Should I wait until the holidays to buy a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop?

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I've just about finalized my configuration of a Lenovo Thinkpad T530 laptop, to serve as a playmate for my Toshiba Satellite A505-S6965 unit (bought in August 2009). I'm watching the price go up and down in an unpredictable manner, every few days. I'm not familiar with the pricing trend of laptops throughout the year, specifically the holiday seasons starting after Thanksgiving and extending past XMAS. Can I get some advice from those of you who have been in the pc business for many years, as to whether I should wait for the holidays for a drop in price, or buy now?

Keep in mind that I'm registered on the Barnes and Noble Gold website for discounted pricing, and that my Toshiba laptop is working flawlessly. I'm in no rush to buy now, even though the current price is $858.09. Per a Lenovo sales rep., the T530 was released in June 2012, and no replacement model will be released until next summer. This event will prevent prices from dropping, based on the need to sell old stock to make room for new stock. Therefore, prices should follow the business model of supply and demand.

I created a screen capture from the page of my configuration, and attached it to this post. Please click on the thumbnail image, to properly view the configuration. I added a few missing items from the configuration.....

> 720p HD Camera with Microphone

> Keyboard Backlit

> Express Card Slot & 4-in-1 Card Reader & Bezel

> 90W AC Adapter (2-pin)

What are your thoughts on this laptop for the price of $858.09? Thank you all.


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