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psymac
Mar 13, 2008, 08:34 AM
Wow, never have seen so many refurbs, especially Minis, looks like something is up soon. Next Tuesday?



mrpalmer420
Mar 13, 2008, 08:40 AM
***crosses fingers and hopes***

Le Big Mac
Mar 13, 2008, 08:47 AM
Wow, never have seen so many refurbs, especially Minis, looks like something is up soon. Next Tuesday?

Why would they be loading up refurbs now? Do they use that to clear out new stock as well? Because until there are new products announced the current iMac and Mini are "new", so there's no reason to sell them at a discount as refurbs.

Clive At Five
Mar 13, 2008, 02:02 PM
Why would they be loading up refurbs now? Do they use that to clear out new stock as well? Because until there are new products announced the current iMac and Mini are "new", so there's no reason to sell them at a discount as refurbs.

With that logic, the 400MHz G4 Cube is "new" because it has not yet seen an update.

Trust me. Sub 2GHz C2D with GMA 950 graphics, no Santa Rosa, and an 80GB HDD... That's not new. That's very old technology. That's why so many people are anxious.

-Clive

flopticalcube
Mar 13, 2008, 02:04 PM
Even saw a Core Solo on there this morning! Talk about ancient history. and they really should put more thought into the pricing rather than just taking a fixed % off the original retail. The CS looks stupid next to a cheaper, better spec'd 1.83GHz CD.

n1ght
Mar 13, 2008, 02:15 PM
With that logic, the 400MHz G4 Cube is "new" because it has not yet seen an update.

Trust me. Sub 2GHz C2D with GMA 950 graphics, no Santa Rosa, and an 80GB HDD... That's not new. That's very old technology. That's why so many people are anxious.

-Clive

Yeah, the Mini is pretty pathetic, and the refurb $999 iMac makes it seem that much worse.

For $200 more compared to the SuperDrive mini:
- 20" screen (A 20" screen alone is $200!)
- Webcam and microphone
- Keyboard
- Mouse
- Santa Rosa (Crestline) chipset
- Dedicated graphics card
- Also, bigger and faster hard drive [EDIT]

psymac
Mar 13, 2008, 02:17 PM
I know, that $999 iMac is pretty enticing, much better deal than the 2ghz mini.

psymac
Mar 13, 2008, 02:19 PM
Whoa, almost all the refurbs minis are gone now, and this is a 'dying' segment?

clyde2801
Mar 13, 2008, 02:20 PM
Not wanting to start the whole 'white vs. shiny' debate, but the 20" white imac underneath it isn't too bad, either...

Le Big Mac
Mar 13, 2008, 03:51 PM
With that logic, the 400MHz G4 Cube is "new" because it has not yet seen an update.

Trust me. Sub 2GHz C2D with GMA 950 graphics, no Santa Rosa, and an 80GB HDD... That's not new. That's very old technology. That's why so many people are anxious.

-Clive

1) It's also not in the refurb store. Point being that they wouldn't dump "obsolete" products into the refurb store before they've become obsolete through an upgraded spec.

2) Didn't say the current products couldn't use an update. Only question was whether one could draw an inference about timing because of increased refurbs.

clyde2801
Mar 14, 2008, 01:54 PM
if they were trying to empty the channels, wouldn't they be using the clearance section of the refurbed store?

besides, apple is more nutso about operation security than the kremlin or the third reich. i couldn't see them tipping their hand like that anyway...