If only the MBP was $600(NZ) cheaper

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RabidRabbit, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. RabidRabbit macrumors newbie

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    The title says it all really.

    If it was around $600 cheaper down here in New Zealand I know Apple would be inundated with sales. The amount of people i've met who say they'd get a mac if only they weren't so expensive. Its always the same. "I'd love one but for the price I can get a Dell" etc etc.

    Come on Apple. Lower the prices to a more competitive amount!
     
  2. Kaupa macrumors regular

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    Hey, just buy a refurb one or a last generation MBP!
    I got mine for 1000€ less than before the penryns came out and still saved about 200€ to a refurb one...
     
  3. RabidRabbit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its an idea but when you;re going to get one which is to be your main workhorse, most (i for one) will want to get a brand new one.

    Oh well. Time to start saving those pennies I guess :)
     
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  5. Alex72 macrumors member

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    Agreed -- I'm kind of in the same boat, though current generation ones do show up in the refurb section every now and then for a few hundred dollars (US) cheaper.

    What I'm mainly interested in is some definitive tests that show whether or not SSE4 provides a big enough boost for me to not look at a previous generation model for ALLOT less...

    A.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I was going to say, "If it's $600NZ cheaper it would be called a Dell."
     
  7. RabidRabbit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    $600 cheaper would still make it more expensive than a Dell, but around that price it would be a much better contender.

    If it was $1000 cheaper then Apple would be in trouble because everyone would buy one! They wouldn't be able to keep up with demand!
     
  8. RabidRabbit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey, thanks for that! i`ll give it a go.
     
  9. ruskiwi macrumors member

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    They're still more than they cost in the US. What I don't get is - they all ship from China anyway, right? It's not like they're cheaper in the US because that's where they're assembled...
     
  10. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    First of all, they'll spend at least an extra $100 on anti-virus/firewall/spyware software.

    Second of all, show them iLife. You don't get anything like iLife with Windows. There's another $100.

    As for the rest of it, explain how Mac OS is like a Lexus and Windows is like a Hyundai. Unless they're a Hyundai fanboy, they'll understand. You get what you pay for.
     
  11. ruskiwi macrumors member

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    More like: Windows is like a Lada... which reminds me... you know why they have those window heater strips on the rear window of a Lada car? It's to keep your hands warm in winter when you're pushing it... :D
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Explain why I have heat strips on my Beemer? ;)
     

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