Wait for Black Friday to pick up tbMBP?

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  1. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    I'm finally back in town tomorrow and will be picking up my 15" MBP but now that Apple has teased a Black Friday sale I have this crazy idea to wait two more days to pick it up.

    Anyone think they'll offer something for tbMBP purchasers?

    Is it weird that they'd potentially offer a gift card, etc. when all the new MBP owners are still within their 14-day return window?
     
  2. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    It is for this reason that I doubt we will see any offers relating to the new MacBook Pros.

    (Random point of order - in countries where Apple is operating its holidays return policy all new MacBook Pros with Touch Bar are eligible for return until January 8 - not the usual 14 days - because they were received after November 10! :) )
     
  3. skids929 macrumors 6502a

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    Simple economics apply here..Demand is higher than supply on these laptops right now I see NO reason they would put them on sale. Buy it, and if it does go on sale go back to ask for a credit or threaten to exercise your right to return. I highly doubt MBPs will go on any kind of sale, and Apples history with Black Friday in the past has been weak. Almost not worth waiting for.
     
  4. motime macrumors 6502

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    At the rate fanboys are gobbling up the new machines, I wouldn't expect any price drops at all as Apple is under no pressure to do so.
     
  5. Corrode thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So bored of people looking for a place to complain.
     
  6. motime macrumors 6502

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    I don't see you whining when the praise goes overboard... Which is virtually all the time here.
     
  7. Corrode thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. You don't see me whining.
     
  8. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    Quotes?
     
  9. skids929 macrumors 6502a

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    This is like the 3rd thread he's swooped in and complained on so I wouldn't take it personally.
     
  10. Corrode thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not personal. Just annoying to have threads derailed with negativity.
     
  11. skids929 macrumors 6502a

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    The laptop (both 13 and 15) are awesome..You will love it. Just gotta get over the battery life that may be addressed with an update according to some on these boards.
     
  12. motime macrumors 6502

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    You whined about whiners, that is why I called you out on your selective whining. What I mentioned in my original post was a reasonable explanation. The prices will not go down as people have no problems paying ridiculous prices to buy new fancy machines, even though they are only marginally better than last years version, in a lot of ways worse. If you can't put up with the replies then don't ask the question.
     
  13. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    *Sigh* Time to break out that ignore button again!
     
  14. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I find the constant whining and intentional name calling to be old too. It's not productive and the way you and others disrupt threads should be dealt with by the mods, but that won't happen, so I'm glad that others are also willing to unapologetically call you out.
     
  15. motime macrumors 6502

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    Which other threads have I disrupted? This forum is loaded these days with all kinds of questions about whether people should invest in the new rmbps, so you are obviously going to see a lot of negative impressions over and over again. If fact I hope all this 'whining' will lead to Apple not slamming us with the same price hike when the next iteration comes along.
     
  16. killawat macrumors 65816

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    Apple don't troll these forums. If you want to make a difference start an influential blog or email cook or Schiller.
     
  17. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    C'mon man. You busted into this thread and started calling people fanboys for "swooping up" the new MBP. Do you not see that as provoking? Then in your post above, your last sentence doesn't qualify as whining? Take a step back and look at it...
     
  18. PaulWog Suspended

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    Sort-of.

    Supply for Apple can be reconciled by providing pre-sales, and having longer wait times on delivery. Pre-sales shove the cost of waiting onto the consumers.

    Time-value of money basically says that it's better for Apple to have money now, than later.

    So let's just play what if. What if there's a large group of people who want the rMBP, but think it's too expensive.
    - They want it now, but won't buy it at the current price. They have the money.
    - But, they won't want it in 6 months, even if there is a price drop, because they feel the discount only matches 6 months depreciation from release.

    While supply is lower than demand right now, I think Apple is going to be at a demand shortage once they've met their initial ~2 month sales.
     
  19. skids929 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has always used a pull supply chain model, so I disagree with everything you said, award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
     

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