How low will old Macbook prices go when the new ones are released?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mjmar, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    I love the white Macbook, and couldn't ask for more. No matter what that is the one I will purchase. I just want to know if it's worth the wait to buy it after the new ones are released. If the prices on the refurb store go down $100 or less, then I don't care that much. But, if it will be a huge difference in price then I will wait. Based on past experiences, how low do the prices get in this situation.
     
  2. cmuench macrumors member

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    Well I hope for my sake that the prices stay up. However the macbooks are selling like crazy now. That means their is alot in the market. I would say about 6months after the new ones come out their will be a noticable price difference. but it all depends on what the changes are.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Your supposition sounds about right. Macs aren't pieces of Dell; they hold their value for more than six months.
     
  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    How low will the price go? Depends on your buyer. :)
     
  5. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    Generally, I don't recall seeing huge price drops for the previous model when Apple updates an existing product
     
  6. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Macs tend to hold their value pretty well. The prices will go down a bit, of course, but it's not like your mac will just become worthless.
     
  7. mBurns macrumors 6502

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    I can't seen any MacBooks going less then $500 or $600. Especially when PowerPC machines are still going for $400-$500+. There will definitely be a $50-$100 drop in price when the new machines come out. That being said, it seems that all Mac models, whether they're Core Duo or any iteration of the Core 2 Duo don't seem to go under the $500-$600 point. It's all about supply and demand. There are a lot of people looking for a cheap alternative to purchasing from Apple and machines that offer a couple hundred off are what these types of individuals are looking for!
     
  8. jaylay0707 macrumors member

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    i was just in the market for one, and i haven't seen prices fall under 800ish.. i'm curious where all these $5-600 intel macbooks are (???)
     
  9. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    They'll go down about a hundred bucks. MB's are priced pretty low and
    there's less to lose than on a MBP.

    But many don't want all the likely problems associated with a major new
    release, so the older proven MB prices will hold up well.
     

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