Will MBP refurb or new go down in price with imminent launch of NEW MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eagle1776, Sep 20, 2016.

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get a more beefed up internal SSD? OR pay less on a MBP and buy an EXTERNAL SSD?

  1. save $$ and get less SSD capacity; buy external SDD separate

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  2. Get MBP with higher capacity internal SSD; do not add external SSD

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  1. eagle1776, Sep 20, 2016
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    eagle1776 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone:

    I need to buy a MB and I have been looking and pondering (racking my brain really...) whether to buy a MBP now (the 2015 release) OR wait for the launch of the October 2016 new MBP, and as a result be able to buy a 2015 MBP cheaper.

    ** Important **

    - I will NOT be buying a "newly released" MBP when/if it launches in Oct 2016 (maybe later?); I will definitely buy a new 2015 model, and good chance that it will be from the Apple Store REFURB.

    - RATHER: my question is if by waiting for the launch of the brand new Q4 2016 release I stand a good chance of saving $$$ on a MBP from 2015 that will go down in price.

    ** Is that rationale valid? **
    ** OR should I go ahead and BUY a 2015 release NOW, assuming prices on the NEW/REFURB 2015 MBP will NOT go down? **

    Appreciate your help, and thank you for letting me draw from your experience here
     
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Why buy refurbished when you can buy new for less than refurbished?

    Check out slickdeals.net
     
  3. eagle1776 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, but no luck there... all expired ads/deals
     
  4. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    After the launch the units from Apple will go down in price. But, maybe not to the level you can buy them at new today.

    I got tired of waiting for the new MBPs after the rumored dates of Oct 2015, March 2016, and June 2016. So in June 2016, after WWDC, I bought the current rMBP 15. I got it new for $2250 on Amazon and could have done a little better elsewhere. At the same time the Apple site showed $2499, a 2015 refurbed for $2199, and a 2014 refurbed on sale for $2099.

    The bottom line is the prices of the current units have already dropped.
     
  5. eagle1776 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Jerry. Do you believe new prices on the 2016 MBP will be higher, lower, or same as current (2015 release) rMBP?
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Odds are high that Apple won't raise the prices, nor will that cut the price. I expect if anything you'll get more computer for the same price, i.e., more storage
     
  7. eagle1776 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Appreciate your insight. But if my plan was to wait for the launch of the new 2016 rMBP and see where prices land to get even cheaper prices on 2015 models, from what I'm haring form you folks that is not going to happen ...?
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    The 2015 models will be reduced after the rollout. Basically Apple will push all existing 2015 stock to the their refurb store, additionally, places like B&H video, and Amazon will show price reductions of the older model.

    The 2016 model will invariably be priced that same as you see now AFAIK
     
  9. eagle1776 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fantastic. You helped me a great deal. Now I know I will just wait it out, then pull the trigger as soon as the new 2016s come out.
     
  10. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    I agree. I expect the 128 GB 13 macbook pro will be gone and the 256 GB model will be the entry level. And the price of the 128 GB will be the price of the 256 GB model.
     
  11. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    i got my MBP in July for $2000 with AppleCare. It currently retails for $2499. I have AppleCare through February 2019. Got a good deal, and it was practically new. :)
     
  12. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    As Mike already mentioned, I would keep a close eye on B&H Photo. They will clearance out their existing stock (they just had a really good MBP sale just a week or two ago). Discount prices, no tax unless you're in New York, free shipping, and they will often throw in AppleCare for free. If the AppleCare deal is not advertised, just call the actual store to speak to someone. (Be sure to call the actual store and not their call center for ordering.)
     
  13. vpro macrumors 65816

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    If you want a computer now, refurb on the Apple Store is the best, however, if you are willing to hunt online you will find awesome deals for new (unopened box) steals especially on Amazon!
     
  14. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    You have to wait until there's a deal.

    Set Slickdeals's notification on your phone.
     
  15. Tarek macrumors 6502

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    If you're not in a hurry, then wait for the new MacBook models to start selling. Logically speaking, the prices of the current generation should drop because that's how the tech market works, especially with Apple devices.
     
  16. eagle1776 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot. More than one of you mentioned other sources that are not Apple - have you had positive experiences with the likes of B&H, Adorama, etc.? I had the impression those weren't very reputable...
     
  17. DSTOFEL macrumors 6502

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    B&H is probably one of the most reputable internet sites. They are an authorized Apple dealer. You really can't go wrong with them. I've bought one iMac, a MacBook, a MacBook Pro and a slew of Canon cameras and lenses from them over the years. Along wit Amazon (i.e. Direct from Amazon...not via 3rd party), they are two of the tops IMHO!
     
  18. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Also beware the raising prices of old models. The new ones will be redesigned and may lose some ports that people would rather not do without, this can cause a surge in demand for last years model that raises prices not lowers them.

    A good deal now may be the best you'll get for some time.
     

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