Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-22-2002, 02:01 PM
Mike Brosco Mike Brosco is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 66
Default G4 price drop in July?

People are warning me to hold off from buying a G4 until the Mac expo in July. If a new G4 is announced (a 1.4 I'm told) they expect the 933 to drop in price. Right now they have a $300 rebate on the G4 and the 17" flat monitor has a $200 rebate (if purchased with a G4 system). Do people expect the price of the monitors to drop as well or do you think they will remain at about $1k? If we expect the monitor to go back to its regular price then the question is do we expect the 933 to drop more than $500 in price next month? Because if I wait I have to pay full price on the monitor I've lost $200 for waiting. I want to order my HD3 this week for the plug-in bundle and introductory price. It will suck to wait three weeks to order the Mac. I don't want my short Digi warrenty time passing as the system sits in its box awaiting a computer. Any advice?

Thanks,
Mike
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-22-2002, 05:03 PM
Boom Chic Boom Chic is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Los Angeles CA USA
Posts: 727
Default Re: G4 price drop in July?

Let me look into my crystal ball, I see, I see, .....nothing. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] It's very cloudy, yes I'm geting something now, wait, no, nothing. It's gone dark. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

I wish someone knew for sure what's gonna happen with the rebates/prices/ new computers, it's kind of a crap shoot or "dooky" shoot.

It doesn't cost me anything to wait to see if the prices drop on the G4 in a few weeks, but you want that monitor, so that changes the equation.

If they are going to introduce new monitors, then the price may drop on both computers and monitors, but no one can say for sure, or can they?
__________________
Karen Basset
Boom Chic Studios
Los Angeles, CA 90048
karenbasset@hotmail.com
http://www.boomchic.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-22-2002, 05:20 PM
Lee Blaske Lee Blaske is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Minneapolis, MN U.S.A.
Posts: 3,625
Default Re: G4 price drop in July?

The real quandry, as I see it, is that the coming machines might have the new 1394b 800Mbs Firewire bus, making Firewire very practical even for HD sessions. They're also rumored to have the USB2 bus, which might be nice for MIDI, and 8x AGP.

Regarding monitor deals, the computer market is quite soft these days, so I wouldn't expect the deals to disappear.

Lee Blaske
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-22-2002, 05:46 PM
MattiMattMatt MattiMattMatt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 382
Default Re: G4 price drop in July?

Answer:

Order PT now, wait until after Macworld announcements to get the computer, either a new one (my recommendation), or an old one at a discount.

The overlap in time that amounts to a partial loss in PT warranty coverage is a price worth paying for getting what you want.

Don't fret the nickles and dimes.

-M.M.M.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-22-2002, 06:47 PM
Jan Folkson Jan Folkson is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1998
Location: New York City
Posts: 379
Default Re: G4 price drop in July?

The problem with computers is that no matter when you buy one another is coming out in a week that's cheaper, faster and better looking. At some point you just need to jump in.

I agree with Matt, I got my 867 just after the 933s were announced and got it for about $1800.

In addition, the current machines have been out for a minute and there'll be no surprises after you buy one.
__________________
- Jan Folkson
www.janfolkson.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-22-2002, 09:24 PM
Boom Chic Boom Chic is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Los Angeles CA USA
Posts: 727
Default Re: G4 price drop in July?

How long do you think it will take for Digi to approve of these "new" computers coming out in July? Are there any compatible preipherals for this USB2 midi, and 1394b FW?

If you're the first one to "jump" on the bandwagon and have to be on the cutting edge, you also get to be a beta tester for everyone. It's going to be a whole new ball game with the new computers. What system was HD tested and designed on? [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

I used to surf a lot before I had kids, and when a good set would come in, I would always let the first wave go by, and look at the horizon to see how many more waves were coming, everyone else would make a mad scramble for the first couple of waves, a lot of them getting caught inside, in the soup, and then I had my pick of the last, and best waves in the set. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Ride ride ride the wild surf! Dude, you're gettin' a G4! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
__________________
Karen Basset
Boom Chic Studios
Los Angeles, CA 90048
karenbasset@hotmail.com
http://www.boomchic.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
192 Price Drop/Like its Bad or Something Barry Johns Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 3 06-09-2011 11:46 PM
Price Drop jdutaillis 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 32 12-08-2009 01:01 PM
HD1 Price Drop? Tweakhead Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 3 09-08-2005 01:06 PM
WOW, HUI price drop? RJ Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 15 11-12-2002 01:04 AM
Price Drop?? holyman555 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 3 03-01-2002 06:09 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:23 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com