I agree with that statement. I'll add that I don't believe a second hand/refurb will be that much cheaper because of the high demand.Unspeaked said:I disagree; it's rare that a product doesn't hit Apple's Special Deals section within two months of its release.
In fact, I think all the Intel models thus far have been up there in that span of time.
So based on that, I'd say in about a month...
But Refurbs aren't always returns, they're also floor models and machines that just plain broke, and we all know the stories about Rev A's...CEAbiscuit said:Still think it will take a while. Take a look at this thread in the marketplace:
Basically, because many of these Pros are going to be Built to Order, it's hard to return once you buy. I wouldn't wait around.. the discount won't be that much anyway.
That's barely cheaper then the academic discount. I normally see refurbs in the high end going for $100 more off the academic pricing.dex22 said:A good number of the refurbs are failed deliveries, or CTOs that had subsequent payment issues and card disputes. These units have never seen a customer's hands.
I'll predict an initial refurb discount of 9%.
That's what my money is on... also, after reading this thread I was thinking about the no returns on CTO systems and how absolutely stupid that is, especially now that the MacPro has exactly one standard model.Eidorian said:That's barely cheaper then the academic discount. I normally see refurbs in the high end going for $100 more off the academic pricing.
So an academic Mac Pro at $2299 and then the $2199 refurbished.