Apple **RAISES** MacBook prices in the UK

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mike..., Oct 14, 2008.

  1. mike... macrumors member

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    I mean seriously, WTF? The most expensive was the Blackbook at £949, now the most expensive is now £1149.

    The white MacBook, whose price dropped in the US, has risen by £20 to £719.

    Apple talked of how popular MacBooks were with students, but raising prices is just going to deter people, especially given the crap financial situation in the world right now.

    Bad apple.
     
  2. MikeDTyke macrumors 6502a

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    Just saw this myself. Well they can forget growing the market in the UK then.

    What a crock. I was seriously considering a macbook til 5 mins ago.
     
  3. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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    Disgraceful

    I am really having doubts about these new ones



    Might run out quick and get the old ones
     
  4. toontra macrumors 6502

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    No firewire, same processor speed as my 2-year old MB, and MORE EXPENSIVE. Jokers. I was going to buy today - not now!
     
  5. mike... thread starter macrumors member

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    No need to be an ass. Clearly with only 2 minutes between the two threads, that one was obviously posted while I was typing. I did check before I started composing my thread :p

    Anyway, could a mod please lock this one?
     
  6. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    It's madness. I agree. I don't get the £20 up though!?!?! WHY?
     
  7. TheAngusBurger macrumors member

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    Same here. I was really looking forward to this event, but lack of Firewire and the horrendous prices has deterred me. Definately getting an iMac now...
     
  8. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    this gets me mad lol. my first mac and waited all this time now they raise the prices and still keep the white macbook.i can still afford the new macbook,but just barely. dunno which to get.save 250£ and get the whitebook,choices,choices lol
     
  9. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Yep its the bad exchange rate.

    Its gone from £1=$2 to £1=$1.70
     
  10. bartelby macrumors Core

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    It was to point OTHER people to the existing thread
    :rolleyes:
     

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