UK Black Friday prices are a joke to be quite honest.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MatLane, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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    And i would of thought there would of been a discount on the MBP's

    I was going to buy it today.


    Does anybody know anywhere in uk doing discounts on them?



    What do you think of the prices? fair enough your saving money, but not that much
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Why should there by any discount in the UK at all? It's not like today means anything here. It's just another dull, grey, rainy Friday.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    But at least it's friday! :D

    I concur though, I don't get why people seem to have been expecting so much :confused: :rolleyes:
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    And not too far off being lunchtime too :D
     
  5. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    it's sunny up in nottingham :)
     
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    Today is a day worth celebrating.

    Today is the day for CHIPPY! :D
     
  8. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    It's quite sunny here, albeit very cold. I blame Apple for this.
     
  9. stuarthatto macrumors regular

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    Not Black in Basingstoke - its is very Grey though

    Have to say, I did check the prices at Apple earlier out of interest and they don't seem to be as deeply cut as in the US.

    In fact wait for Monday and you'll probably save more because the VAT drops.

    Have a good weekend,
     
  10. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    Crap discounts

    Blame the crap discounts on the £/$ exchange rate. There is no way Apple are going to wipe 15% off.

    What for?!
     
  11. Queso macrumors G4

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    That's because in US$ terms we've already had massive discounts as the Pound has fallen in value against other currencies.

    For example, with today's discounts a 2.4 MB costs £1,088.00. Subtracting the VAT makes that £925.95. That's roughly US$1424.35 at today's exchange rate.

    The US store has that model on sale for $1,498.00 at their special Black Friday price, giving us in the UK a Black Friday saving of $73.65 over the discounted US price, roughly £47.87 cheaper.

    I suspect January is going to see some pretty hefty price rises on Apple kit to UK customers. MatLane, you'd be better off getting that MBP as soon as possible. I don't think we'll see the prices cut on Monday either, as Apple are going to absorb the VAT cut to cover their currency losses.
     
  12. knightlie macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly, there's no such thing as "UK Black Friday."
     
  13. Queso macrumors G4

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    I don't know. There's still four hours of Stock Market trading to go yet :eek:
     
  14. hogmog macrumors member

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    Whilst I don't agree with this 100% I think, as Apple seems to fly in the face of business convention, that it is a real possibility. Apple did not cut UK prices when you got US$2.11 / £1 so it will have profited from that so it could afford to 'lose' on a weaker pound. However it increased prices on introducing the new unibody MBs - a mid-range MBP by £170 (£150 base + £20 cost of video adapter inc in previous version) despite an imminent recession and presumably lower manufacturing costs (the unibody machines have fewer case parts for example). I suppose the only consolation is that Apple raised prices for all their non-US customers so we are not alone. I might be wrong but MacWorld 2009 in Jan is presumably the danger point as prices appear to change with the release of new models - and there are expectations of new models at this event. I have reached the conclusion that there is never a good / bad time to buy a new machine - you buy it when you can afford it AND you need it coincide. The only caveat to that philosophy is that I am waiting for the faulty MBs to work their way through the system.

    PC World are already offering the new VAT rate at their stores so if you can't get the new rate at Apple you can take your money elsewhere.
     
  15. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think they will cut it either
     
  16. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good point

    I really doubt apple will drop there price

    I might wait a week or so and shop around a bit
     
  17. monty77 macrumors 6502a

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    Picking one up from duty free store at the airport is the best discount you'll get IMO .. I got my MBP last week at Heathrow T3, cost £1190 so over £200 saving on rrp.

    ..they weren't on display yet, had to ask.

    HTH
    Monty
     
  18. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    Here in the U.S. there appear to be no black friday discounts on the MBP. Only on the MacBook and the iMac. Nothing spectacular. Pretty lame for all hype about there being big discounts.
     
  19. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Same i had my money ready :p

    I was expecting a big day!
     

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