after macworld...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by jsklar, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. jsklar macrumors member

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    so after macworld, if/when the new powerbooks are released and there are discounts on the current models, will i be able to BTO the then outdated models? will i be able to use an educational discount too?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Once a model is discontinued, you can't BTO them, or, AFAIK, get an edu discount.
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    i'll back up this statement... once discontinued, no BTO (via apple.com), no edu. discount.

    i mean discontinued means just that...
     
  4. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I can understand that you can't do a BTO on a discontinued item. Surprised that the educational discount wound not still be offered.
     
  5. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    It is my understanding that EDU discounts are still available. Though the difference may only be $50.
     
  6. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    i thought they all got lumped together in the special deals section... (meaning no specific [further] discounted page for edu.)

    in any case, edu. discounting is a courtesy offered by apple. it is certainly understandable if apple didn't let you "double dip" on discounts by not offering further edu discounts on already discounted discontinued items.
     
  7. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    True, but Apple want to move old inventory. I think it is based more on the the inventory levels that may have.
     
  8. Mertzen macrumors 6502

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    the old ones will be in the SALE section with the refurbs .. but no BTO will be available .. mainly because BTO is done in the factory .. once that line has stopped the only source the old ones come from are warehouses .. so it is operationally impossible to BTO those old ones ..
     
  9. Norouzi macrumors 6502

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    Apple ususlly dosen't have a problem with excess inventory since they actually stop producing machines before they release new models. Or at least they used to, maybe they've changed that after running out of G4 iMacs about a month before the G5 iMac was released. But most of the warehouse companies like Macmall and Macwarehouse buy huge quantities of the old models as soon as new ones are announced.
     
  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Not always since they have resellers that manage the the "stock balance" requirements closely. They do have good inventory control, but it is not perfect.
     

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