What's your price limit for the BTO option ?

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  1. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    Let's say it's a bit crazy, like $250 for the base model (1.1. to 1.3) and $150 for the 1.2 to 1.3 version.

    Would you go for it ?

    What's your limit, if any ?
     
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  3. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    My limit is $150 from 1.2 to 1.3.
     
  4. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, probably $100 or so as well. I doubt it'll be higher than that to go from 1.2 to 1.3.
     
  5. pasadena thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah but the question is, would *you* go higher than that ?
     
  6. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I would, yeah. I'm also taking into account the education discount.
     
  7. pasadena thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I checked the EPP site and the rMB isn't there at all. But I don't expect the discount to be more than $50, if any.

    Anyway I'll give the base model a chance and buy whatever my final choice is at B&H and save on taxes.

    Still debating whether or not I'm willing to shell out $250 more for the BTO. I suppose the answer will come when I try out the base model.
     
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    It's on there. It shows the discount as being $50, which is still something. I'm already set on 512GB, so the price only matters to me from 1.2 to 1.3 but I'm sure it's not going to be outrageous.
     
  9. pasadena thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The education discount is there. Not the EPP, at least not with mine.
     
  10. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    I'm gonna use the New 13" MBP as a example...

    2.7GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5---to---2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5--- +$100

    So would assume that will be pricing for the MB 1.1-1.2-1.3 +100 and +200
     
  11. pasadena thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I think they'll be more than that. But that wasn't y question :)
     
  12. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    They better not be more than that. All these chips are supposed to be the same price from Intel.
     
  13. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Why do you think it will be more than that?
     
  14. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Does anyone buy a mac without the EPP or EDU discount? I was talking to an Apple Genius one time and he said that 90% of people buying on the EDU discounts aren't students. Apple doesn't do any verification to use the EDU discount online or in-store pickup, so they obviously don't care if they discount off the $50.
     
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    MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    We already know that 1.1 to 1.2 is $300. This is because the only 1.2 you can get also gets you the 512GB SSD. I would imagine it goes something like $200 to the SSD and $100 to the CPU.

    I imagine 1.1 to 1.3 is $200 and 1.2 to 1.3 is $100.

    I would be willing to pay up to US$1749 for the 1.3/512 maxed BTO machine. Would be willing to go up to $1799 but SEK is tanking against the US$, €, and £ at the moment. A year ago I would have waited for my annual summer in San Diego to buy this, but now it actually might be less expensive to buy here in Sweden through my company with the refunded VAT.
     
  16. newellj macrumors 601

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    It never occurred to me to try to get an Ed discount... :confused:
     
  17. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I've done it every time I've bought a Mac.
     
  18. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I've been out of grad school for almost five years. I don't think I'd feel right about claiming an educational discount. .
     
  19. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Why not? It's there for the taking. Besides, the discount is much less than what you would get on other Mac models. Would you rather give Apple more of your money?
     
  20. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    Nope. I'll be fine with paying the full amount.
     
  21. lcseds macrumors 6502a

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    If I didn't qualify for a discount? Yes, I'd give them more of my money. I have never been one to take advantage of goodwill I did not qualify for, corporate or not. You can defend it all you like, but when a person pulls up in an $80K Escalade to pick up their food stamps, you'll have a hard time convincing why your program is more legit than theirs.

    But, back on target. I doubt the entry level will allow a 1.2 upgrade. More profit in jumping right to 1.3 for a BTO. But given the price of the system itself, I would hope Apple would keep the spec bump to $100.
     

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