Worth waiting for black friday / cyber monday to buy MBP?

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  1. Ben-in-M macrumors newbie

    Ben-in-M

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    I need a new Mac Book Pro, and I want the old (2015, no touch bar) model, 15" 2.2 GHZ, 1TB capacity which I can get for about 2,300 at my local university tech store. That's about $100 off as opposed to apple's website educational pricing, and I would have to order today.

    So I'm wondering if it's worth waiting until the end of the month, when all the sales are going on. Does anybody have experience with that in the past years, do retailers typically include apple, or specifically mpbs, in their sales, and might they be reduced enough to justify the wait? Might they even run out of the old models before the end on November?

    Thanks for your advice,
    Ben
     
  2. Smoovejayy macrumors regular

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    The holidays include the best sales of the year. Yes, you should wait. Other retailers will still have them in stock.
     
  3. Ben-in-M thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Was wondering because Apple somehow used to not participate in that kind of sales. But that might well have changed ...
     
  4. Nick11Mac macrumors 6502

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    Keep an eye online at Apple refurbished stock supplies too. Try and find out how quickly they're being sold so you don't miss out on what you're wanting to buy.
     
  5. teidon macrumors 6502

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    Pretty sure there has been a Black Friday sale on Apple Online Store in the past years. I think it's about -10% on Macs, iPads, some accessories and so on.
     
  6. Ben-in-M thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. luked14 macrumors 6502

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    Last year, Apple didn't offer any kind of discount on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. A site like B&H or MacMall might have some good deals but they probably won't be much better than Apple's education discount.
     
  8. Ben-in-M thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I wouldn't expect anything from Apple directly. If so then it would be B&H, BestBuy, Amazon or the likes. But if it's only $100 it wouldn't be worth waiting...
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    @teidon Than'd be good, kinda unexpected.
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    @teidon But that would also be a question of luck if or if not the model I want is included, correct?
     
  9. teidon macrumors 6502

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    It's possible of course that Apple won't discount all models, especially the old ones. And also I doubt that you are going to get much more than 10% off from anywhere. For example in my country the education discount is -10%, so waiting until Black Friday would be pretty much pointless (unless of course it's possible to get both discounts, but I don't think that's going to happen).
     
  10. Ben-in-M thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @teidon Actually, both discounts combined is what I'll be getting - about $100 educational, and another $100 sale.
     
  11. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    How
     
  12. Ben-in-M thread starter macrumors newbie

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  13. marc55 macrumors 6502a

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    I would consider waiting if I were you. I scored a fantastic Black Friday deal last year on my 15" Mid-2014 rMBP; it was only for a few hours, so you have to keep your eyes open.

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  14. Ben-in-M thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, I bought the one that I've got now available. I get it sooner, and no waiting in line.
    Thanks everyone for helping!
     

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