Price Drop?


macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 16, 2006
I was just wondering if Apple has a habit of dropping their prices around the holidays (either before or after). My best friend is so jealous about my shiny new MBP that she wants one. She won't have enough $$$ until right before Christmas and would hate to buy it then if they were going to be cheaper after Christmas. I really don't remember Apple discounting the way PC companies do, but I only pay attention when I'm looking to buy a new computer. ;)
Thanks! :)


macrumors 6502
Oct 11, 2006
Eastvale, CA
You might want to look in the refurbished section in the Apple Store website. They have some good deals there.

Refurbished doesn't necessarily mean something is wrong with it, but when a product is sold and the box is opened that product has to be sold as refurbished.

It comes with the full warranties from Apple...

I'll bet there are going to be a lot of Mac Book Pro Dual Core Notebooks for sale there...:)


macrumors 68000
May 31, 2006
in the past, Apple has had a 10% off sale the day after Thanksgiving. whether they'll do it again, i'm not positive, but i know they've done it before - that's the day i got my first iPod (3 or 4 years ago).

there will likely not be a price drop after Christmas; however, if anything news is announced at the January conference (MacWorld San Francisco), you could score some good deals on [what will then be] older models.


macrumors 65816
Jan 5, 2005
What Apple usually does have after Christmas are "refreshed" models. These are computers that were returned but are otherwise undamaged (refurbished means repaired). You can save some money on these.
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