Canadian Apple Store sees significant price drops after update.

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  1. NXTMIKE macrumors 6502

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    MacBook price before: $1,149 Today: $1,099
    MacBook Pro price before: $1,399 Today: $1,299
    Mac Mini price before: $729 Today: $649
    iMac price before: $1,399 Today: $1,299

    $100 price drops are pretty big for us north of the 49th. :D
     
  2. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    These are the same price drops the US lineup got in the Spring. Back then they cut US prices and kept Canadian prices the same. :mad:

    Still, very nice to see. I've been eyeing the 13" MBP and keeping an eye on the refurb store for one. Now a brand new one with HE discount is the same price as a refurb - I'll have to wait and see if they adjust the refurb price accordingly. :)
     
  3. NXTMIKE thread starter macrumors 6502

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    or you could put in that extra $100 knowing it's brand new? w/e, of course it's up to you.
     
  4. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    $100 is a lot of money...refurbs are like new as well...they have new outer casing and everything...they just come in a different box...:)
     
  5. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Well, they're the same price right now, so obviously I'd buy new. But if they drop the price of the refurb by another $100, that would make it $1099 - that's a very attractive price for the 13" Pro. :)

    My bigger concern right now is that the MBP will get an update inside a few weeks. With the new MacBook, the Pro needs an update to differentiate itself better. So I'll wait, watch the prices, and see what comes of it. :)
     
  6. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    It's just Apple's technique of matching price to the current exchange rate, which they then hold for the next year. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

    For example, last October when the Unibody's were released, in NZ, the MAc line saw a practically 30-40% increase across the range. Part of it was Unibody, but a lot was the exchange, which was unfavourable for NZers at the time.

    Until today, the middle range 15" Mbp (US$2000) cost in NZ, about US$3000. No kidding. Today, the prices have again matched the exchange, so are much more reasonable - in fact, it looks as if the entire mac line has dropped by 20% in cost for NZers :D
     
  7. NXTMIKE thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah, I noticed that Apple only seems to update the international prices to the currency exchange rate only when they update/release new products. And for Canadians, the last time they updated their products, and updated our prices, our dollar wasn't that good.
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Aussie prices have PLUMMETED.

    13" MacBook Pro 2.26GHz:

    Yesterday: $1899
    Today: $1599

    Drop $300

    24" 3.06GHz (top of the line iMac):

    Yesterday: $3699
    Today (27" i5): $2599

    Drop $1100.

    Eleven HUNDRED dollars.!!!
     
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  10. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. If the Canadian dollar climbs above the US dollar then these prices will seem bad. If the Canadian dollar drops over the next year then these new prices will seem good.

    Greg
     
  11. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I think the AUS prices have dropped significantly for iMacs, normally everything on the US store is just a little more than half the price of the same thing in the AUS store.

    The iMacs are exactly 500 dollars more in the AUS store than the US store, I may be wrong but iirc normally it would be like 1000 or more!
     
  12. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Actually the Mac mini was $729, not $749 ;) It's nice to see that Apple is considering the stronger Canadian dollar for once.
     
  13. NXTMIKE thread starter macrumors 6502

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    fixed. :)
     

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