Price of new Macbooks?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by doctajay, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. doctajay macrumors member

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    Do you think they will keep the $999 price for the new lowend Macbooks? Either way I will have to buy it from BestBuy, but I was just curious.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The low-end price point is $1,099 for the general public. Since we know nothing about Apple's alleged "transition", yes, they'll keep the same prices.
     
  3. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    Do you mean keep the $1099 base price? Most of the time Apple keeps the prices the same, but some have speculated that they my drop them back down to the $999 level.
     
  4. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    they are rumored to be dropping the price of the laptops...

    -$100 for MB
    -$200 of MBP
     
  5. divinemercy macrumors regular

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    I'm guessing that he/she is going to be using the 10% student discount, effectively making the baseline macbook 999. If apple has a trasition to a newer version of the macbook in september, most likely it will be a comparable price. However, even if it is slightly more, the 'older' version would certainly still be the same, if not discounted!

    HOWEVER, based on my opinion i would say that these new releases or 'possible' price cut dont really justify skipping out on the FREE ipod touch AND Printer available between now and september. That's like 400+ dollars worth of stuff for free, and there is no way that apple will be selling the macbook at 600 any time soon :)

    Also, just my opinion, but i would go with the 2G of ram instead of the baseline 1. Its really not that much more expensive, but you could also just upgrade to 2 gig for like 50 bucks after you buy the macbook from a place like newegg or OWC.

    Good luck on your macbook purchase,
    Ryan
     
  6. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    and thats assuming you sell the touch and printer... and if you do so, good luck getting $400 for it.
    a) you probably won't be able to sell the printer for much if at all
    b) you probably own't get more than $250 for the touch..

    ps, the printer isn't part of the student deal...
     
  7. divinemercy macrumors regular

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    Oh the printer isnt included anymore? Anyways

    i wasn't talking about reselling it, i just mean keeping it. Its a great deal for somebody who wouldn't be able to have an ipod touch otherwise (like me).
     
  8. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    you can get about 50 for the printer on ebay, he just means that anyone, not just students, can get the printer deal.

    250 for the touch and you save 300, still not bad
     
  9. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    its included in all new computer purchases, not just the student deal.
    and if you aren't going to sell it, the computer won't cost you $600, its going to cost you $999 ....
     
  10. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    The current prices start at $1099.

    Apple is reducing margins which lead analysts to speculate a $100 price drop for the MacBook. But Apple could just as easily up the features significantly at the same price.

    I would use hypothesis testing on these. Assume that the prices would stay the same, then look for evidence (rumors, statements, speculation) convincing enough to change the initial assumption. So far, we only have an analyst's claim that prices would go down.
     
  11. divinemercy macrumors regular

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    Ok... obviously im not being clear lol.

    What im saying is that overall you'll never get a new macbook for 600 dollars.

    BUT

    If you get the macbook now for 999 (w. student discount) you can get an additional 400+ dollars worth of merchandice for free. This doesnt mean that you're getting a 600 dollar macbook etc etc, it just means that overall you are getting 400 dollars of ExTrA merchandise as an amazing bonus.

    So between hoping for a 100 dollar discount or something, might as well get it now and end up getting much more for your money.

    ryan
     
  12. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    much better :D
     
  13. JLEW700 macrumors 6502

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    Why do you have to buy it from bestbuy?
     
  14. doctajay thread starter macrumors member

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    They have a 2 year no interest deal which apple doesn't have.
     
  15. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    and you still get the student prices and other incentives? (printer, ipod)
     
  16. sonia1234321 macrumors regular

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    Bestbuy.ca offers a free printer, iWork, and Airport Express with any new purchased Mac :)
     
  17. JLEW700 macrumors 6502

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    nope
     
  18. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    didn't think so ... so you get $500 in incentives or 2 years no interest ... no thanks.
     
  19. divinemercy macrumors regular

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    Well, i guess it just depends on his financial status. If he CANT pay the full price, then he'll have to go with the no interest payment plan. But apple does have the juniper card with like 3 months no interest, or you might be able to apply for additional federal grants from your college for "technology" (you can at my school anyways).

    Or talk to your bank about taking out a 1500 dollar no-interest student loan.

    Good luck,

    Ryan
     
  20. sn00pie macrumors 6502a

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    The best deal to buy a MacBook right now IMO is Best Buy's back to school promotion. Free iWork 08 with install, free Airport Express, and free printer. You save almost $270. ($99 + $99 + $69) :)

    If you can't pay upfront, you can always finance at Best Buy too. I'd say about one out of four customers finance their computer purchases.
     
  21. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    link??
     
  22. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    This. Best buy's current BTS promos are weaksauce.
     
  23. JLEW700 macrumors 6502

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    I believe that's for bestbuy Canada and its an instore promotion only so its only a good deal if you live in/close to Canada
     
  24. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

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    I also was waiting for the new macbook, but 999.00 plus the free ipod touch is a great deal, if i sell the ipod. my macbook cost 699 I can easy sell it for that or more in a few month....cant go wrong
     
  25. JLEW700 macrumors 6502

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    You can check with somebody who works at bestbut but I think the 2 years no interest is a special promotion they do every once in a while so they might not even being offering it when the new MB comes out. Just to make your decision that much more difficult
     

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