MACBOOK's DOWN IN PRICE?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jetsetter, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. jetsetter macrumors newbie

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    I have just done a price check on the Macbook in White.
    A white Macbook with a 4gb memory and a 250 gb hard drive {top spec!} is now only £969.00 and the last time i checked the price with the same spec it was £1,169 or there about.
    I see a NEW MACBOOK on it's way,why else would the current model be so low in price?
    Let's hope that Aluminium Macbook will be announced very,very,soon!
     
  2. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    Same base price as it has been in the US store.
     
  3. AndyClarke macrumors regular

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    Price I got:

    Subtotal
    £858.73
    VAT
    £150.28
    Total
    £1,009.01
    Ships: 3 days Free Shipping
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

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    Probably due to Apple reducing the prices for the HD and RAM upgrades (though why anyone would buy them from Apple is beyond me) rather than the base price.

    I am not aware that the standard spec machines have changed in price recently.
     
  5. priller macrumors regular

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    The ram price has changed, the price of the macbook hasn't changedl
     
  6. bassanoclapper macrumors 6502

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    Also getting £1,009.01

    Though if you want 4 GB in a Black MacBook it's £1,069 when the specs are the same. Black plastic is more expensive than white? :confused:
     
  7. David G. macrumors 6502a

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    Search for "black tax" in these forums. It's a bummer that it exists really.
     
  8. CalmEnvy macrumors 6502

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    I know the dropped the price here in Canada by $100 with the latest revision. Not to sure about other countries but Canadians were do for one with the price of our dollar. Paying $150 more for a MacBook is ridiculous but $50 is much better.
     
  9. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    The black case is higher quality, any blackbook owner will tell you that.
     
  10. lamerica80 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah here in switzerland im pretty sure they just lowered the prices.
     
  11. MasterMacBook macrumors member

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    ahah
    WTF
    since when is black plastic beter than white
    u guys are just bias and racist.
     
  12. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Actually, the WHITE MB is the way to go. Just as good and the price makes
    much more sense.

    I would buy the white one if they were the SAME price. Looks better.
     
  13. lamerica80 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. White ones more ipodish and fresh, blackbooks greasy, toylike, not cool. Get a white one and upgrade later to a 320 gb HD (100 bucks).
     
  14. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    :apple: (black) is beautiful. :D
     
  15. jetsetter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :apple: {White} is cool!
    Aluminium will be even cooler.;)
     
  16. iceman1234 macrumors member

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    Everyones knows steve hates black, he wants to make it less desirable to get a black computer...
     
  17. bassanoclapper macrumors 6502

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    I prefer the BlackBook and have a black iPod Video. At least there's no discolouration, though fingerprints are more noticeable

    I held off buying an iMac when an Alu finish was touted
     
  18. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Don't be HATERS! BlackBook = MacBook, WhiteBook = MacBook, "Can't We All Just Get Along?" --- Rodney King (Following the Los Angeles Riots):eek:
     
  19. illidian macrumors 6502

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    As others have noted, in the US the base price has not changed, but hardware upgrades (RAM, HDD) are much more reasonable than they were in the past.
     

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