The Brexit Effect

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Crazy Badger, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

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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!
     
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  3. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  4. JesperA macrumors 6502a

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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)
     
  5. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Amazon have always sold them for hundreds less and probably still have many available for sale.
     
  6. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  7. gooseta macrumors member

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    If anyone from the UK needs a student discount let me know.
     
  8. Phil A. Moderator

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    PC world are also selling at the old prices at the moment (but obviously no BTO options available)
     
  9. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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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 )
     
  10. gooseta macrumors member

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    Yeah I'm in the states right now but went to 3 different stores, all said 2 weeks wait
     
  11. robpow macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  12. Crazy Badger thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes this website is just awesome! You've just saved me £250, or somewhere between £650 - £1,190 if I'd gone for a new MBP. Thank you!!!
     
  13. Jker macrumors member

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    What did you get and at what price? :)
     
  14. trims macrumors regular

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    Just ordered a 13" rMBP 512GB for £1249 off Amazon. Same spec now £1699 on Apple web site.
     
  15. AdamskiUK, Oct 27, 2016
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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.
     
  16. Crazy Badger thread starter macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  17. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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

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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.
     
  19. Camoxide macrumors regular

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    The 2015 15in rMPB that's still for sale increased by £300 after today!!!
     
  20. Barrierfreeman macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  21. m00s3y macrumors newbie

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    New macbook pros are too rich for me. Just bought 2015 spec from John Lewis :)
     
  22. Picapau21 macrumors 6502

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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!!
     
  23. tomhjohnson macrumors newbie

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    Hey! Please could I use your NUS extra discount code to get off Amazon? Much appreciated!!
     
  24. Nathe macrumors member

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    Amazon.co.uk have the base spec 2015 Retina 13" for £925 at the moment.
     
  25. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    US price is up on the new machines too.. use to start at $1999 for a 15 inch and now it's $2399. Big jump!
     

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