The Brexit Effect

Crazy Badger

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Hard to compare the new MBP's but the MacBook spec hasn't change, so before the event £1299 for the top spec and after £1549 :(

Regretting not buying one yesterday!
 

dumastudetto

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I'd head over to johnlewis website quickly if you want one. They are still selling at the old prices for the time being.
 
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JesperA

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The prices in Sweden was also raised by just as much earlier this year, was that also the Brexit effect? (Brexit or not, the exchange-rate always fluctuates)
 

haydn!

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Third parties will stock old gen for a while so keep an eye out for bargains. Argos are still selling accessories today at pre-September price hikes (Apple Pencil and Keyboards, etc). There is hope! Haha
 

haydn!

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If anyone from the UK needs a student discount let me know.
I think we need that single market discount back! Haha it's almost cheaper to fly to the states and bring one home! (Ignoring the "anything to declare" signs obviously )
 

gooseta

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I think we need that single market discount back! Haha it's almost cheaper to fly to the states and bring one home! (Ignoring the "anything to declare" signs obviously )
Yeah I'm in the states right now but went to 3 different stores, all said 2 weeks wait
 

robpow

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The prices in Sweden was also raised by just as much earlier this year, was that also the Brexit effect? (Brexit or not, the exchange-rate always fluctuates)
Can't find any references to that, only the USD/SEK adjustment in March 2015 and when EU insisted on moms (VAT) in the App Store.
 

AdamskiUK

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Mid-spec used to be £1249, now it's £1749. This is ridiculous. Have you SEEN the 15" prices? £2350 for base spec? Hahahahahahahaha, this must be a joke...

EDIT: TOP SPEC 13" STILL doesn't come with 16GB RAM. I'm dying inside. This 2014 rMBP was meant to last until 2017-2018, it's stretching through to late 2020 now...

Second EDIT: I genuinely can't believe that they slap on £200 from mid to high-spec 13" JUST for a bigger SSD, either. I cannot believe the balls on Apple amidst falling notebook sales. It's bewildering.
 
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Crazy Badger

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What did you get and at what price? :)
Ordered the 1.2GHz MacBook with 512GB SSD and 8GB RAM in Space Grey for £1299 including a 3 year John Lewis warranty. Collect it on Saturday in Edinburgh :D

I'd pretty much decided against a 4th MBA down to the screen, but was undesided on either a MacBook (smaller and wedged, which I really like) or more powerful rMBP. The pricing on the new ones made that pretty simple, until I saw the new MacBook pricing on the Apple site.

Picking one up at the old price including the equivalent AppleCare made perfect sense.
 

haydn!

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Yeah, John Lewis are good for additional warranty at no extra cost on most of their electronics.
 

AdamskiUK

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Ordered the 1.2GHz MacBook with 512GB SSD and 8GB RAM in Space Grey for £1299 including a 3 year John Lewis warranty. Collect it on Saturday in Edinburgh :D

I'd pretty much decided against a 4th MBA down to the screen, but was undesided on either a MacBook (smaller and wedged, which I really like) or more powerful rMBP. The pricing on the new ones made that pretty simple, until I saw the new MacBook pricing on the Apple site.

Picking one up at the old price including the equivalent AppleCare made perfect sense.
Just be wary - anecdotally, I've had quite a few friends talk about how awful JL warranty repair can be. It has taken weeks for at least 2 of my friends, and a month for another.
 

Barrierfreeman

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Just be wary - anecdotally, I've had quite a few friends talk about how awful JL warranty repair can be. It has taken weeks for at least 2 of my friends, and a month for another.
Yeah I have heard the same. They use a third party company who seem to take their time with repairs. Obviously first year you can stroll into your local Apple store, but after that if any issues be prepared for a wait.
 

m00s3y

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New macbook pros are too rich for me. Just bought 2015 spec from John Lewis :)
 

Picapau21

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John lewis' website must be going crazy!!!

I just made my dad get out of bed and buy the m5 MB as he had been thinking about it for a while.

Gotta love this forum!!
 
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