Woah Woah Woah, Apple. Price Gouging!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ashkin1194, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Ashkin1194 macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2011
    Alright so here's the deal.

    The 13 inch MBP Core i5 and i7 have identical HDD and SSD upgrades (minus the 500gb HDD for the Core i7). Identical manufacturer, model, and capacities.


    Each upgrade costs $50 MORE on the i5 than the i7. WTF?

    How is this even remotely legit? You are paying for THE SAME upgrade!

    Am I missing something? :confused:
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Huh? I see the same price differences between the upgrades (remember, the i5 comes with a 320GB drive stock, and the i7 comes with a 500GB drive stock). There's no price gouging going on here, just a missed bit of information on your part.

  3. realchimera macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2011

    You can buy the cheap one and pay more on upgrades. Or you buy the expensive one then pay less on upgrades.

    I think it's fair enough. I would tag the price like that if I was the seller.
  4. disarticulate macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    The same selling tactics are involved when buying a new car.
  5. nebulos macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2010
    you pay an extra $300 for the base i7 over the base i5. included in that is $50 towards a storage upgrade, from 320GB to 500GB.

    upgrade the i5 to the 500GB HDD, and all upgrades are equal cost from then on.

    very simple.
  6. sweetbrat macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Redford, MI
    The extra $50 that you're seeing is because the i5 starts with a smaller HDD to begin with. On the i5, you have to pay $50 to get to the 500GB HDD. Then the i5 and i7 are at the same starting place, and all the other upgrades cost the same, i.e. $100 for the 759GB HDD, $200 for the 128GB SDD.
  7. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2011
    One question to ask yourself is if an additional $300 is worth spending for a speed bump of no more than 10%...

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