Just customised the new Mac Pro: $36,976.04

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Hello.there, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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    That's 25,134.98 Euros.

    Should I click buy?

    Hmm, maybe not.

    :eek:
     
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  3. network23 macrumors 6502

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    Jobs better hand-deliver that, set it up and give you a cookie for that amount.
     
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  5. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep - extraordinary price, isn't it? A few quid more and you'd buy my house :eek:

    PS I should point out that's the price on the Irish Apple site (converted from Euros to Dollars) - it's probably $20,000 cheaper on the U.S. site.....but don't start me :mad:

    I was almost right - the maxed out price on the US site (with a couple of extras, eg printer and .mac subscription) = $27,340.90....about $10,000 cheaper!!

    Holy smoley.
     
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  7. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    That is bordering on obscene. $10000!!! I'd take a first class flight over there and bring it back myself and still have change left over for a MBP!
     
  8. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I couldn't believe that price difference so double-checked. Okay, this time I left out the second display, software, wireless mouse and keyboard, all the other specs are identical (ie as chosen on the Irish and US stores).

    Irish price: $33,075 (22,490 in Euros)

    US price: $24,446

    Incredible! The second display and software would bring the difference to over $10,000.

    Okay, if you were rich enough to afford this machine it probably wouldn't bother you too much :))) but that gap seems extraordinary to me. I know, I know, Apple products are always cheaper in the US than Europe....but by this much?!?!

    PS Wonder is the gap as big if you bought on the UK site?
     
  9. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Do you have to add sales tax to the US price? The Irish price (and the UK one) will include VAT.
     
  10. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    UK Price.

    Price: £14,731.90
    VAT: £2,578.08
    Subtotal: £17,309.98

    Ready to ship:
    3 - 5 weeks

    Free Shipping

    Specifications

    Two 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    32GB (8x4GB)
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 1.5GB GDDR3
    300GB 15,000-rpm SAS 3Gb/s
    300GB 15,000-rpm SAS 3Gb/s
    300GB 15,000-rpm SAS 3Gb/s
    300GB 15,000-rpm SAS 3Gb/s
    Two 16x SuperDrives
    AirPort Extreme Card (Wi-Fi)
    Quad Channel 4GB Fibre Channel PCI Express Card
    Mac Pro RAID Card
    iWork '08
    Logic Express 8
    Final Cut Express HD
    Aperture 1.5
    Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
    Apple Wireless Keyboard & Mac OS
    Mac OS X Server (Unlimited Client)
    Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
    Apple Cinema HD Display (30" LCD)
    AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro - Auto-enroll
    Five USB ports
    Two FireWire 400 ports
    Two FireWire 800 ports

    So every one get ripped off apart from the US. Nothing new here then.
     
  11. ktbubster macrumors 6502a

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    Just means it's time to visit relatives or friends in the US and book yourself a nice flight over here :) hehe.
     
  12. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Aaaaaah, THANK YOU for the invitation! Really generous. Okay, I'll be there on Friday - make sure you're on time to collect me at the airport. And make sure there are 100% cotton sheets on my bed, I don't do polyester. I like tea (no offence, I'll bring my own tea-bags), toast and boiled eggs for breakfast (boil them right - not too hard, not too runny). Make sure you take the day off work so you can drive me to the Apple Store and get me back to the airport on time. Excellent. See you Friday.

    PS How's the weather? What should I wear?
     
  13. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    My faecbook status as of a few hours ago: Jason needs R187,983.40 to buy a Fully Maxed out Mac Pro, donations welcome!

    Thast converted to South African Currency...
     
  14. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, sales tax has to be added to that US price alright, but I saw another thread that mentioned a configuration worth $26,190 where the tax was only $1,570....still criminally cheaper than Europe.

    If you were in India the maxed out version would cost you 1,294,720.890 Rupees. Crikey, you wouldn't want to be paying in cash. "One, two, three, four.........".

    I could PayPal you the .40 just to get you started?
     
  15. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    So Europe, still chuckling about the weak dollar now? :D

    10 grand is a simply scandalous difference...that begins to make it worth the risk of smuggling one from the states.
     
  16. 66217 Guest

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    It costs 32,245 dollars here in Mexico.

    Ouch:eek:

    The good thing is that we do can bring one from the USA.:p
     
  17. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    You could actually go a lot higher than that -- the MacPro can support up to 8 displays -- that's $14K right there, plus about $21K for the computer (with four *downgraded* video cards), for $35K U.S.

    But you might have a little trouble with the customs agents when you tried to cross the border with nine very LARGE boxes.
     
  18. nsbio macrumors 6502a

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    They should be selling these in boutiques in Moscow, with the main sales pitch being that this is the most expensive personal computer. I guarantee there will be lines of people waiting to buy those... :eek:
     
  19. Graphis macrumors member

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    Yeah the weak dollar means its better to buy direct from the US, not buy US products over here.

    As for your second point, anyone got a boat? :D
     
  20. psychofreak Retired

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    I wonder how many people will actually buy 32GB RAM from Apple with this. I guess somewhere under 20, its a ridiculous system they have going with memory, and it catches so many people who want just 1GB more, and can't be bothered to do it themselves. Shame on you Apple*.

    *I take it back, I love you really. Ok, lets just be friends. With extras.
     
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    If your house doesn't cost much more, I would hate to see where you live.
     
  23. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    i think you'd be surprised/horrified
     
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    Cry me a river. Do you think Americans can buy a bottle of French wine for the same price as a Frenchman?
     

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