The Worlds Most Expensive MBP?

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  1. mac-collector macrumors regular

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    Who sells the worlds most expensive MacBook Pro? Let us only include the authorised Apple resellers selling 'stock' Apple machines. (No diamond-engraved or non-Apple upgrades). I've been looking around and this is the most expensive I've found
    Icelandic MBP

    It costs a whopping $6,500. In the US the same machine sells for just over $4,000. That's 40 % less. Do you know of any more expensive? And are the cheapest ones in the US?
     
  2. talmy macrumors 601

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    It's not the computer, it's the taxes and import duties.
     
  3. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Depends what day you ask. I could bring a 17-inch MBP up to $4109 CDN or $4099 US (they charge $10 more for the memory upgrade here)

    Depending on the exchange rate, some days it will cost a bit more in the US, some days in Canada (however we have a national sales tax of 5% so even if you buy it in a province with no sales tax it will cost more than if you bought it in a US state with no tax)
     
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    Today, right now.

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    Of course it's taxes, import duties and other charges. But you still need to pay that to get the computer, hence that is the price for it.

    How much are the components+labour for each (US) MBP? not $4000.
     
  5. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

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    I've kind of wanted a 17" (anti-glare) macbook pro with maxed out RAM, the fastest 512GB SATAIII (6gbps) money can buy, and the most reliable 2.5" 1TB hard drive money can buy put in place of the optical drive using a drive caddy.

    I imagine that would add a penny or two to the cost of the bare computer.
     
  6. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Yesterday's exchange rate had the US dollar worth 1.00229, so a fully-loaded MBP would cost 4099.61 purchased in Canada. However there is always an additional surcharge when exchanging money, so it would cost more regardless of where you bought it, if you had to exchange money in order to do so.

    Over the past year the US dollar has ranged from 0.9430 to 1.06
     
  7. Comeagain?, May 16, 2012
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    The US general has the cheapest Apple products. The most expensive MBP I can get is a total of $4,461.05 USD.

    The same computer, bought in Brazil, would be $7,411 USD.
     
  8. mac-collector thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you know if that is THE most expensive?
     
  9. rault18 macrumors member

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    My 13 is about 2500 back home in Peru. Here I bought it for 1100
     
  10. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    No, but it is close. If you want to, go through each country on the Appe website, and add the lowest choice for each option when you customize it, and then convert that to US.
     
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    The EU has no taxes and import duties on computers only sales tax.
    Even if you deduct that and take the worst EURUSD exchange rate the US is cheaper. You need an exchange rate of 1.2 to be equal. For the last years the rate was 1.3-1.4 and even peaked at 1.5.
    On average the EU mark up is quite substantial and not because of import duties and taxes. Those deducted that stuff has never been cheaper in the EU than the US and all the last years 5-30% more expensive.
     
  13. beowulf70, May 16, 2012
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    Rip-off Britain...

    2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
    8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM — 2x4GB
    512GB Solid State Drive
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    MacBook Pro 17-inch Hi-Res Antiglare Widescreen Display
    Backlit Keyboard (British) & User's Guide (English)

    £3,379.00 = US$5,381.73

    Just to whinge a bit more... the same Mac on the US Apple Store = £2,573.6 / US$4,099.00. WTF?!
     
  14. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    What is it with this thread?
     
  15. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    is this for a school project, who cares about where Macs cost more?
     
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    Shouldn't we be looking for the cheapest :p Malaysia $2181 all payed up 15" MBP 2.4 i7 :cool: When I picked mine up the rates were a little more favorable saving yep a cool $1K less than the UK :eek: just slightly over $2K :D

    Vacation anyone ;)
     
  17. mac-collector thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seeing as you've never been to school. How would you know what school projects are like??

    And to answer your question: I do. However, I don't care what you think.
     
  18. salmoally macrumors regular

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    Make friends with a student, I've never paid full price and get free Apple care.
     
  19. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    :confused:
     
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    Well, that was rather rude and uncalled for. As a "just for the fun of it" thread, this one is pretty strange.
     
  21. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Check every one of this dude's threads, you'll see the pattern.
     
  22. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    That's because $1000 of the UK price go to the government. US prices are posted without tax.
     
  23. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    Apple products are also expensive in the little country of Denmark.

    But that's what happens when you have high taxes. But the Dane's are said to be the happiest people in the world so they must be getting something for their high taxes?

    They still seem to be able to afford them, you see many, many Apple products being used throughout Denmark and all of Scandinavia.
     
  24. beowulf70 macrumors regular

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    LOL ;) I will claim it all back from HMRC, don't worry. I don't need a 17" MBP anyway.. the new 15" will suffice.

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    ... well, not quite.
    It's a good job they will give it ALL back to me at the end of the tax year. :rolleyes:
     
  25. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I can sell you the most expensive MacBook Pro in the world… the question is, can you afford it?
     

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