Macbook discounts: Post Christmas

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by FerrariFormula1, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. FerrariFormula1 macrumors newbie

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    With retail sales down about 20% this year and knowing that Apple is not insulated from this recession, does anyone think the Macbook will be discounted in the coming weeks? I know historically sales are typically best around back to school time, but this is sort of an unprecedented situation.
     
  2. BayouBengal macrumors regular

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    In short. No. Want a discount? Go to the refurb store online.
     
  3. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    I doubt it..The only time Apple discount their computers are during Black Friday and during the summer you can get a discount if your a student on their online store up to $200 off. This is what I know of...and their refurbs too
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    0% chance of any further discounts from Apple this year.
     
  5. FerrariFormula1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, not even entertaining the possibility? Almost every retailer in the US is providing huge discounts, why wouldn't Apple follow suit? This is the worst retail environment for years, and I'm sure Apple will be struggling to keep up sales.
     
  6. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    actually, apple is still on top on amazon, so I dont think they need to lower the price to sell macbooks. Your best bet is black friday :(
     
  7. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    While the industry is slowing down as a whole, Apple's growth continues as more people adopt their products over the previously dominant competition. Their sales have been mostly flat year over year with a bit of growth in some areas. They don't need to cut prices.
     
  8. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    As far as I could tell, Apple and Tiffany were the only stores not having a sale the past few weeks. Check Amazon for a good deal. I think I got the best deal on a MB over Thanksgiving, but I believe they are still offering rebates. And no tax is a quick 8.5% discount!
     
  9. goldfronts macrumors member

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    yep :apple:
     
  10. skubish macrumors 68030

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    People don't buy Macs because they are on sale. Personally, I am appalled that Wal-Mart will be selling the iPhone.
     
  11. mariov macrumors member

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    You can't expect a cheap mac... macs are cool cause they are expensive. :D
     
  12. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    IMHO that is the one thing holding them back ;)
     
  13. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    should have got a macbook black friday...nice 7% discount...
     

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