My point is, if you can wait for deals you’ll find that paying full price for ANY product, INCLUDING MACS, is foolish.
Despite having owned well over 100 Macs(no that number is not an exaggeration, and I can provide a full listing to anyone so interested) and still having a significant number of those, I have only bought two new. The first was my 2011 MacBook Pro, and then this 2020 M1 MacBook Pro. I have bought a few, including my mid-2012 15" Pro, new enough to still carry some Applecare, but still used.
With the M1 Macs, there really isn't a robust used market yet. The few that I've seen have sold for near new prices, especially given that for the first few months after shipping, they were constantly in short supply.
None the less, at least right now, Best Buy, where I bought mine(Apple stores are closed in this area) has the M1 MBPs on sale for $100 off this week. Best Buy will honor EDU discounts(which I'm eligible for-I am a college professor), but for as long as I can remember edu pricing on Macs has been a flat $100 off.
Still, though, if you want current stuff, even buying used won't necessarily save a lot of money. Apple products tend to hold on to their resale value.