Delay MacBook Air purchase on release day: Here’s why

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The rumors that the MacBook Air refresh being released today along with Mac OS X Lion will not subside, even if we think that there is not much hope. However, when the new 2011 MBA does finally get its release date you might want to delay your purchase. You may wonder why that is, well we will aim to explain this for you.

Whenever Apple launches a new product there seems to be a panic, it’s as if you are expecting a worldwide shortage of these devices – although this is often the case with new versions of the iPhone and iPad. However, this is not likely to happen with the MacBook Air, as it has not been Apple’s most successful device. Having said that, there seems to be a lot more interest since the last update, and that is expected to continue with the next version.

Deal News has conducted a study, looking into the pricing of new Mac products, and there you can clearly see that a pattern has emerged. Apple is not in the game of offering discounts in a hurry, not even when their products are entering the last few weeks and months of their lifecycle. It is for this reason why we all rush of the starting blocks to get the likes of a new MacBook Air.

However, you need to learn to be patient, as there are deals out there, you just have to know where to look. The main goal of the above website is to find you deals all year round, so has pulled three years worth of previous deals with Apple products to explain how you can save a few dollars by just waiting a little while, in some cases even a day.

We can understand why people would want to take the advice of not buying a new Apple product on launch day, as well as never buying direct from Apple. In the past the likes of Amazon, MacMall and MacConnection has all been able to offer a discounted rate after only a few days

Take the 2010 MacBook Air, in just one day MacConnection offered it for $30 less, but is that saving worth the hassle. We know that Apple has been very aggressive with their pricing lately, and we have reason to believe that the new MacBook Air with its rumored return to a backlit keyboard will come in a little cheaper than the current version. When I buy products I always look for the best deal possible, but that is not the case when it comes to Apple. The service that you get direct from Apple is second to none, if you were to buy an Apple product from a reseller they will not stop you from buying something that is not needed. Just a few days ago I took possession of a new 27-inch iMac, and when I went to purchase a few more items an Apple store member advised me against it, saving me £200 in the process.

Remember it is up to you if and when you buy a new Mac device, you have to choose between price and quality of service.

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