Should I buy a 15-in base model now or wait until Black Friday?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mozhu, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. mozhu macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2011
  2. kardiackeith macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2011
  3. MaxxTraxx macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2008
    As far as I remember, Apple does a limited discount, nothing to heavy.
  4. Minhthien macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
  5. thefizzle657 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2011
    If you're already eligible for the student discount, you wouldn't save anything. If you aren't, then I believe you would get whatever the student price is. So whether it is worth it or not depends on your situation.
  6. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Depending where you live, Amazon is often the best deal factoring in everything.
  7. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    Does amazon usually have a lower price on these on black friday?

    I'm looking to get one of them as well.
  8. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    It depends on the model and year. Sometimes, yes. Sometimes it will be a another $20-$30 off. Say like if right now one is $70 off, it might be $100 off on black friday.

    There are never any guarantees though.
  9. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    Buy now, I'm pretty sure you can get a price adjustment.
  10. Mersailios macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2011
    It's hard to say, the discount on Black Friday tends to vary (if there is one offered at all); chances are that you'd be looking at a $50 to $100 savings at the very most.

    I always recommend buying on need and not basing your decision on potential savings (unless it is a substantial amount) or a potential refresh -- so if you need a new computer now, then buy one now.

    Hope that helps, have a great day. :)
  11. steveca macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2005
    depends on how urgent you need it. I would wait for some savings
  12. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
    I bought my 2010 base 15" from Amazon on BF weekend. The price on BF was about $1,650 but I hesitated and the price went up slightly the next day to $1,670 so I purchased and got it the next Tuesday. On Monday the price went up to about $1,700. Currently, amazon has them for $1710 with no tax and free shipping in most states.
  13. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    best buy usually will give you a 100 dollar gift card, and also lately they somehow have been discounting apple products a lot. 200 bucks off on macbook pro 13"
  14. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    I'm not in a rush. I'll wait until black friday and hopefully save another $50-$100
  15. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Very strong chance of savings on Black Friday from Apple or at the very least from other sellers.
  16. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Keep in mind, if you go with Amazon even now but on black friday weekend too, they are in the return window right now of January 31.

    That way, if something goes wrong, or it isn't opened for a while (holiday gift), you can return it until late January.

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