Buy now or buy later

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mikefly, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. mikefly macrumors regular

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    Heya,

    A family member is looking to buy a macbook and touch for her daughter as a birthday gift. (in december)

    For the next couple days, there's still the school special of a free touch -- BUT.. of course sticking these in a closet for 3 months is gonna end up losing value.

    So... pros/cons buying now or in December?
    --- does apple run decent sales for christmas?

    Thanks for any advice.

    Mike
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Black Friday sales (the day after Thanksgiving USA) will usually have better sales, plus it will be newer hardware.

    TEG
     
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  4. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Apple almost never runs a sale, they do however offer promotions (liked the iPod and Printer you can get for free) and student discounts. There will probably be a newer model, but nothing that's going to make it obsolete, and it will probably do everything she wants to do and more.

    Of course, if you get sold a lemon, you'd have a hard time getting a replacement.
     
  5. Willis macrumors 68020

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    I understand money issues can have a large factor in this but I don't recommend buying now for later. Usually on December 1st they have done a sale day when they knock a little off each item in the Mac range.

    The only reason I say this is because of updates.

    For some people it might not matter, but as a gift, it gains a little importance
     

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