MacBook price drops ??? refurbs just dropped today

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  1. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

    EarthDawn

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    Well my girlfriend has been watching them everyday and this morning they dropped down to 699 and up.
    Thats $150 less then they were for munths and as recent as last night !
    So the refurb macbook for $849 dropped to $699 ...

    Wonder if this is in preperation for the NEW ones are gonna finally drop to the $899 mark

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook
     
  2. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    Nope.

    Look at the specs, that macbook is an older version, made apparent by the Intel graphics.

    Still... not a bad deal if you're not gaming or anything graphic intensive.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    yeah the old models are always gonna be dropped in price considerably.
     
  4. EarthDawn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know how long ago they upgraded away from the intel graphics ?

    I know these 2 have dropped $50 since last night...
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB403LL/A?mco=MjE0NjI4NQ
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB404LL/A?mco=MjE0NjI4NQ

    It just seemed odd that there have not been any for less then $849 in months and just days before the conference there are "less expensive" versions available.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Nothing new, Apple is trying to clear inventory up. Not because of new models, but because at times they can reach a high inventory level, and having such high inventory can become costly. So they'd rather sell those a tad cheaper just to clear everything out.
     
  6. donga macrumors 6502a

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    those are great deals at 699, 899 and 999 if you're in the market for one and aren't a power user.
     
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    I have a refurb Macbook Air rev A and it looks brand new. No marks at all. What is an Apple refurb? Previously owned systems that have been returned? What does Apple do to them to get them looking so nice? The thing looks like it hadn't ever been touched before I got it.
     
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    Wow, that's $150 less than it was yesterday. That's a pretty awesome deal for the 2.1 MacBook.
     
  10. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    They upgraded the graphics when they introduced the Alu MBs. So not terribly long ago, but long enough to see an appreciable difference. Still, if your gf just needs a day to day computer and doesn't plan on playing video games on using FCP etc... then that's a really good deal for a Macbook.
     
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  12. EarthDawn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent... thank you for the info I feel much better now as it is day to day computer for her and she plays no games.
    The model she got was $749 as it has the super drive and 2.0 GHz & 2GB of memory.
    It did drop since yesterday from 849 down to 749 today so all is wonderful in the house as I will get to use my 12" PowerBook G4 again ;-) It has been on almost 5 years straight now and runs as strong as ever. I only shut it down when we go on vacation and when I changed the HD about a year ago.

    Ohhhh and she will get it before the weekend !
     
  13. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...its just prep for when the new whitebooks start hitting the refurb and the price point they will put it into the section for...
     
  14. EarthDawn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok... well now that makes a lot of sence.

    I did not think of that one !
     

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