I've never though of Apple stock this way.

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by soldierblue, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. soldierblue macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    In September 2008 if, instead of buying a Penryn MacBook Pro like I did, I had invested that money in Apple stock, I'd have made $8,500 as of Friday.
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Hindsight bias is biased.

    You can consider that for any stock / product. The thing is, you don't know how much the stock will do in the future, thus you didn't buy the stock at the time.

    Besides, the use of the MBP probably offered you at least some benefit (such as time gained from not using an older computer).

  3. sigmadog macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    near Spokane, WA
    In 2009, I paid $3200 for my Mac Pro. I think Apple stock was in the $300 range at the time. If instead I bought ten shares of stock, I'd have profited about $4000.

    Not bad.

    But, using my Mac Pro, I've made vastly more than that $4000 in three years.

    I think I made the better deal.

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