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Currys still selling Apple MacBook'/Pro's /Air's at Prices Before Apple Price Increase - From £749.00

£749.00 @ Currys
Im sure Apple haters will hate this post and hit the Cold button just out of spite and hate for Apple in general. But just a quick post to let you know if you are in the market to get a new Apple M…
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Im sure Apple haters will hate this post and hit the Cold button just out of spite and hate for Apple in general.

But just a quick post to let you know if you are in the market to get a new Apple MacBook/Pro/Air (out of the existing range), you should maybe look to buy one sooner rather than later...

For Example, Apple increased the price on their Macbook 256GB version from £1049 to £1249 this week and Currys are still selling on their website at the £1049 price.
(I have checked and this is the 2016 version.)

A similar deal was posted about John Lewis offering the same prices as before Apple increased their prices this week, however JL's website mysteriously has all Macbook's now out of stock.

Hope it helps...
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#1
Which one do I go for, was gonna wait for black friday, what pro would you recommend for business use - not a designer but need the tools to check over product packaging etc, 8gb or 16gb
1 Like #2
xbox360man
Which one do I go for, was gonna wait for black friday, what pro would you recommend for business use - not a designer but need the tools to check over product packaging etc, 8gb or 16gb
Pass, everyone's requirements are different.
8GB of RAM should be more than enough for most users, unless you are using very intensive software.
Definitely go for a retina display model, as worth the extra.
Just saw this one through another retailer for £899, if you are happy to buy an "Open Box" model, saves you another £100 from the Currys price or £350 from the new Apple Price!
(Only downside 128GB hard drive, should be upgradeable.)
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/a1-refurbished-apple-macbook-pro-5th-gen-core-i5-8gb-128gb-ssd-13.3-inch-re-a1-mf839b-a/version.asp


Edited By: gilesrdavies on Oct 31, 2016 00:02
10 Likes #3
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?
oO
#4
Anyone know if the one's at John Lewis might get restocked? They are the same price as currys but with 3 year guarantee and their accidental cover is also a lot cheaper. http://www.johnlewis.com/apple-macbook-intel-core-m3-8gb-ram-256gb-flash-storage-12-retina-display/p2679758?colour=Space%20Grey
1 Like #5
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO

find the product cheaper elsewhere... you cant.
2 Likes #6
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
NO and YES!

Apple have significantly increased their prices due to the uncertainty with Brexit and the weak Pound against the US Dollar, but Curry's happen to be continuing to sell their MacBook's at the old lower prices.

So I suppose YES it is a deal, as shortly I would suspect Curry's will be increasing their prices to match Apple.
#7
TheMrDuckstep
Anyone know if the one's at John Lewis might get restocked? They are the same price as currys but with 3 year guarantee and their accidental cover is also a lot cheaper. http://www.johnlewis.com/apple-macbook-intel-core-m3-8gb-ram-256gb-flash-storage-12-retina-display/p2679758?colour=Space%20Grey

I doubt it, seems a bit of a coincidence every Apple Macbook is out of stock on the John Lewis website.

However JL do operate the Never Knowingly Undersold motto, could try ringing your local store tomorrow, and seeing if available in-store, and if they have put up their prices, they should price match Curry's - provided Curry's do not put up their prices overnight!
#8
gilesrdavies
TheMrDuckstep
Anyone know if the one's at John Lewis might get restocked? They are the same price as currys but with 3 year guarantee and their accidental cover is also a lot cheaper. http://www.johnlewis.com/apple-macbook-intel-core-m3-8gb-ram-256gb-flash-storage-12-retina-display/p2679758?colour=Space%20Grey
I doubt it, seems a bit of a coincidence every Apple Macbook is out of stock on the John Lewis website.
However JL do operate the Never Knowingly Undersold motto, could try ringing your local store tomorrow, and seeing if available in-store, and if they have put up their prices, they should price match Curry's - provided Curry's do not put up their prices overnight!

the upgraded model for £1.3k was in stock less than an hour ago but in gold / rose which aren't the colours I'm after... so hopefully they will have stock locally, I'll give them a ring tomorrow, thanks!
1 Like #9
I wonder how many companies will be bringing their prices back down should the pound recover. Reminds me of when the VAT went down and nobody cut prices but they all put them up when VAT went up!
1 Like #10
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO

Macbook 256GB normal price is £1249
Currys are selling at £1049

How is this deal the normal price?
1 Like #11
The_IMF
I wonder how many companies will be bringing their prices back down should the pound recover. Reminds me of when the VAT went down and nobody cut prices but they all put them up when VAT went up!

Its not just the value of the £ that causes increases, minimum wage increases, fuel costs etc all eat into profit margins, so prices would have been going up at some point, just probably not as much as they have/will.
#12
John Lewis are still selling Macbook 256gb instore for £1049.
4 Likes #13
gilesrdavies
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
NO and YES!
Apple have significantly increased their prices due to the uncertainty with Brexit and the weak Pound against the US Dollar, but Curry's happen to be continuing to sell their MacBook's at the old lower prices.
So I suppose YES it is a deal, as shortly I would suspect Curry's will be increasing their prices to match Apple.

Sick of these lies...nothing to do with Brexit...they have done the same thing in Euros as well!
1 Like #14
The_IMF
I wonder how many companies will be bringing their prices back down should the pound recover. Reminds me of when the VAT went down and nobody cut prices but they all put them up when VAT went up!

As above...
1 Like #15
On a side note I've ordered my MacBook Gold 512GB from Very. Still have the older prices...all models in stock and can do on buy now pay later for 12 months so just going to pay off in next couple of months as 0% interest if pay within 12 months. Also get 10% back. Works out cheaper then I can buy direct from Apple and can just buy Apple Care if you're worried.

Edited By: cantonbean on Oct 31, 2016 07:41
#17


"Partners say customers will accept the “new normal” prices" LOL. Not much choice really, have they? oO
#18
cantonbean
gilesrdavies
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
NO and YES!
Apple have significantly increased their prices due to the uncertainty with Brexit and the weak Pound against the US Dollar, but Curry's happen to be continuing to sell their MacBook's at the old lower prices.
So I suppose YES it is a deal, as shortly I would suspect Curry's will be increasing their prices to match Apple.
Sick of these lies...nothing to do with Brexit...they have done the same thing in Euros as well!

Anyone with a little bit of maths knowledge can work out that anything made/priced in dollars will go up, so we're screwed in Britain, it's a legitimate exercise, the pound has dropped against the dollar. Those in the rest of Europe should be a little annoyed, since the euro has dropped against the dollar, but nowhere near as much since Brexit and is more or less where it was a year ago.

mike
#19
julieallen
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
Macbook 256GB normal price is £1249
Currys are selling at £1049
How is this deal the normal price?

This 'deal' is the normal price for old stock bought from Apple before the increase. All stockists should be selling at this price until new stock arrives.


Edited By: LesD on Oct 31, 2016 11:01
#20
LesD
julieallen
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
Macbook 256GB normal price is £1249
Currys are selling at £1049
How is this deal the normal price?
This 'deal' is the normal price for old stock bought from Apple before the increase. All stockists should be selling at this price until new stock arrives.

What's the difference between the old and new stock?
#21
You can get a new entry spec 15.4" from eBay for £1399. Other than the 3 year warranty, are there any other advantages of getting it from John Lewis for £1,599?
#22
xbox360man
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
find the product cheaper elsewhere... you cant.
http://i.imgur.com/fraSo9e.gif
#23
mbuckhurst
cantonbean
gilesrdavies
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
NO and YES!
Apple have significantly increased their prices due to the uncertainty with Brexit and the weak Pound against the US Dollar, but Curry's happen to be continuing to sell their MacBook's at the old lower prices.
So I suppose YES it is a deal, as shortly I would suspect Curry's will be increasing their prices to match Apple.
Sick of these lies...nothing to do with Brexit...they have done the same thing in Euros as well!
Anyone with a little bit of maths knowledge can work out that anything made/priced in dollars will go up, so we're screwed in Britain, it's a legitimate exercise, the pound has dropped against the dollar. Those in the rest of Europe should be a little annoyed, since the euro has dropped against the dollar, but nowhere near as much since Brexit and is more or less where it was a year ago.
mike

Still not in any way proportional to exchange rate and same issues in Euro show it has nothing to do with Brexit at all and everything to do with greed. All tech is always baseline in dollars but other companies haven't adopted this strategy so it is indeed rubbish. In fact outside of the US I bet the U.K. Buys more Apple products then anywhere in Europe. In short they have done this because they can get away with it but people continue to use Brexit as a reason for greed as a company or to try and point out the effects of Brexit as compensation for being upset about the vote. Watch this video by an Irish tech reviewer to see you're wrong.

https://youtu.be/lQtrmjubfEo
#24
mbuckhurst
cantonbean
gilesrdavies
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
NO and YES!
Apple have significantly increased their prices due to the uncertainty with Brexit and the weak Pound against the US Dollar, but Curry's happen to be continuing to sell their MacBook's at the old lower prices.
So I suppose YES it is a deal, as shortly I would suspect Curry's will be increasing their prices to match Apple.
Sick of these lies...nothing to do with Brexit...they have done the same thing in Euros as well!
Anyone with a little bit of maths knowledge can work out that anything made/priced in dollars will go up, so we're screwed in Britain, it's a legitimate exercise, the pound has dropped against the dollar. Those in the rest of Europe should be a little annoyed, since the euro has dropped against the dollar, but nowhere near as much since Brexit and is more or less where it was a year ago.
mike

Plus how come Apple has put up the prices of their products in the US then if your basic knowledge of maths was right then they should be getting a reduction...in short..wrong again!
#25
Its getting cold in here!

Brrrrrr....
oO
#26
oshmo8
LesD
julieallen
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
Macbook 256GB normal price is £1249
Currys are selling at £1049
How is this deal the normal price?
This 'deal' is the normal price for old stock bought from Apple before the increase. All stockists should be selling at this price until new stock arrives.
What's the difference between the old and new stock?

About £200 at a guess.
#27
LesD
oshmo8
LesD
julieallen
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
Macbook 256GB normal price is £1249
Currys are selling at £1049
How is this deal the normal price?
This 'deal' is the normal price for old stock bought from Apple before the increase. All stockists should be selling at this price until new stock arrives.
What's the difference between the old and new stock?
About £200 at a guess.
The new stock includes a bigger tub of Vaseline than the old.
1 Like #28
So disappointed I didn't get one of these from Apple using student discount the day before.

Especially since I prefer the old one to the new!
#29
gilesrdavies
TheMrDuckstep
Anyone know if the one's at John Lewis might get restocked? They are the same price as currys but with 3 year guarantee and their accidental cover is also a lot cheaper. http://www.johnlewis.com/apple-macbook-intel-core-m3-8gb-ram-256gb-flash-storage-12-retina-display/p2679758?colour=Space%20Grey
I doubt it, seems a bit of a coincidence every Apple Macbook is out of stock on the John Lewis website.
However JL do operate the Never Knowingly Undersold motto, could try ringing your local store tomorrow, and seeing if available in-store, and if they have put up their prices, they should price match Curry's - provided Curry's do not put up their prices overnight!
They still have the 15" MBP for £1599
#30
oshmo8
You can get a new entry spec 15.4" from eBay for £1399. Other than the 3 year warranty, are there any other advantages of getting it from John Lewis for £1,599?
yeah get stolen one from ebay with US keyboard haha
#31
cantonbean
gilesrdavies
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
NO and YES!
Apple have significantly increased their prices due to the uncertainty with Brexit and the weak Pound against the US Dollar, but Curry's happen to be continuing to sell their MacBook's at the old lower prices.
So I suppose YES it is a deal, as shortly I would suspect Curry's will be increasing their prices to match Apple.
Sick of these lies...nothing to do with Brexit...they have done the same thing in Euros as well!

Errr..... http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apples-uk-price-hikes-add-to-consumers-post-brexit-pain-2016-10-28

Its not just Apple but anything we import which uses the $ is currently costing us 20% more to import. As nearly everything we import uses the $ as currency think we can safely assume most things we import are going to rise in price. Put the politics aside and just do the math. Its not rocket science
#32
midiman
cantonbean
gilesrdavies
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
NO and YES!
Apple have significantly increased their prices due to the uncertainty with Brexit and the weak Pound against the US Dollar, but Curry's happen to be continuing to sell their MacBook's at the old lower prices.
So I suppose YES it is a deal, as shortly I would suspect Curry's will be increasing their prices to match Apple.
Sick of these lies...nothing to do with Brexit...they have done the same thing in Euros as well!

Errr..... http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apples-uk-price-hikes-add-to-consumers-post-brexit-pain-2016-10-28

Its not just Apple but anything we import which uses the $ is currently costing us 20% more to import. As nearly everything we import uses the $ as currency think we can safely assume most things we import are going to rise in price. Put the politics aside and just do the math. Its not rocket science



​there are things that are going up as a result but Apple being quoted is wrong. As they have put the prices up all over Europe your argument is wrong.
#33
midiman
cantonbean
gilesrdavies
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
NO and YES!
Apple have significantly increased their prices due to the uncertainty with Brexit and the weak Pound against the US Dollar, but Curry's happen to be continuing to sell their MacBook's at the old lower prices.
So I suppose YES it is a deal, as shortly I would suspect Curry's will be increasing their prices to match Apple.
Sick of these lies...nothing to do with Brexit...they have done the same thing in Euros as well!

Errr..... http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apples-uk-price-hikes-add-to-consumers-post-brexit-pain-2016-10-28

Its not just Apple but anything we import which uses the $ is currently costing us 20% more to import. As nearly everything we import uses the $ as currency think we can safely assume most things we import are going to rise in price. Put the politics aside and just do the math. Its not rocket science



​in short you are right in general but wrong relating to Apple's prices increases worldwide. It has nothing to do with Brexit and everything to do with greed.
#34
cantonbean
midiman
cantonbean
gilesrdavies
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
NO and YES!
Apple have significantly increased their prices due to the uncertainty with Brexit and the weak Pound against the US Dollar, but Curry's happen to be continuing to sell their MacBook's at the old lower prices.
So I suppose YES it is a deal, as shortly I would suspect Curry's will be increasing their prices to match Apple.
Sick of these lies...nothing to do with Brexit...they have done the same thing in Euros as well!
Errr..... http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apples-uk-price-hikes-add-to-consumers-post-brexit-pain-2016-10-28
Its not just Apple but anything we import which uses the $ is currently costing us 20% more to import. As nearly everything we import uses the $ as currency think we can safely assume most things we import are going to rise in price. Put the politics aside and just do the math. Its not rocket science
​in short you are right in general but wrong relating to Apple's prices increases worldwide. It has nothing to do with Brexit and everything to do with greed.

You wont hear me arguing about Apple being greedy. As good as their products are, they have in my opinion always been overpriced. The Euro over the last year has struggled against the dollar and in itself is down but nowhere near to the degree the pound has suffered. I think the price rise in Euros has also been significantly less then against the pound so is directly related to Brexit. As I said forget the politics, focus on the math. We are at this stage in the process worse of and its not going to get better for the foreseeable future. Long term who knows but not holding my breath.
#35
there is a €400 euro difference on the new base model if you convert it straight at exchange rate separate to tax in the States. They are actually getting more done over then us...hence why I say Brexit not relevant. The maths doesn't add up!
#37
here is the video to prove that it's just greedy and nothing to do with Brexit!
#38
pound is up dramatically today post court ruling... do you think Apple will adjust their pound pricing accordingly?
1 Like #39
midiman
cantonbean
midiman
cantonbean
gilesrdavies
JimBobJr
Wait, so their inflated normal price is now a deal?oO
NO and YES!
Apple have significantly increased their prices due to the uncertainty with Brexit and the weak Pound against the US Dollar, but Curry's happen to be continuing to sell their MacBook's at the old lower prices.
So I suppose YES it is a deal, as shortly I would suspect Curry's will be increasing their prices to match Apple.
Sick of these lies...nothing to do with Brexit...they have done the same thing in Euros as well!
Errr..... http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apples-uk-price-hikes-add-to-consumers-post-brexit-pain-2016-10-28
Its not just Apple but anything we import which uses the $ is currently costing us 20% more to import. As nearly everything we import uses the $ as currency think we can safely assume most things we import are going to rise in price. Put the politics aside and just do the math. Its not rocket science
​in short you are right in general but wrong relating to Apple's prices increases worldwide. It has nothing to do with Brexit and everything to do with greed.
You wont hear me arguing about Apple being greedy. As good as their products are, they have in my opinion always been overpriced. The Euro over the last year has struggled against the dollar and in itself is down but nowhere near to the degree the pound has suffered. I think the price rise in Euros has also been significantly less then against the pound so is directly related to Brexit. As I said forget the politics, focus on the math. We are at this stage in the process worse of and its not going to get better for the foreseeable future. Long term who knows but not holding my breath.

I think you're over complicating this.

They've raised their prices everywhere, INCLUDING the US. If you frequent any Mac centric forums you'll see people complaining regardless of geographic location.

This has very little to do with Brexit and more to do with Apples pricing changing.

Conversely WRT Brexit you're over simplifying "the Math". Firstly most multinationals will have hedged against currency fluctuations. We will see rises as those hedges expire (assuming Donald doesnt get in, in which case we may see people flee the USD, evening things up). And even then competition will still lead to some downward pressure on prices. Not only will no one want to jump first, but some will see an advantage in not passing the full difference across (gain market share on a rival).

I trust you will have noted we didn't see huge fluctuations in price when GBP was up in the $2 region. It was also in the $1.80's for quite some time. Historically $1.20's is low, but not as low as it seems when comparing to recent historic highs. Take a look at a 10/20/30 year graph of the currency pairing. My business largely earns in USD so I watch the exchange rate more closely then most.

The reason the simple math doesn't work is because it presumes the entire underlying cost is affected by the exchange rate. For most complex products that simply isn't the case. A large proportion of the cost is made up of local resources such as labour, premises, infrastructure, support, insurance, shipping, etc......

Edited By: Mentos on Nov 04, 2016 18:28: .
#40
I was wondering if it was worth waiting for black Friday or just searching right now if people are selling at the older cost.
I remember last year Boxing day that Apple did not reduce the cost of their products but put a red label on it and said that the profits would be going towards charity (sounds as if we are not already giving to Apple charity when we normally purchase Apple). So that makes me wonder if Apple will reduce the cost of the products this balck friday or will it be some similar gimmick to last year.
One thing that makes me feel that apple will be forced to lower its cost at least for black friday *(at least to the older cost) is that the new laptops are so much more expensve (considering it was already expensive) that it might go out of the budget of many potential buyers which might cause a drop in sales (ulness there are diehard appple fans).

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