New MacBook / MacBook Pro Price Increases!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Shaun.P, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

    Shaun.P

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    The white MacBook that Apple has not updated is now £20.00 more expensive in the Apple Store.

    The entry level MacBook Pro has went up from £1299 to £1399. But the old model on the US store was $1999 and the new one is still $1999 - why no US increase?

    The MacBook Air has also increased £100.00...

    How can this be justified, especially when the US prices haven't been increased?!
     
  2. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I think they are fixing things as we speak. But remember these ARE upgrades!
     
  3. soccerplayaatl macrumors member

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    I just wanted to say that in the brief two minutes that the store was up, I got the chance to go to the education store to see what the price cuts were.

    The $999 old macbook is now $949 with a $50 discount. The $1599 macbook is $1499 and the $1999 macbook is now $1899. I hope this helps anyone.
     
  4. chapmac macrumors member

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    Just got into the UK store too....can't believe it the entry level Macbook has gone UP £20 - it does seem to have a superdrive though!

    Store is struggling with volume of traffic I think and now won't respond

    But the prices for the new models....great upgrades but the Macbooks are now £949 and £1149.....there's a HUGE gap there between the prices of these and the entry model. Is this going to push people away from Apple in credit crunch Britain???

    I just hope they've made an error in the pricing!
     
  5. solemac macrumors newbie

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    Whoa.. What is up with the prices? Nearly 1K for a 13" laptop. I think you'll see a big price drop at MWSF09.

    The world is in an economic slow down.. simply cant justify upgrading right now. Old macbook is fine.
     
  6. chapmac macrumors member

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  8. melchior macrumors 65816

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    I think it's kind of funny, despite the fact that I had planned to trade in my Early 2008 MBP for a late 2008 MBP.

    All those people, constantly espousing "if you need it, buy it now, blah, blah, blah" were actually right this time!

    It's funny for me, because I never get the timing on these things right. Buying stocks at the wrong time, not trading currency when I should have...

    I doubt apple will be hurting too much, since the US prices remain the same. Ah well. What can you do? :rolleyes:
     
  9. msheldrick macrumors regular

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    Your lucky!

    here are the Australian Prices:

    MacBook:
    Base White: $1,649
    Base Alu: $2,099
    High End Alu: $2,549

    MacBook Pro:
    Base 15: $3,199
    High End 15: $3,999
    Base 17: $4,499
     

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