WWDC 14 days = safe buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by enigma2118, May 27, 2013.

  1. enigma2118, May 27, 2013
    Last edited: May 27, 2013

    enigma2118 macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2006
    So, correct me if I'm wrong. WWDC is 14 days away. Say one were to buy a MacBook today/tomorrow. On the 10th we learn about possible new MacBooks. Either they will come out or won't. If they do, old model prices drop.

    Say you want the new one, you'd be in the 14 day return policy. Say you don't want the new one, but want the new price drop - still in the 14 days. Say nothing happens, well the you didn't have to wait for nothing.

    Yes, this is the thought process of someone who has been waiting for far too long for a new MacBook and has really needed it for over a month.

    What do you think?
  2. Menge macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2008
    It's only 14 days. What's the problem with waiting. You know there might be something new (very likely there will) and yet you're purchasing something knowing you will return it. You're basically abusing one of Apple's greatest courtesies to customers that know less.

    Just wait.
  3. enigma2118 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2006
    :) Nah, Menge, I'm gonna wait. I've been waiting for 6 weeks now, through some rough weekends when I could have used it for work. I think I can make it for two more. Eh, I'm a stubborn mule anyways.

    But with so many people here just going nuts waiting, I can't be the only one who's had that thought. Just wondering about those who have. Personally I'd be afraid something could go wrong, and you'd have some sort of buyers remorse.
  4. EddieCurrent macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2012
    Purchasing something you need with only a guess, which is all that even the most informed MR user can muster, and knowing that if something comes out you'll return it is not abusing anything. Apple doesn't pre-announce products to keep from cooling sales. I have known A LOT of less informed people who have bought at an inopportune time and not returned, because they didn't know any better. Just because someone has historical data on Apple's release cycle doesn't hold them to a higher standard.

    Now if you did have definite pre-release information and still chose to purchase something just because you didn't want to wait, that would be abuse.
  5. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    1. There won't be a price drop.

    2. Apple may announce new devices available immediately, they may announce new devices available in a months time, they may announce nothing at all. Or at least not what you are looking for.
  6. robanybody macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2013
    Only 6 weeks? :) I wanted to change my 2010 MBPro for an MBAir (travelling a lot more now and the weight's getting to be important) since February. But even then all the signs were to hold until June. 4 months wait - and the Osteopaths bills as well :)
  7. The-Pro macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2010
    im in a similar situation to you

    been wanting to upgrade my 2010 15" mbp with a non retina current model
    im scared that they discontinue the non retina 15" model.
    thinking about buying now and then being safe with the 14 days
    i know they sell the old ones refurbished but i can get it cheaper with the percentages i get

    kinda stuck
  8. bigfatipod macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2011
    I know the waiting is awful, but I'd say just hold off...

    Keep the cash in a saving account and put the extra two weeks of interest towards an upgraded component :p
  9. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    I agree, to which I will ad:

    3. They may introduce new models for sale "immediately", yet they may be buggy, or suffer from early issues like the 15" MacBook Pro retina's did with Image Retention (similar to burn-in) & other issues.

    4. You know exactly what you are getting with the current models.

    YMMV :D

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