MacBook Pro Pricing Error on Apple.com?

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  1. DMC-12 macrumors 6502

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    So, I'm on Apple.com, in the EA Games section, and I see this price listed for MacBook Pros.

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  2. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Yeh can't actually buy it at that price though :(
     
  3. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Why not? If thats what they state than thats the price they will charge you...
     
  4. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Because when you click on it, it sends you to the proper Apple store, where the baseline model starts at $1999.
    Too bad. Would be a fantastic deal, otherwise.
     
  5. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Refurb MBPs are now as low as $1449, so perhaps $1699 was referring to the lowest refurb price at the time.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    The price on the Mac Pro is also wrong. It should be priced $500 higher.
     

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  7. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    no..thats the starting price

    and below is what is listed as $2799
    it also says up to 3.2
     
  8. closeupman macrumors member

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    That's true Eric, but in the EA section it says 2 3.0 dual core, it doesn't say STARTING with the single 2.8...it's misleading. If you downgrade to a single 2.8 w/less ram you'll get 2299.

    HOWEVER, there is no way to get 1699 for a MBP at the STANDARD apple store, so WHAT is up?
     
  9. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    That would a great price on the MBP, but if you called Apple they'd point you to some disclaimer about errors on the web page... As long as the store is right, they are good I suspect. But it is fun to dream.... :cool:
     
  10. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    I think you found a loophole. print it and bring it to an apple store
     
  11. Highway61 macrumors regular

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    I just checked the education discount, and the MacBook Pro WITH discount is 1799.00
     
  12. eXan macrumors 601

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    Also note that the screens show Tiger OS... So they didnt bother to update that page
     
  13. KJdanReuben macrumors regular

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    The Mac Pro specs are also wrong. It says 8 cores standard, but it only says it comes with two 3ghz dual core xeons. And it is the old graphics card.
     
  14. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    this must of been photoshopped

    4gbs of ram? for $1699?

    this is fake clearly?
     
  15. DMC-12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I posted a link to the page.
     
  16. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    the fact that tiger is shown on the macs is a definite sign that its a mistake...
     
  17. vultureboy70 macrumors member

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    That's a excellent catch. I'd definitely bring it to Apple's attention and try to score a new current model base MBP at that price. One possible thing this $1699 may be referring to is in the "Clearance" section of the Apple.com store where a new previous model base MBP is going for $1699. Otherwise I'd say this is a pretty big goof from Apple, wrong price(s) and wrong Tiger screens.:eek:

    @DMC-12: If you're in the market for a new Penryn MBP for $1699 then you'd better call Apple before someone else does!
     

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