Hi everyone, Firstly, many thanks for reading my question. I have never owned a Mac of any description and, after a great deal of thought and a previous advice topic on this forum, I recently decided that I will purchase a MacBook. However, I thought it best to purchase the new 2016 model, given that it has taken Apple so long to bring about a new instalment. In other words, I didn't want to purchase a model that was essentially on its way out in terms of technological sophistication, even if it was new out of the factory. However, whilst I expected that there may be a price hike of some measure, I didn't expect an increase of over £1,000 for the 'fully loaded' MacBook Pro. The previous MacBook Pro came to an amount of £2,709, whilst the new version comes to a grand total of £4,049. Incidentally, this price does not include any additional software such as Final Cut Pro. Whilst I was begrudgingly willing to spend £2,709 on the previous MacBook, I almost feel insulted that Apple believes that a laptop can genuinely be worth in excess of £4,000. However, even in spite of this, a small portion of my mind is willing to consider parting with this kind of money if people here can advise me that it is indeed money well spent. My rationale behind even considering this is that I intend to keep the machine for in excess of five years, hence my reasoning for wanting to go for a fully loaded model that will last till or in excess of that time (unless there were no new wonderful features, I would likely run the machine until it gives up the ghost). In addition, I have discovered a seller on eBay who has old 2015 MacBook Pro stock (brand new & sealed, 100% genuine). He is offering these at a price of £2,199, which is negotiable. When looking at the spec sheets, it seems that there is little to no difference between the 2015 and early 2016 models. Should I consider this option, if you were to advise me to purchase the last instalment of the Pro rather than the current? Are there any disadvantages to this in terms of warranty etc? Finally, does Apple ever reduce the price of its products once they have been on the market for some time? Many thanks for your help, Kind regards, Jack.