Canadian Pricing Predictions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ClassicBean, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    With new notebooks being released tomorrow (Tuesday, October 14th), any thoughts on what the pricing will be like here in Canada?

    Remember, current prices reflect a Canadian dollar valued at about 95 cents. Today, our loonie is worth a mere 86 cents.

    At that price, a $1999 MacBook pro in the states would be over $2300 instead of the $2099 it's priced at now.

    Since Apple tends to reconfigure their exchange rate whenever new gear is released, it should be interesting to see what happens.
     
  2. nope7308 macrumors 65816

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    Thank you for (rightly) bursting my bubble :(

    Without any evidence or reasoning to back up this claim, my intuition is that a base MBP will still cost about $2,000 CAD.
     
  3. ClassicBean thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm hoping they set the prices in stone on or before October 1st when our dollar was worth about 94 cents.
     
  4. nope7308 macrumors 65816

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    Although I hope for the same, I just can't imagine that being the case. Given the economic turmoil in the US, I think Apple will do almost anything to maximize profits. If I remember correctly, their stock was approximately the same price about a year ago.

    Come to think of it, I'm just happy I bought all my photographic equipment when the loonie was soaring at 99/1.0!
     
  5. im_noahselby macrumors member

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    I agree. Apple will choose to maximize their profits by bumping up the price of the Canadian MacBooks and MacBook Pro's to reflect today's values. :(
     
  6. ClassicBean thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well you never know. Apple has to set the pricing in advance of the release.sHow far in advance remains the question. Two weeks and we're golden.
     
  7. nope7308 macrumors 65816

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    I pray that you are right... my fingers are crossed and my credit card is ready (this will be painful) :)
     

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