  14. Exist2Inspire thread starter macrumors member

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    Not when you're 15 and your only source of cash is a £25 a week paper round!
     

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