New MacBook / MacBook Pro Price Increases!

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

  1. Shaun.P macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2003
    Omicron Persei 8
    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


    Jul 30, 2007
    I think they are fixing things as we speak. But remember these ARE upgrades!
  3. soccerplayaatl macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2008
    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

    Dec 30, 2007
    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

    Oct 4, 2008
    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

    Dec 30, 2007
  7. AlexVMac macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
  8. melchior macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2002
    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

    Mar 23, 2008
    Your lucky!

    here are the Australian Prices:

    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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