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Apple Macbook Pro with Retina Display + Apple Price Beat + 2 Year Warranty £1899 @ John Lewis
Apple Macbook Pro with Retina Display + Apple Price Beat + 2 Year Warranty £1899 @ John Lewis

Apple Macbook Pro with Retina Display + Apple Price Beat + 2 Year Warranty £1899 @ John Lewis

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Apple have recently reduced their prices and so I thought I'd try my luck with John Lewis. They were advertising this laptop originally for £2199. They agreed to reduce the price and better Apple's price plus the added bonus of a 2 year warranty.

Thank you for your enquiry.

I have looked into your request and I am happy to confirm that we have lowered our price of the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, ME294B/A, Intel Core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, 15.4" to £1899.00 which is below Apple's price at £1999.00.


The item is available to view on our website.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Yours sincerely,

Alice Brown
John Lewis.com

25 Comments

Describe the deal in your own words and explain to members why it is a good deal! Please don't just paste in marketing text or specs.

Remember: this is a community site, self-promotion may result in a ban! If you are connected to the company you're posting for, please contact us.

FAIL

Macbook pros are getting a major overhaul in 2015 with new processors etc. So wait til then!! Love macbook but I'd wait til next year

Original Poster

Hi, there was a problem with my original submission and it missed off the description. If you would have given me a chance to correct rather than just having a moan.

ourdevonfamily

Describe the deal in your own words and explain to members why it is a … Describe the deal in your own words and explain to members why it is a good deal! Please don't just paste in marketing text or specs.Remember: this is a community site, self-promotion may result in a ban! If you are connected to the company you're posting for, please contact us.FAIL


Edited by: "Rigers" 31st Jul 2014

ourdevonfamily

Describe the deal in your own words and explain to members why it is a … Describe the deal in your own words and explain to members why it is a good deal! Please don't just paste in marketing text or specs.Remember: this is a community site, self-promotion may result in a ban! If you are connected to the company you're posting for, please contact us.FAIL



Actually, I'd say this is the fail...

Editor

ourdevonfamily

Describe the deal in your own words and explain to members why it is a … Describe the deal in your own words and explain to members why it is a good deal! Please don't just paste in marketing text or specs.Remember: this is a community site, self-promotion may result in a ban! If you are connected to the company you're posting for, please contact us.FAIL



That didn't quite work out for you did it?

ourdevonfamily

Describe the deal in your own words and explain to members why it is a … Describe the deal in your own words and explain to members why it is a good deal! Please don't just paste in marketing text or specs.Remember: this is a community site, self-promotion may result in a ban! If you are connected to the company you're posting for, please contact us.FAIL



This is guy actually stupid.....thanks OP for a great price, not every deal needs an opinion on why its great, the JL response states everything we need to know.

itsdavidjones1984

Macbook pros are getting a major overhaul in 2015 with new processors … Macbook pros are getting a major overhaul in 2015 with new processors etc. So wait til then!! Love macbook but I'd wait til next year



Really though, what's the point in waiting. Everything you buy instantly goes obsolete these days. You buy one for now and then sell it close to the release date.

The only thing I can see happening next year is maybe the standard of 256GB models, new iGPU and the introduction of Broadwell. I can't see it being that major.

I ordered my Macbook about 3 weeks ago and received it on the following Wednesday (from ordering) but I've had to send it back due to warping issues. Turns out that whilst they were half way through building my replacement, the new mid-2014 models had just gone out. Get an e-mail from Apple mentioning that I was automatically upgraded. Can't wait to get mine next week!

Banned

Is this the post Apple MacBook Pro price drop 'deals' day it something?

M0nk3h

Really though, what's the point in waiting. Everything you buy instantly … Really though, what's the point in waiting. Everything you buy instantly goes obsolete these days. You buy one for now and then sell it close to the release date.The only thing I can see happening next year is maybe the standard of 256GB models, new iGPU and the introduction of Broadwell. I can't see it being that major.I ordered my Macbook about 3 weeks ago and received it on the following Wednesday (from ordering) but I've had to send it back due to warping issues. Turns out that whilst they were half way through building my replacement, the new mid-2014 models had just gone out. Get an e-mail from Apple mentioning that I was automatically upgraded. Can't wait to get mine next week!



Yeah, really.

" Intel is expected to formally announce its next-generation Broadwell CPUs next year, with short odds on CES 2015 in January. That means that the current upgrade is very much an incremental one, and you could be pretty hacked off shelling out a grand now, only to be left (significantly) behind in a year's time.

Of course, this isn't confirmed by any means, but our advice would be to wait if you've got a serviceable laptop at the moment. I'm actually in this boat personally, as I'm itching to upgrade from my 2012 MacBook Pro. But in this case, I'll be holding out."

Did you really think this would get hot?

Original Poster

stuart07970

Did you really think this would get hot?



No reason why not

itsdavidjones1984

Yeah, really. " Intel is expected to formally announce its … Yeah, really. " Intel is expected to formally announce its next-generation Broadwell CPUs next year, with short odds on CES 2015 in January. That means that the current upgrade is very much an incremental one, and you could be pretty hacked off shelling out a grand now, only to be left (significantly) behind in a year's time.Of course, this isn't confirmed by any means, but our advice would be to wait if you've got a serviceable laptop at the moment. I'm actually in this boat personally, as I'm itching to upgrade from my 2012 MacBook Pro. But in this case, I'll be holding out."



I'll wager in 12 months time, if you did the Pepsi challenge between a broadwell and haswell powered unit, the vast majority of users won't be able to tell the difference.

If someone wants one now, then they should just buy it. If not, then don't.

stuart07970

Did you really think this would get hot?


After being a member of this forum for 7+ years, at -111 it is hotter than any of the deals you have posted. Oh, you haven't contributed any? Ok then...

Edited by: "WBRacing" 31st Jul 2014

you need to be mad to post this, people moan when someone post £799 macbook deal

Banned

WBRacing

After being a member of this forum for 7+ years, at -111 it is hotter … After being a member of this forum for 7+ years, at -111 it is hotter than any of the deals you have posted. Oh, you haven't contributed any? Ok then...



Ah the elitist bs 'I've posted a million and one deals and you haven't, ergo your post is irrelevant. I'm going to rub my millions of posts in your face'

An absolutely ridiculous price for old style tech

itsdavidjones1984

Yeah, really. " Intel is expected to formally announce its … Yeah, really. " Intel is expected to formally announce its next-generation Broadwell CPUs next year, with short odds on CES 2015 in January. That means that the current upgrade is very much an incremental one, and you could be pretty hacked off shelling out a grand now, only to be left (significantly) behind in a year's time.Of course, this isn't confirmed by any means, but our advice would be to wait if you've got a serviceable laptop at the moment. I'm actually in this boat personally, as I'm itching to upgrade from my 2012 MacBook Pro. But in this case, I'll be holding out."



Obviously in your case it's a worthwhile upgrade then but to someone now for you to recommend waiting is a pretty long shot. What happens if they don't announce them? Practically just waiting all that time for what possibly could just be a slight Haswell upgrade. Regardless of whether you buy a Haswell Macbook or the alleged Broadwell next year I don't really think an average user would be disappointed.

Waiting is pointless. You will be waiting all your life for what essentially will be obsolete when you buy it. Buy for now, not the future.

fowler002

Ah the elitist bs 'I've posted a million and one deals and you haven't, … Ah the elitist bs 'I've posted a million and one deals and you haven't, ergo your post is irrelevant. I'm going to rub my millions of posts in your face'



LOL! Think you are a bit confused.

Banned

WBRacing

LOL! Think you are a bit confused.



Ok so the 'I'll rub my spam in your face' bit may have been a bit ott, the rest however is relavent as you may as well said

'Your post is irrelevant as you've not spammed this site'

As thats what your sarcastic remark boils down to

fowler002

Ok so the 'I'll rub my spam in your face' bit may have been a bit ott, … Ok so the 'I'll rub my spam in your face' bit may have been a bit ott, the rest however is relavent as you may as well said'Your post is irrelevant as you've not spammed this site'As thats what your sarcastic remark boils down to



Then the point I was trying to make honestly has been missed. This site exists solely because people contribute deals. Yes there are other smaller ways of contributing (replies containing discussion points/additional info, clicking links, voting) but the big one is posting deals. This site would be dead otherwise. So when someone posts what looks to be a sensible deal, critical comments like that are likely to serve as nothing except as a demotivater for the deal poster to want to submit another in the future. If someone doesn't think it is a good deal then vote it cold, or explain why they think it is a poor deal, that should be enough.

I've seen so many unconstructive, critical/negative/sarcastic posts by people on this site in response to deals posted when that person hasn't contributed any kind of deal themselves. These negative replies offer nothing except to increase the likelihood that the thread starter won't post another. So not only have they not posted a deal, they increase the risk that others won't as well.

It has nothing to do with elitism, rather remembering what makes this site what it is.

royals

An absolutely ridiculous price for old style tech


2 year guarantee included that is is not old tech
We know you want it

WBRacing

I've seen so many unconstructive, critical/negative/sarcastic posts by … I've seen so many unconstructive, critical/negative/sarcastic posts by people on this site in response to deals posted when that person hasn't contributed any kind of deal themselves..



Your view would be the same as saying you cant have an opinion on F1 racing, Premiership football or the Olympics as you have never driven or played in those sports. Ridiculous standpoint!

People have opinions and have the right to voice them on here, even if they have never posted a deal. I find it quite sad that you actually go into people's profiles to see if they have posted a deal just to belittle them for having an opinion that differs from your own.

Personally I think £1899 for a laptop is insane, hell that could feed an entire family for 6 months! Is this a hot deal, maybe, maybe not, is this deal value for money, hell no. But hey, I shop at Aldi, and this is my personal opinion (and before you check, I have posted a deal so my opinion must count! ;).

Regards
Flea

Fleabum

Your view would be the same as saying you cant have an opinion on F1 … Your view would be the same as saying you cant have an opinion on F1 racing, Premiership football or the Olympics as you have never driven or played in those sports. Ridiculous standpoint!People have opinions and have the right to voice them on here, even if they have never posted a deal. I find it quite sad that you actually go into people's profiles to see if they have posted a deal just to belittle them for having an opinion that differs from your own.Personally I think £1899 for a laptop is insane, hell that could feed an entire family for 6 months! Is this a hot deal, maybe, maybe not, is this deal value for money, hell no. But hey, I shop at Aldi, and this is my personal opinion (and before you check, I have posted a deal so my opinion must count! ;).RegardsFlea



Nice rant but it has absolutely nothing to do with what I wrote. When did I say people can't have an opinion? You have missed my point completely.
Edited by: "WBRacing" 1st Aug 2014

Banned

WBRacing

Nice rant but it has absolutely nothing to do with what I wrote. When did … Nice rant but it has absolutely nothing to do with what I wrote. When did I say people can't have an opinion? You have missed my point completely.



No it's just boils down to they can't express their opinion if they've not posted any deals.

Stuart07979 however did have point(post #10), these apple deals...............................................(oh sorry for that I was trying to control the laughter writing apple and deals in the same sentence) tend to go cold 99.99999% of the time. Unless you've been ignoring all the apple deals over the years you'd admit it's true, however I'm guessing you're going to not admit it.
Edited by: "fowler002" 1st Aug 2014

Dear Mr Racing
I am sincerely sorry for my actions and will ensure that my posts contain a little humour or objectivity in future.
I'm an addict for the Apple kool-aid, but almost every Apple post does turn rather frosty, with the inevitable PC fan-boys baiting the Apple faithful.

I will try harder to find something suitable to post.

Regards
Mr 07970
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