25% off Apple's at CompUSA

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  1. loft3 macrumors regular

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    Forgive me if this is not the right forum...

    I was at my local CompUSA (Highland Park, IL) and they have all discontinued Macs on say for 25% off! I asked if it was particular to this store and a sales person told me that it was at every CompUSA this week.

    At the store by me they had the Quad G5 for $2250 after the discount and a 15" PowerBook (last model) for $1100, amoung other G4 and G5 Macs. Fyi.
     
  2. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    sounds too good to be true.

    maybe it's only on the powerPC models.
     
  3. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Well he did say only on *discontinued* macs, so yes that just means PowerPC. I was at CompUSA in Mass. on Friday and they were in fact having the same sale on the old PowerPC models.
     
  4. emw macrumors G4

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    He did say "discontinued Macs", so probably yes - it's the PowerPC models. Even so, that's a pretty good deal if you're looking for something like that.

    If it's true.

    Edit: Shouldn't have looked at the website ;) Good to see we've had some confirmation.
     
  5. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    It's definitely true. A friend of mine picked up a discontinued G4 Mac mini for only $299 a CompUSA here just last week. It's a great deal if your local CompUSA store has any discontinued Macs still remaining in stock.
     
  6. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    wow, that almost makes getting a old mini worth it, haha
     
  7. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    Hey, all my friend needed was a basic system. You certainly can't find anything else better out there for that low of a price. Hell, it costs $200 just to buy Tiger & iLife '06 alone, so to get a system with those included for $299 sounds good to me. :)
     
  8. Kitrik macrumors member

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    Definitely checking this out tonight... Could definitely use an older Mac Mini...
     
  9. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    CompUSA has had some really good deals on Macs over the past couple of weeks. A powerbook G4 15" for $1100. That's a really good deal.
     
  10. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    haha - i wasn't being sarcastic. it's definitely a good deal - it really does almost make it worth it.. especially for someone that doesn't need anything too powerful.
     
  11. mattcube64 macrumors 65816

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    Darnit! My Compusa is going out of business. So, all Macs are 10% off. Too bad they're not taking part in the national 25% off. I'd buy a Mac Mini for $299 in a heartbeat. Honest to God.
     
  12. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Maybe they have a 12" PB! I better go check my store (if there's one around here, I don't even remember).
     
  13. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    So is mine. :(
     
  14. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    wish i had gotten my mini for $299... but I still love it. won't need another mac for a long time, just a bigger display!
     
  15. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    The Compusa in my town went out of business a few years ago (before I had a Mac, actually). So I've been without a local place that has Mac software and Hardware for a LONG time.
     
  16. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    $299 for a mini? They weren't ever $400, were they??
     
  17. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    Even online the Compusa.com store has the 1.42 Ghz G4 mini at $349.
     
  18. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    and I wonder if that's really the 1.5 G4 with the 64 VRAM. If so, that's a really tempting offer. Isn't there supposed to be a way to tell if a mini is one of the silent updates? By the serial number or something?
     
  19. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Hmm..my gradmom has been think about getting my cousins a laptop..perhaps she could get 2 PB
     
  20. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I would rather buy a Refurb direct from Apple than anything new at CompUSA.

    Comp's open box demos take a beating.

    Be careful that anything you buy is absolutely sealed new in box.

    Also watch those serial numbers for bad batches.
     
  21. RichP macrumors 68000

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    The Quad is that cheap? It isnt discontinued.
     
  22. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yes it is (more or less)....they're just dumping remaining units as far as I know.
     
  23. poppe macrumors 68020

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    They did this mid august for at my compUSA (Frisco, TX)... like the 13ish of august.
     
  24. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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    damnit.

    no more at any of my local compusa's.

    even at $349, it's not too bad a deal, is it?
     
  25. Miguey macrumors 6502

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    and along with this, in So Cal, theres a compusa in the chino spectrum whose going out of buisness i assume, they have this huge clearance sale, and their computers are at least 10% off, even the Macs are marked off...but they are still expensive..
     

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