Expercom Offering MacBook Pro With Touch Bar For Up to $225 Off With AppleCare

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    Apple premium reseller Expercom is offering some notable discounts on new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, including up to $53 off 13-inch models and up to $167 off 15-inch models depending upon the configuration selected.

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    The discounts are even steeper when an AppleCare Protection Plan is added. 15-inch models with AppleCare are up to $225 off, while 13-inch models with AppleCare are up to $117 off, depending upon the configuration selected.

    A limited number of MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models remain in stock, with the majority estimated to ship in 2-4 weeks. Prices are valid until November 26. For reference, here is Expercom's sales tax policy.

    13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

    - Build to order options for between $1,766.63 and $2,846.88 (up to $53.12 off)
    - Build to order options with AppleCare for between $1,950.37 and $3,030.62 (up to $117.38 off)

    15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

    - 2.6GHz Core i7 with 256GB SSD/16GB RAM/Radeon Pro 450 in Space Gray for $2,305.17 ($93.83 off, regular $2,399)
    - 2.6GHz Core i7 with 256GB SSD/16GB RAM/Radeon Pro 450 in Silver for $2,305.17 ($93.83 off, regular $2,399)
    - 2.7GHz Core i7 with 512GB SSD/16GB RAM/Radeon Pro 455 in Space Gray for $2,689.55 ($109.45 off, regular $2,799)
    - 2.7GHz Core i7 with 512GB SSD/16GB RAM/Radeon Pro 455 in Silver for $2,689.55 ($109.45 off, regular $2,799)
    - 2.9GHz Core i7 with 1TB SSD/16GB RAM/Radeon 460 in Space Gray for $3,362.20 ($135.80 off, regular $3,498)
    - 2.9GHz Core i7 with 2TB SSD/16GB RAM/Radeon 460 in Space Gray for $4,130.94 ($167.06 off, regular $4,298)
    - Build to order options for between $2,305.17 and $4,130.94 (up to $168.06 off)
    - Build to order options with AppleCare for between $2,548.04 and $4,373.81 (up to $224.17 off)

    (Thanks, Greg!)

    Article Link: Expercom Offering MacBook Pro With Touch Bar For Up to $225 Off With AppleCare
     
  2. Obi Wan Kenobi macrumors 6502

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    In the UK John Lewis are doing £100 off.

    You need to order online, and select in store pick up.

    They are doing it to price-match a competitor's promotion.

    When you search on their site, you need to specify 'Macbook Pro Touch' to get the new models to show up, otherwise only the old ones appear.
     
  3. le_steve macrumors newbie

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    "Ships in 21 - 27 business days"
    "Delivers in 24 - 32 business days"

    So Basically I have to wait almost 2.5 - 3 months to get ? No thank you
     
  4. Nick11Mac macrumors 6502

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    Good info, thanks. MacRumours need to start thinking a little more Globally!
     
  6. macmyworld macrumors 6502

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    Bummer Apple didn't include them in the sale today. Inventory is pretty good here and I still think they are overpriced.

    The B&H pricing on the 2015s is still the sweet spot.
     
  7. srsub3 macrumors 6502

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    It took courage to do this... btw this confirms that the margins on these are huge and demand is low imho
     
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    These are likely concurrent estimates. It's not going to take another 24 to 32 business days to deliver after it ships.
     
  9. 6836838 Suspended

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    As a 15 year-strong Apple customer, neither the iPhone 7 (with its lack of jack support and not much to offer over the 6S) or the pro laptop range (with zero upgradeability and a plethora adapters that would be required) are an option for me.

    I fear it'll be a long time 'till I next splash out on new Apple hardware. However, my Mid-2010 MBP with upgraded memory and SSD is still flying, albeit Sierra being the last officially supported OS. I'd kill for the retina screen though, so I'll probably end up going for an older model which can be upgraded and already has all the ports I require.

    It won't be long before Apple start to offer external keyboards with the touch-bar support. I may be in the minority here, but I do actually believe this is more than just a gimmick. From what I've seen, it's been extremely well implemented. I wouldn't be surprised in future MBP's ship with touchpads that operate in a similar way. Perhaps I'll hold out for these. I've no interest in a touch-screen laptop!

    Sad times.
     
  10. 0958400 Suspended

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    So, it is possible to have a black friday offer that does make sense.
    Anybody from Apple here? Please repeat after me for your Black Friday offers: SHAME. SHAME! SHAME!
     
  11. BlargKing macrumors 6502

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    Now consider making this permanent pricing. Its still a massive ripoff, but its a step in the right direction.

    Also if people are going to be getting these as gifts (because apparently people buy 3000$ computers as gifts) should include a dongle bundle with it. (say, a USB C to USB A hub, and an HDMI adapter) That way people can actually use their laptop as something other than a web browsing device.
     
  12. DevNull0 macrumors 68020

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    Not bad. That makes it only about $500 overpriced compared to the previous generation's value.
     
  13. macmyworld macrumors 6502

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    Brilliant. The new Black Friday Apple dongle pack. Great stocking stuffer.
     
  14. Pakaku macrumors 68020

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    Hey look at that, it's almost close to how they should have been priced from the start.
     
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    They should make a 3 pack. USB C to dual USB A, HDMI, and an SD reader. Then you can get the kit to get the same I/O functionality as last years model.
     
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    Someone could hand me one for free and I probably wouldn't want it at this point.

    Well. I would probably take it to sell and use the money to buy a new car. Depends what the resale value is on one.
     
  19. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

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    I see no discount on the build to order.

    I'm looking at 15" Space Grey, 2.9 GHz CPU, 16 GB memory, 256 GB storage, Radeon Pro 460 with 4 GB, and it's the exact same price of $2899 whether I get it from Apple or Expercom.
     
  20. TimCookMustGo Suspended

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    The New Macbook Pros are gorgeous, overpriced, and functionally limited machines that Apple should be ashamed of.
     
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  22. arefbe macrumors 6502

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    Pretty good discount for a computer I wouldn't buy anyway.
     
  23. donpaluh macrumors newbie

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    I just did the same for the 2TB SSD version: same price as Apple: $4,299. If I'm not mistaken, Apple ships for free. Also their website says you must be an existing customer. All that being said, since they are in Utah, you might get out of paying sales tax.
     
  24. TallManNY macrumors 601

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    The refurbished 2015s from Apple are cheaper still.
     
  25. Rookbird macrumors member

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    I agree. Everybody is discounting the MacBook Pros $100 or more but with Apple you get a "gift card". Big deal! Mark down the MacBook Pros!!!
     

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