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Apple & Boxing Day/New Year Sales

Discussion in 'Apple Products & Services' started by Jean Valjean, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Jean Valjean

    Jean Valjean Member

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    Do Apple ever offer a sale during these times ?
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    Short answer is no :thumbsdow
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  3. pm79

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    They don't need to... People (inc me!) buy apple products anyway :)
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    Disappointing isn't it
  5. pm79

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    It is.. but in a way it's good also becos then we don't have to wait for boxing day to buy apple products.:devil: We know they never put on any sale so we can buy them whenever we want! :)
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    one thing to say, if you want to buy a new Apple product direct from Apple, now is the time. as Apple certainly won't absorb (like a lot of other retailers) the VAT increase
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    Indeed, which is why despite an update *probably* being due soon, there's a 13" MBP on it's way to me now.

    That said, though, the prices set by Apple seem to be on a steep and seemingly never ending upward spiral anyway, so I suspect the VAT will be a minor concern for those purchasing, especially as prices continue to become more and more cringeworthy with almost every update.
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    true but with the silent mac mini price drop and recent speed updates in the imac which didn't see a price hike (from what I can remember, I will stand correct if proven wrong), I think Apple are starting to re-think their pricing strategy and perhaps are thinking/realising that not even the most dedicated customer will tolerate continue price hikes for the sake of it. So with the new MBP range for example, they will either keep it at the same price (by that being at the new VAT rate) or they may make the price hike more modest

    of course, this is simply my own speculation, as we won't know until the next keynote
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    Well there was an advertisement on TV the other day for Comet, MBP 13" reduced from £1199 to £999.
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    However a quick look at the apple store, shows the same 13" MBP is now £999, looks like apple have reduced the price, but there is no mention of for how long or if it is permanent.
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    As predicited, Apple have increased their prices in line with the VAT increae, making their entry price points a little odd:

    Entry level iMac up from £999 to£1020.

    Hopefully they will revise them on the next updates, hopefully downward. :rolleyes:

    Gazza
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    ya just checked that there,they very strange when it comes to deals, but what can you do.
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    lol, I remember the odd prices when the VAT went back up to 17.5% during that temporary 15% VAT period
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    Which shows just how much all retailers rip off the consumer, as the reduction in VAT was designed to help kick start the economy again, not for retailers to just adjust prices back to price points like £9.99!

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