New iMac, MacBooks...does price decrease on old ones?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Metsfan7450, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Metsfan7450 macrumors regular

    Metsfan7450

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    I am looking to purchase a new MacBook, but am waiting to hear about the new ones that are rumored to be coming out. Do the old models usually go down in price when the new ones come out or do they stay the same price and Apple charges more for the new ones?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    The Apple store tries very quickly to get rid of old stock, usually if you talk to the manager they can offer you the older computer; the better place would be to try Best Buy or other Apple Resellers. Alternatively you can check Amazon/MacMall, etc.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, noticeably. Apple just wants to get rid of them so warehouses have space for new ones :p Remember that old ones are only available in refurb store, so if your country doesn't have one, then it may be harder. Resellers sells them with discount as well but it may not be as big as Apple's
     
  4. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    In the US, "previous generation" products go into the clearance section of online store without a mark-down.
     
  5. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    They clear old stock through the refurb section too.
     
  6. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    Just be sure to actually check out the new ones. The price decrease might not be worth what you'd be losing out on with the new model.
     

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