Should I buy macbook after xmas and/or macworld in Australia?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hzxu, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. hzxu macrumors regular

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    Hello, I'll buy a macbook, I heard that it may be updated after macworld, and the price will drop after x-mas, is it true? What do you recommend?
    And another problem is, as a university student, I can by it at education price, however, my current student id will expire at the end of December, I cannot have an ID until February 2009, and I need to use the notebook, I wonder can I explain to them about the ID issue and still get education discount? I have the receipt of next semester's fees.
    Most likely I'll buy it after xmas but before Jan 2009, in case there is a price drop and my current ID will expire after December, so is nextbyte open after 25 Dec?
    Thanks!
     
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  4. hzxu thread starter macrumors regular

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    And

    And I am also worried that Snow Leopard will replace Leopard soon after I buy a macbook with Leopard
     
  5. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    It's not much of a big change they are going to do with the Snow Leopard coming out next year..
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    its not like you won't be able to upgrade to Snow Leopard, at the earliest i think it'd be ready is another six months. thats just my guess.
     
  7. weekend warrior macrumors member

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    I'll just throw it out there that the question about macbooks was asked a year ago, and isn't relevant or true about this year.

    If you want new, (and if you plan on getting a student discount, you should) buy now. No new laptops will be announced.

    If you were to buy used then by all means wait intil after Christmas. There will probable by a influx of available machines after people get new ones as gifts.
     
  8. ViM macrumors regular

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    mate aud ain't looking good, buy now. For example the price of general consumer products have been flagged to increase by at least 10% next year, read that somewhere in theage. Also any possible update will be minimal just a processor bump nothing that will make a noticeable difference. If you buy in Australia have a shot at jb cos they price match and ive heard stories of getting the 2.4ghz for $2100 (its in the forums at whirlpool.net.au).
     

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