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Old Sep 25, 2009, 01:15 AM   #1
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What does Apple store do with floor models and unsold stock?

This has probably been discussed, but I couldn't find anything.
What happens to The Apple Store's unsold stock, and the models they have on the floor for demos?
Do they send em back to Apple, Sell them cheaper, or trash em or what?
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 01:18 AM   #2
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Refurb I would imagine.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 01:38 AM   #3
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They probably sell them to a company that sells them.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 01:50 AM   #4
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I would imagine everything gets shipped back but maybe the Apple staff at the store get first choice on a refurb before they go.
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 12:29 PM   #5
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Sells at Previous Model Price

I just talked with someone at the Apple Retail store near me wondering the same thing, and they sell the previous models at a reduced price...which is usually like $100 less... a rate that doesn't convince me to buy the previous model when the new, more powerful model is so close within reach.
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 01:16 PM   #6
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They could:

1) Keep some as reserves (they did similar things with old iPod's)
2) Sell to other company
3) Back to Apple and they sell at reduced price
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 01:58 PM   #7
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They must end up with loads of unsold machines, even with their strict stock control, refurb sales and discount sales to staff.

What do they do, recycle the parts?
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