Amazon Mistakenly Sells the New MacBook Pro at a $500-$800 Discount

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  1. MICHAELSD, Nov 14, 2016
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    On the system's first day of pre-sale, Amazon had mistakenly sold the new Macbook Pro models at a heavily-discounted price as low as $800 under the sale price Apple had set on its own store. Both of the highest-end Touch Bar models were listed at prices even lower than the system's starting price, with the upgraded $1,999 512GB 13" model going for $1,499 and the $2,799 512GB 15" model available for pre-order at a cool $1,999.

    I wouldn't be too hard on whoever made this mistake as these prices do sound absolutely spot-on. $1,999 for the 15" model with 512GB of flash memory would have been in-line with my expectations of the price and configuration Apple would offer for the new MacBook Pro, give or take two hundred dollars.

    The lucky customers who managed to pre-order the systems at such a steep discount will indeed be receiving their orders in a gracious move by Amazon, with a limit of one per customer.

    In a separate incident, Amazon accidentally offered a varying discount across the line:

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  2. seabee3 macrumors newbie

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    I believe there are a couple of other threads about this from a couple of weeks ago.
     
  3. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'll need to check but those were probably about the pictured accidental sale prices, not the $500-$800 price mistakes. Amazon screwed up twice with the new MacBook Pro's price already :confused:.

    Edit: don't know how I missed that thread the first time. As in, when it was originally posted. lol
     
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    Nope

    Was first about the $800 mistake. Was posted when it was live on Amazon website. I got one - via Slickdeals...was posted there first.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...on-update-discount-no-longer-offered.2010063/
     
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    Still no date for my 15 high end model
     
  7. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    I'd just like to say I don't approve of this, purely out of jealousy.

    Shame....shame...shame..
     
  8. nnicot macrumors member

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    Hopefully they ship this out before the next gen model comes out :D
     
  9. vmartines95 macrumors member

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    Same here--got the same configuration. Previously spoke with an Amazon rep earlier this month and they stated my order should be delivered before this month's end. Placed a separate order for the same configuration with Apple at full price. If the one from Amazon takes too long to arrive I might just return it as I'm very anxious to start using it :D
     
  10. Daniel L macrumors 6502

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    I would've purchased if it was that price originally. $2800 is just too steep. I'd be ok with having Iris graphics over the Radeon 455 as well.
     
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    Dont forget holiday return period. You can return the one from Apple until Jan 8th (I think the 8th) - January something.

    Also Amazon reps have no idea when they will get them :) at least I'm convinced they don't know.
     
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    Totally forgot about holiday return period! Thanks for reminding me--should be receiving the one from Apple sometime next week so I'll use it in the meantime and hopefully the one from Amazon gets here before Jan. 8 :)
     
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    I don't think pre orders are eligible for the holiday return period, it started after November...
     
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    Return it and then buy again and return again. :)
     
  15. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    How about buy it if you need it and not abuse the return policy?
     
  16. Isa Al macrumors member

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    I read that third party retails like Amazon will start shipping on the 17th. is it true?
     
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    Yes that is an option as well! :)
     
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    That's what I heard as well, but none of the third party retailers have given updates on delivery dates. Best Buy preorders guaranteed a delivery date of Nov. 16 l, but following other threads on this site, there has been no movement on those orders. Hopefully we see some sort of movement soon...
     
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    Bwahahahahaaaa love this!!
     
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    Glad I could provide some entertainment :)
     
  22. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'll buy the one from Amazon off you.
     

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