MBP 2.4GHz = Discontinued Model!

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  1. megamouse macrumors member

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    I was in Currys on Greenwich peninsula today, saw MBP 2.4 GHz being reduced to 989 Pounds. Yup, 200 Pounds off the Apple price. The most significant thing is, the label next to it says "MBP 2.4 GHz, Discontinued Model"!

    but the 2.5GHz MBP didn't have label like that, they were not even on sale!

    Is it possible the new MBP we are going to see in a few weeks time will only have one configuration for each screen size??




    ah, btw the price was really good if you really need one now. I got mine 2 and half weeks, if not for the 59 pounds student Apple Care deal, I would have gone to Currys.

    At 989 pounds it's even cheaper than the offer for Uni students!
     
  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    The previous generation of MBPs had a 2.4GHz model at the top. So that is--and has been for some six months now--a discontinued model.
     
  3. megamouse thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't get a change to ask whether it is a Penryn unit or not, but for those who are interested, it's worth to ask. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yeah, since Montevina will have a 2.4 GHz option, it's hardly discontinued...

    But, yeah, all current models are pretty much getting old.
     
  5. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious, but how much do Penryn MBPs run normally in the UK?

    989 pounds~$1978 -> still pretty expensive o_O
     
  6. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    In France :
    MBP 2.4 : 1799€ = $2 603
    MBP 2.5 : 2199€ = $3 182
    ...
    so

    £989 = 1 249 € is definitely cheap ;)
     
  7. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Damn, that's pretty horrible o_O
     
  8. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    $2600.
     
  9. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to Europe and our taxes...

    In Poland there're practically the same prices for MBPs as in France, but you've to pay ~$125 more if you want matte screen. MBA is much more expensive though.

    iPhone is ~$825 without contract, but you can have simlock legally removed.
     
  10. Elrian macrumors newbie

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    I thought you could choose whether to get a Matte or Glossy screen free of charge when you buy a Macbook Pro...
     
  11. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    It should be so, but since there're no Apple Stores, resellers set the rules (and drive prices up - until the price drop earlier this month MBPs were even more expensive).
     
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  13. Elrian macrumors newbie

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    That's some bad policy! In France thankfully they don't charge for that and we don't have Apple Stores either prices are already high enough!
     
  14. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    You have Apple online store, which sort of sets the prices (i.e. there's no point in asking higher prices if people can buy it from Apple cheaper). I don't know about physical Apple Stores, but I really wish for online one for Poland.
     
  15. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    Currys online has no stock of Apple Notebooks, except Blackbook.
     
  16. mattydee87 macrumors regular

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    Same for PC World, most of the Macs are sold out except for the base ones (that's both online and in store - they simply say not available).

    I really hope they releasenew ones soon as I start Uni this week and I'm all set to buy a MacBook Pro!
     
  17. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    Some good refurb prices too at the Apple Online Store. No Pros under £1000 though.
     
  18. eXan macrumors 601

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    Seems quite similar to Russia:

    2.4 Ghz: 68300 r. = $2699
    2.5 Ghz: 83000 r. = $3280.

    US prices are ridiculously low! O_O
     
  19. Elrian macrumors newbie

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    It is because the US Dollar is also low! Won't be always that way but if you are going to the US now is a good time to buy a Macbook (well when they release the new models)!
     
  20. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    The price in Europe and the US is technically the same, however we pay a higher rate of tax.

    United Kingdom - 17.5% tax
    France - Similar
    Ireland - 21%
    US - Anywhere between about 2-12% not counting all the tax free weekends etc.

    Why? I guess the obvious answer is healthcare although I'm sure there are other factors.

    I was wrong about my $2600 statement, I neglected to mention that the exchange has weakened.
    The price in the UK is £1299 which is only $2400, Americans pay $2200 approx. after tax.
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah I bought stuff from Finland and I was charged there crazy high VAT and I couldn't get my taxes back.
     
  22. TraustiB macrumors member

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    MBP2.4 = 269.990ISK = $2.872
    MBP2.5 = 309.990ISK = $3.292

    Icelandic prices make me sad :(
     
  23. Elrian macrumors newbie

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    I bought my Macbook Pro 2.5 15400 HKD in Hong Kong that's 1980 USD or 1350 EUR! Bought it in March i think i got it even cheaper because exchange rate was even higher at that time!
     
  24. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    The base model MBP (2.4Ghz) sells here for 15490 Kr = US$ 2760 (pre VAT is US$ 2207)
     
  25. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    That's business. And since when has business ever been known to be consistently scrupulous?
     

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