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Old Mar 15, 2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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iMac Added to Employee Purchase Program, Suggesting Production Constraints Have Eased




As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple yesterday added the latest iMac to its Employee Purchase Program, supporting earlier suggestions that production constraints have now eased.

Apple CEO Tim Cook had warned in a January analyst call that iMac shipments would be constrained through Q1, but improving shipping estimates and the company's decision to allow employees to purchase them at a discount suggests that the issue has now ended.

Current and retired Apple employees are allowed to buy Apple products for personal use at a 25% discount, and last year Apple added an additional layer to the program by offering employees $500 off the purchase of a Mac once every three years, on top of the 25% discount.

Article Link: iMac Added to Employee Purchase Program, Suggesting Production Constraints Have Eased
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 09:25 AM   #2
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God. Those kinds of discounts give me a hard on.
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Wow, that took 3-1/2 months!
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These discounts can make even a rMBP affordable. Not fair
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 11:12 AM   #5
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Thank god for EPP. Gonna order mine now.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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God. Those kinds of discounts give me a hard on.
could be your cialis still in effect
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 11:25 AM   #7
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So employees can get a 25% discount PLUS $500 off in one transaction?!
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 11:42 AM   #8
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So employees can get a 25% discount PLUS $500 off in one transaction?!
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 11:59 AM   #9
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So employees can get a 25% discount PLUS $500 off in one transaction?!
Yep on Apple store wages you need these discounts to afford one.
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Previously, you could also buy 3 additional Macs @ 17% (I think) discount; I don't know if that's still true. Nice little perk of working with the company!
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 12:27 PM   #11
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This is awesome!
How easy is it to get a job at an Apple store?
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 01:29 PM   #12
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Not so much..
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 01:31 PM   #13
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The discount is just yesterday available to companies which have an EPP with Apple. 6%. Better than nothing.
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So you have to be an apple employee to get apple products at a Stupidly inflated price for the spec of the hardware rather than the standard Outragously insulting inflated price for the spec...




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So you have to be an apple employee to get apple products at a Stupidly inflated price for the spec of the hardware rather than the standard Outragously insulting inflated price for the spec...




Sweet
How do I get one of those "friend and family " EPP discounts? Heard they're 15% off.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 04:37 PM   #16
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Please, now that iMacs availability has eased, can we have reasonable SSDs across all models? By "reasonable" I mean 256GB and 512GB, and not the 768GB which is a joke.
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So you have to be an apple employee to get apple products at a Stupidly inflated price for the spec of the hardware rather than the standard Outragously insulting inflated price for the spec...
What Apple products are sold for an "Outragously insulting inflated price" in your opinion? Just curious.
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Previously, you could also buy 3 additional Macs @ 17% (I think) discount; I don't know if that's still true. Nice little perk of working with the company!
I believe you're referring to the Friends & Family discount. It recently changed.
It is now "15% off of reasonable quantities of Macs"
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Wow, that took 3-1/2 months!
I wouldn't have expected this while they were in short supply. It's only logical that they would wait.
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What Apple products are sold for an "Outragously insulting inflated price" in your opinion? Just curious.
all of them , its well know apple don't sell anything for less than 300% profit ,
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So employees can get a 25% discount PLUS $500 off in one transaction?!
Once every three years.
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Once every three years.
one won't be buying it every year so that sounds nice..
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What Apple products are sold for an "Outragously insulting inflated price" in your opinion? Just curious.
The Powerbook 5300 is one. But I think they are currently sold out.
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all of them , its well know apple don't sell anything for less than 300% profit ,
I'll assume you tried to be funny. Not that it actually was funny, but you tried.
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