UK Buyers: Expect more price increases

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nick9191, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Location:
    Britain
    #1
    Well the pound has dropped to a ten month low against the dollar due to the worry regarding the upcoming election.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8543007.stm

    So if you're waiting for an upcoming laptop revision, expect more price increases. Probably £900 for a MacBook, £1000 MacBook Pro, £1300 Air.
     
  2. student_trap macrumors 68000

    student_trap

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    #2
    this country is going from bad to worse. can't blame apple for this though.
     
  3. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

    instaxgirl

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Location:
    Edinburgh, UK
    #3
    Just when I've decided I'll need a new mac in the next 3-6 months.

    Sigh.
     
  4. Igantius macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    #4
    Although, as previous history has shown, if sterling does get stronger Apple doesn't tend to lower its prices over here.
     
  5. nick9191 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Location:
    Britain
    #5
    Well, they do sometimes.

    The white MacBook went from £799 to £749 to £699 in 2006-2008. I remember some PPC gear getting cheaper as well.

    The increase always seems to be more than the decrease though.

    Still what can you do? Vote Tory? Pffffftt.
     
  6. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Location:
    The Black Country, England
    #6
    I'd rather have more expensive Macs! :eek:
     
  7. student_trap macrumors 68000

    student_trap

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    #7
    whoever you vote, a hung parliament will be terrible for the UK. may as well give up and leave to somewhere where we can buy macs at decent prices ;)
     
  8. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Location:
    London, UK
    #8
    A hung parliament is the only chance we have for neccessary electoral reform to get to the point where we can have a government not formed of the Labour or Tory parties.

    Phazer
     
  9. nick9191 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Location:
    Britain
    #9
    It would be impossible to pass any meaningful reform into law though. Each party would disagree over every single thing.

    The country would go to faeces.
     
  10. student_trap macrumors 68000

    student_trap

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    #10
    I don't really want to get into politics, just how it relates to apple prices, however while I agree with you that in the long term this would be a good thing (given the leverage it would give the lib dems), in the short term it can only make any form of economic recovery more difficult.

    If this happens, things, including macs, are going to get very expensive
     
  11. gnasher729 macrumors P6

    gnasher729

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    #11
    And I thought it should have gone up due to hope for the upcoming election :eek:
     
  12. student_trap macrumors 68000

    student_trap

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    #12
    im afraid its not the fact of the election, its more a concern of an outcome that includes a hung parliament.
     
  13. janguzej macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Location:
    Manchester
    #13
    I suggest that the only way you can save some money when you buy new macbook is at the airport. I'm planning to do it that way. I will fly abroad in May (hopefuly new macbooks pro will be released) from London Stansted and you can buy MBP from airport store without vat and collect it when you return. It will save me 17,5% so I dont realy care if new price will be slightly higher.
    I will still save :)
     

Share This Page