2011 summer is the time to buy macs... not now.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hcho3, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    By summer, apple will release Mac OS lion. None of macs are going to come with lion. it will come with SL. How much will be the upgrade? Probably 129 dollars.

    Apple will offer back to school promo again and offer ipod touch for free. It retails for 229 dollars. Even if you are not student, you can find someone who is in your family..

    129+229=That's like 350 dollars you could have saved. If you don't want iPod touch, you can always sell it ebay and you can get like 200 dollars for unopened item.

    Apple has a good chance of updating MBA by WWDC 2010. So, what does it mean!?

    I don't think it's the time to buy MBA or any macs until summer 2011. I am not trying to piss off early buyers, but those of you who are holding out for better specs or w/e. What do you all think?

    If you are rich people, then fine. Good for you all, but I don't think anyone can laugh at 350-400 dollars. When it comes to buying MBA, I think it is best to wait. Thoughts?

    I can already feel the laser beams are going to come at me from early buyers.
     
  2. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    dfadfs

    i wont be purchasing lion, i will be downloading it free of charge from the multitude of online websites available. number 2. You can always wait for things and there is always something new coming. I buy the new thing, wait for the next new thing, buy that and sell my old thing. Instead of spending money on things like applecare i instead use that money to buy the next-gen product.
     
  3. Durious macrumors 6502

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    If it were February - April right now than you might have a point but considering the length of time your talking about waiting to get some deals I'd rather buy now and enjoy my new product. Aside from that I already got a new iPod touch with the iMac I bought in the summer... but I sold cause I have an iphone 4 :p
     
  4. antster94 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have a MBA so am not biased here.

    Look at the MBA Buyer's Guide. A refresh is definitely not going to happen by summer 2011.

    Snow Leopard was cheap. Very cheap. It will be more like $40 or so for Lion, Apple OS updates are nowhere near as expensive as Windows.

    And for the iPod Touch deal, yes you can save some money by getting a free iPod, but it's ages away. Hardly worth it.
     
  5. ssb333 macrumors member

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    I agree! I was thinking the same, but I just can't wait. Needed one now.
     
  6. HardLuckStories macrumors regular

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    but i can afford it, so why wait? and by the time summer comes i'll have had 7months playtime with the air
     
  7. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    By this logic, you should never buy a Mac other than when the Back to School promo is running.
     
  8. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It's because both school promo and lion are coming out almost same time. That's all. Last year, I just bought it because SL was only 30 dollars. I have feeling that Lion will be almost 99 dollars or higher like 129 dollars.
     
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    First - I personally don't think waiting until some undisclosed date of summer '11 is worth holding out on a notebook purchase if you need or want one now. Who's to say there won't be any delays anyway? Even if it came out immediately when summer begins, that's 7-8 months away!

    Second - No, not everybody is a student or has one at their disposal to use to get a student discount. I've been out of college for eight years, have no other students in our family now, and have no friends that are students. There goes that super savings.

    Third - You really think there's going to be a refresh by WWDC? That's probably around just eight months from now.

    Fourth - What's being rich got to do with anything? You don't have to be rich to afford one of these things. Some people save money to purchase things. Some people sell their older products to help subsidize new purchases. Some people just have a decent job. What's $300-400 over the course of a year when there *might* be a refresh... $0.82 - $1.10/day. I bet plenty of people spend that kind of money (or more) every day buying coffee before work, etc.
     
  11. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Fine! There goes iPod touch and 100 dollars.
     
  12. EthanNixon macrumors 6502a

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    It will be the same price as Snow Leopard, Apple never raises their price standards.
     
  13. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Uh.....
    Leopard to Snow leopard was really just minor update.
    But, SL to lion seems like a lot more. So... 29 dollars sound like real dream.
     
  14. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm buying a computer, not an operating system. if I was to wait because there was something coming out i the next 6 months I wouldn't buy anything.
     
  15. ingramLee macrumors regular

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    Damn! Cant believe I missed out on that iTouch! I guess ill just have to deal with my lousy iPhone 4.... :cool:
     
  16. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    No time to wait. I need the machine now.

    If the deals are compelling in the summer, I'll revisit the purchase.

    Something new and shiny is always just around the corner.
     
  17. madoka macrumors 6502

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    Wrong! I've looked at historical trends and concluded that the best time to get the MBA is 2025. By then people will be simply giving it away for free, much like how you can't give away a 486DX or a Mac SE right now. You must be pretty rich to spend $1000+ when you can get it for free by waiting.
     
  18. ingramLee macrumors regular

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    And I really doubt they wouldnt ship new Macs with Lion once it releases. I think a month after SL came out they were shipping with that?
     
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    Not everyone is a student. There will always, ALWAYS be something around the corner.

    Once you join the waiting game, you will always be part of it.
     
  20. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have iphone 4 as well. I will sell it on ebay to make money of my future iPod touch.
     
  21. KPOM macrumors G5

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    By this logic, you should never buy a computer because 8 months later there will always be a better one for less money than the one you have.
     
  22. ingramLee macrumors regular

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    I sold my scratched (thanks to Incase Slider Cases) 3GS for more than when I paid for my iPhone 4. And I plan on doing the same when the next and best iPhone comes out :cool:
     
  23. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    It all depends on an individuals needs, Certainly someone who wants the MBA or needs a new computer is not going to wait around 7-8 months just to save $500 bucks. This makes sense for someone who has no need for a new computer right now though. But I dont think it has anything to do with being rich, cheap, or broke.... just a matter of need and want.
     
  24. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    But if it's so important to save $350, surely it's just as important to save $229, right? Therefore you should only buy Macs during the promo.
     
  25. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    So which is it, do you steal it (free) or buy it?
     

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