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ThisIsMe

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Wow $2500 for the baseline model 2012 15 inch Macbook pro? Ouch. What are your thoughts on this?
 

Stetrain

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That's in $AU. Probably closer to $2000 in US pricing. I think Apple would probably try to aim for $1999.
 
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Stetrain

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neilpryde23

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ThisIsMe is referring to this list

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As several people have pointed out to me in the MacRumor's Article thread on this story, Australian prices are much higher than US prices and apparently the listed prices in the inventory image already includes 10% tax
 
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Stetrain

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Thanks! I hadn't seen that. AU$2499 = $2464 USD

Except that Apple doesn't price by straight currency conversion.

Currently the 2.4Ghz 15" MBP sells for $2199 in the US and $2499 in Australia.

So it looks like the new base model Macbook Pro will sell for the same as the current 2.4Ghz model at around $2199.
 
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Aldaris

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It's the 10% goods and services tax that's already included that tis throwing everyone off. I'm just glad me and the mrs should be able to stretch educational discounts for a while.
 
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thekev

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It's the 10% goods and services tax that's already included that tis throwing everyone off. I'm just glad me and the mrs should be able to stretch educational discounts for a while.

GST+ the fact that you guys always get ripped off when it comes to electronics. Many things just do cost more there as their pricing became that way in an era of a weaker Australian dollar.
 
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